Chicago is known the world over for a handful of local food favorites such as the Italian beef sandwich, the Chicago dog (no ketchup!) and, of course, the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. During your time spent at O'Hare you can experience these old-time favorites, but also much more. Local chefs and restaurants have opened concessions within O'Hare to bring you the best of what our city has to offer.
Here are a few local spots you can check out along with the well-known faves.
Chicago Style Food including Chicago dogs, Italian beef, sandwiches for breakfast and Metropolis coffee. The first Gold Coast Dogs was open on January 14th 1985, since then we are serving nothing but the best hotdogs. Since then they've been keeping the Chicago style hot dog tradition alive. Gold Coast Dogs is the only official company who participate in special events such as Blues Fest and Taste of Chicago and are proud that they are the “Taste of Chicago,” literally.
For over 33 years "NUTS ON CLARK" has pioneered the nuts, candy and popcorn, caramel corn and cheese corn business, two blocks north of Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Herbert Kenney founded it while Estelle, his wife, created the "NUTS ON CLARK" name, logo and store designs. The tradition continues as daughter, Carla, and son, Robert, continue the energy, creativity and pride of quality.
Reilly’s Daughter Irish Pub is your friendly neighborhood tavern located in the rear of the beautiful food court at Midway. Reilly’s has been a Southside of Chicago tradition since 1976. USA TODAY 10BEST and Airport Revenue News (ARN) voted Rielly's Daughter on the top 10 Best Airport Bars in 2016, so stop by and see for yourself!