Cheap eats South Loop Chicago. The South Loop is home to Roosevelt, Columbia, DePaul Universities, Robert Morris University and John Marshall Law School so it’s chock full of cheap and good dining options to cater to all the students and bargain hunters. Check each restaurant for days and hours of operation.
Aurelios, 1212 S. Michigan, (312) 374-4459. I’ve had this pizza at the home-base in Homewood and it was delicious. They have a two story rooftop per their website. Join Aurelio Rewards Get $2.50 Join Ritual and get $10 free
Devil Dawgs, 767 S State St, (312) 583-9100. A good Chicago hotdog and fries.
Flacos Tacos, 725 S Dearborn St, (312) 922-8226. Good tacos around $3-6. Daily taco special.
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, 805 S State St, (312) 786-1000. Delicious thin crust pies, pasta dishes and the Malnati salad.
Meli Cafe 500 S. Dearborn Street (312) 834-0500. Biscuits and gravy $9, Omelettes and bowls $13+.
Cheap eats South Loop Chicago
Manny’s, 1141 S Jefferson St, (312) 939-2855. South Loop institution serving, cafeteria -style, Matzo ball soup $8, enormous sandwiches for around $14, delicious potato latkes, more.
Portillo’s, 520 W. Taylor St., 312-667-4560. Okay so this is a fast food chain but everything is good including their burgers, crinkle fries and garbage salad. And of course the Italian beef and Chicago style hot dogs. Plus they have a drive-thru.
Tapas Valencia, 1530 S State St, (312) 842-4444. $3 tapa at the bar with purchase of drink. This deal may not be available currently.