While Chicago embraces social distancing in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the city's dining scene has slowed to a crawl. Right? WRONG!
Dine-in operations at local restaurants and bars have been suspended until further notice across Illinois but many, many of our favorite restaurants are still open for delivery and carry-out. Many have even adopted and expanded their "to-go" operations in light of the situation, offering no-contact delivery and family-style options.
See below for a list of restaurants that are still cookin'.
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Little Bad Wolf - The delicious dishes of this Andersonville spot are now available for curbside pick up and delivery through Grubhub and Doordash. Check Instagram for menu and specials.
Hamburger Mary's - Experience Mary's "Drag Queen Drive-Thru" in the evenings on Thursdays through Sundays. Call in your order for carry-out and one of the restaurant's fabulous Drag Queens will bring your food out for curbside pickup when you arrive!
Vincent - In addition to providing a free “Family Staff Meal” to all out-of-work service industry folks every day (amazing!), Vincent will have a new daily menu for delivery and pick up from 4 - 8 p.m. Details here.
Big Jones - Introducing Little Jones—Big Jones’ temporary to-go-only pop-up (same location)! Check a menu for pick up and delivery (within two miles) here.
Parachute - From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays, you can order “Bing & Bop” from Parachute, a selection of the restaurant’s famed bing bread and comforting crispy rice dishes. Available for take out only (for now).
Superdawg - Rejoice! You can still get your Superdawg fix via carhop service, pick-up counters and drive-thru windows at both locations! Delivery is also available via Grubhub and DoorDash.
Luella’s Southern Kitchen - Get some Southern classics via Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash and UberEats. The restaurant also has pick up and curbside service available.
Humboldt Park/West Town
Spinning J - Spinning J still has your soup, bread, sandwiches, pastries, coffee and more coming in hot! Place a pickup order between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Check the restaurant’s social media for updates.
Bar Biscay - Get a family-style dinner for two (appetizer, salad, entree and dessert) for pick up or delivery from noon to 8 p.m. Additionally, “Bodega Biscay” is available for grocery delivery. Think of your basic, well-stocked bodega: dairy, produce/veggies, beans, rice, pasta, some proteins, some spices -- and also wine, beer & sodas.
Flo - Curbside pick up is available at Flo from noon to 8 p.m….and so are half-price bottles of wine with every order!
All Together Now - All Together Now knows we'd go crazy without our wine and cheese fix. Get these quarantine staples along with family dinners and more for pickup or delivery. Check out their website for full details.
Lola's Coney Island - Get hot dogs, sandwiches, burgers and more at this home to authentic Detroit-style coneys. Find delivery and pickup options online.
Tuman's Tap - Delivery, carry-out and curbside pickup are available here during the dining room's shutdown. Plus, you can get carry-out wine and beer. Find a menu and ordering options here.
Split Rail - Order carry-out and delivery through Split Rail’s website Tuesday through Sunday.
Entertaining Company - This catering company temporarily turned at-home dining saviors has put together custom menus and boxed lunches and is offering free delivery.
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Old Pueblo - Pickup and delivery are available daily via the restaurant’s website.
R.J. Grunts - Get all your favorites from Grunt’s via delivery or carry-out from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Hutch American Bistro - The kitchen staff behind Hutch is ready to serve you at home with carry-out, delivery and curbside pickup orders available from 11 to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 8:30 p.m. through Grubhub, DoorDash and UberEats.
Crisp - Savor the flavor of Crisp’s delicious fried chicken by ordering carry-out, curbside pickup and delivery via the restaurant’s website or by calling ahead.
The Art Of Pizza - Deep dish delivered to your front door (or available for pick up).
The Chicago Diner - The restaurant that has been Meat-free since '83 has its menu, including the award-winning vegan milkshakes, available for no-contact pickup or delivery through Caviar.
Homeslice - All profits from Homeslice’s carry-out and delivery orders placed during the shutdown will go directly to an employee emergency fund.
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Wicker Park/Logan Square
Pub Royale - Enjoy Pub Royale's British-Indians snacks for carry-out and delivery. Order on Caviar.
Mott St. & Mini Mott - Mott St. is now available for carry-out and delivery from noon to 10 p.m. Mini Mott’s full menu is available for carry-out and delivery. Place orders for either through Caviar.
90 Miles - Get Cuban comfort food when you place an order for delivery or pickup.
Jibaritos Y Mas - Do not fear! Jibaritos are available for delivery and pick up seven days a week here.
L'Patron - Get your taco fix from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. with delivery, carry-out and curbside pickup from L'Patron. Call ahead to order.
Boiler Room - It’s business as usual for Boiler Room’s delivery and carry-out service. Sorry, still no Jameson ice cream to go!
Ground Control - Ground Control is here to make sure all the vegans and vegetarians are taken care of! You can order delivery through Caviar or GrubHub, every day, from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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River North/The Loop
Sunda - Not only can you order Sunda for delivery, takeout and catering–call them directly to do so–, but you can also purchase specially curated experiences to enjoy once all this has blown over. See more on their website.
Gene & Georgetti - If steak is what you’re craving, then Gene & Georgetti is here to deliver–literally. Order delivery through DoorDash or Grubhub, or call to place a take-out order.
Roka Akor - Roka Akor will be open daily from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. for takeout and delivery. You can use DoorDash or Caviar to place your order.
Cafe Spiagga - Savor your Italian favorites from Cafe Spiagga by grabbing carry-out or ordering delivery through the restaurant's website.
River Roast - Treat yourself to an RR Burger or any of River Roast’s fantastic offerings through carry-out or delivery on DoorDash.
Jake Melnick’s - We all need a little comfort food during this time and Jake Melnick’s is here to supply. The standard menu is available for carry-out or delivery through DoorDash.
Entente - Get a Michelin-starred meal for the whole family with Entente's new daily family meal offerings. Check out the rotating menu and order yours for delivery or pickup through Tock.
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West Loop/River West
Bonci - There will be a few different options ranging from meat lovers to vegan and vegetarian available from Bonci at the West Loop location. Use Caviar, DoorDash and GrubHub to order for pick-up or delivery.
The Roost - To snag some delicious fried chicken from The Roost go to their website.
ROOH - Get high-end Indian cuisine, including a $24 weekly meal special, delivered to your door or place an order for pickup.
Pie-Eyed Pizzeria - If you need that pizza fix, Pie-Eyed has got you covered! You can walk-up for slices or order for delivery or carry-out. Call to order or use GrubHub.
Bottom Lounge - Bottom Lounge will be open for delivery, carry-out and curbside pick-up from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Monday - Friday with a limited take-out menu. Don’t worry! It’s still got all the staples and you can get beer and wine for carry-out as well! Call to order.
D’Amato's Bakery - You can grab your favorite subs and more for pickup from D'Amato's during normal business hours. Call ahead for more info.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken - Gus’s will be open for delivery and carry-out so you can get your fried chicken fix. You can call to order or use DoorDash or UberEats.
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Hyde Park/South Side
Virtue - Virtue will be offering the dinner menu and daily family meals for curbside pickup Wednesday through Sunday 5 - 9 p.m. You can call starting at noon each day to place your order.
Americanos - Call ahead to place a carry-out or delivery order because there's no way you're making it through quarantine without tacos.
Kimski - Hours might change day to day, but expect Kimski to be open 12 - 8 p.m. with orders being taken through GrubHub and Caviar.
Dusek's - Every morning Dusek’s will be announcing a different “Family Meal” that will be available for call-ahead pick-up. Each meal will have a suggested donation, but they ask that you simply pay what you can.
Pleasant House Pub - Open for delivery, pick-up and catering from both the hot’n’fresh and 4Letter Word Coffee bar menus. You can also stock up on some take-and-bake Royal Pies! You can place orders through most delivery apps.
Calumet Fisheries - Since Calumet Fisheries only does counter service, you could say things are “business as usual” at this South Side staple.
Top Notch Beefburgers - You can order one of Top Notch’s famous beef burgers for delivery or carry-out. Just give them a ring!
If you're looking for even more restaurants that are still open for "to go" orders while dining rooms are shuttered, check out this handy resource!