Restaurants and Other Attractions


The following is an extensive (but not comprehensive) list of local restaurants in Hyde Park. For your convenience we have grouped them according to their distance from campus. When possible we have provided a link to the restaurant’s webpage so you can take a look at their menus.

5 minute walk from campus:

Medici on 57th (American):

Nile Restaurant (Middle Eastern):

Salonica Restaurant (Greek):

Woodlawn Tap (aka “Jimmy’s”) – 1172 E 55th St, Chicago, IL 60637

Medici Bakery:

Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe:

Plein Air Café: 

Noodles, Etc. (Asian):


10-15 minute walk from campus:

Harold’s Chicken Shack – 1208 E 53rd St,

Leona’s (Italian):

Thai 55:

Kikuya (Japanese):

Shinju Sushi:

Snail Thai Cuisine:

Cedar’s Mediterranean Kitchen:

Maravillas Restaurant (Mexican):

Bonjour Bakery Café – 1550 E 55th St, Chicago

Pockets (Sandwiches):

Potbelly Sandwich Shop:

La Petite Folie (French):

Piccolo Mondo:

The Sit-Down Café and Sushi Bar (Pizza/Sandwiches/Sushi):

Yusho (Japanese):


20 minute walk from campus:

A10 (Italian/French):

Pizza Capri:

Giordano’s (Pizza):

Rajun Cajun (Indian):

Bar Louie (American/Cocktails):

Mellow Yellow (American/Crepes):

Café 53 (Sandwiches):

Chant (Asian Fusion):

The Promontory (American/Bar):

Native Foods (Vegan/Vegetarian):

Porkchop (Barbeque):

Valois (American):

Cholie’s (Pizza) – 1601 E 53rd St

Ja’ Grill (Jamaican) – 


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