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Adobo Grill, 215 W. North Ave., (312) 266-7999. Reasonably priced Mexican.
Brick’s Chicago, 1909 N Lincoln Ave, 312-255-0851. Thin (not super thin) crispy crust. Cheap beer too.
Delightful Pastries, 1710 N. Wells St., 312-255-0724. Strictly pastries. Known for their paczki or polish donuts.
Dinotto Pizza e Vino, 1551 North Wells Street, 312-202-0302. Neopolitan style pizzas under $20.
Fireplace Inn, 1448 N. Wells St., (312) 664-5264. Wells Street institution since 1969 known for burgers (around $12) and ribs (1/2 slab with salad and side $18). Sit near the fireplace in winter and in garden in summer.
Happy Camper, 1209 N. Wells St., (312) 344-1634. Pizza starts at $10, tire swings, every cocktail and wine $9, cheap beer.
Kanela Breakfast Club, 1552 N. Wells Street, 312-255-1206. Cage-Free Organic Eggs, Julius Meinl Coffee, supports local farms and markets. Most items under $12.
Kingsbury Street Cafe, 1332 N. Halsted St., 312-280-1718. Inexpensive breakfast and lunch spot. Fresh baked bread and pastries. Free parking.
La Fournette, 1547 N. Wells St., 312-624-9430. French bakery serving sandwiches, crepes, quiche, soups and salads under $10.
Mama Milano Pizza Bar, 1421 N. Wells St., 312-787-3710, thin crispy pies and entrees under $16.
O’Brien’s, 1528 N Wells, (312) 787-3131. Known for their burgers and outdoor patio.
Old Jerusalem, 1411 N Wells St, (312) 944-0459. Good quality low priced Lebanese and Middle Eastern. Most items around $10.
Twin Anchors, 1655 North Sedgwick Street, (312) 266-1616. Chicago-style fall off the bone ribs in messy sauce, if that’s your thing. The ribs are baked not barbequed or smoked. 1/2 slab with side and slaw $16.50.