341 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Chicago.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Listening Room is a cafe in the Loop with good food and a great sound system.
La Birrieria is a Mexican restaurant in Humboldt Park with fantastic birria.
La Esperanza is a Mexican spot in Pilsen with some of the best mole we’ve ever had.
Naudi’s is a pizza spot in Lincoln Park with tasty thin crust pies.
Bloom is a vegan spot in Wicker Park from the team behind Amaru.
The Duplex in Logan Square serves food from different chefs every six months.
Mae’s Que House is a takeout-only spot in South Loop serving smoked meats and sides.
Lloyd’s Upscale Catering in Avondale is a takeout-only spot with fried chicken and BBQ.
Daley’s Restaurant in Woodlawn serves diner-style dishes and soul food classics.
Gretel is a restaurant in Logan Square with an incredible burger and a lot of whiskey.