Old Town Restaurants in Chicago
You will find a robust dining scene in the Old Town neighborhood. Here is a look at a number of Old Town restaurants that have been in the neighborhood for over 25 years.
Dinotto Pizza e Vino
1551 N Wells Street
Since 1989, Dinotto’s has been a popular Italian destination in the Old Town neighborhood. Dinotto has a cozy, intimate ambiance that combines European warmth with a New World feel. Their delicious Neapolitan pizzas are cooked in a 900-degree wood-burning volcanic rock oven that was designed specifically for the restaurant.
1448 N Wells Street
For 50 years, Fireplace Inn has been serving up food in the Old Town neighborhood. Barbecue ribs, steak, seafood and gourmet burgers are some of their staples. With over 40 HD TVs and an extensive beer menu, it’s also a great place to watch the big game.
1531 N Wells Street
Kamechachi is the original sushi restaurant in Chicago. Known for their incredible sushi and modern-day ambiance, the restaurant welcomes you with a large bar, classy dining room, cozy upstairs area and a huge sidewalk patio. Kamehachi is also home to BATSU!, Chicago’s live Japanese game show.
1758 N Sedgwick Street
Established in 1885, Marge’s Still is the oldest running tavern in Chicago and gets its name from Marge Landeck who was the first women in the city of Chicago to obtain a liquor license. The menu has a wide variety of pub and bistro foods, and a space that pays tribute to the late Marge and the speakeasy years.
O’Brien’s Restaurant & Bar
45 E Riverwalk Street
O’Brien’s Restaurant & Bar has been a staple of the Old Town neighborhood for many years. Although the Old Town location is currently under construction, you can visit O’Brien’s on the Chicago Riverwalk in Chicago’s Loop.
Old Town Ale House
219 W North Avenue
Founded in 1958, Old Town Ale House was made famous because of musicians, actors, comics and eccentrics who favorited the bar, including Anthony Bourdain and Roger Ebert.
1401 N Wells Street
This family-owned Italian restaurant has been serving guests of Old Town for over 40 years. Be sure to grab a seat in their beautiful back patio while you eat their authentic Italian dishes including pasta, chicken, veal and fresh fish entrees.
Topo Gigio Ristorante
1516 N Wells Street
Located in the heart of Wells Street, Topo Gigio Ristorante has been a favorite for locals and visitors for over 25 years. During the winter months, dine in their dinning room, and outside in their beautiful garden during the summer.
1655 N Sedgwick Street
Established in 1932, Twin Anchors is known for their barbecued baby-back ribs and their local neighborhood feel. Over the years, Twin Anchors has been given much recognition including a 2018 Trip Expert’s Choice award as well as CBS list of Chicago for best barbecue in Chicago in 2014. This quaint restaurant has been frequented by celebrities over the years, and also featured in movies and TV shows.