Melrose Park, Illinois
Melrose Park is naturally home to a lot of great Italian and Mexican restaurants, as much of their population consists of Italian-Americans and Mexican-Americans. Many people come to Melrose Park to attend races at Maywood Park Racetrack, or to see the Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Access is convenient, with a Metra railroad station giving quick access to the downtown Chicago area. If you're planning on coming to Melrose Park, let us tell you a few of our favorite picks for lunch and dinner, or perhaps drinks afterward, in the 60160, 60161, 60164, and 60165 zip codes.
There is not another experience like this one in the Melrose Park area! The one of a kind seventy food touch interactive bar is quite literally a look into the future. You can doodle and sketch with your fingers on t he bar whil eyou enjoy your drink... watch it fade and start all over again. Of course it takes more than a great bar to get people to come back time and time again. Currently we're coming back for the Blueberry martinis and the signature iBar martini, which consists of Grey Goose, Korbel Champagne, and Pineapple Juice.
Address: 2010 West North Avenue
PORTILLO'S HOT DOGS
The Melrose Park Portillo's location is no more, but the Northlake location gets an honorable mention on this page. Why? Because you cannot beat this place for the best food and the best service! Much more than just hot dogs, they've also got great burgers, beef, and beer! Highly recommended!
Address: 170 West North Avenue (in Northlake)
ABRUZZO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
That familiar black awning stretching out over the sidewalk announces its presence, and the handcrafted wood bar, elegant white tablecloth-draped tables, and outdoor patio are the other signature touches that let you know you're dining at Abruzzo's. Their homemade pasta and seafood is to die for! Try the Shrimp Diavolo.
Address: 1509 Division Street
Louie's Lounge is just another fun yet laid back strip bar where you can relax with friends, and check out the sexy dancers. They've got a good mix of chicks here, black and white, blonde and brunette, slim and voluptuous. Great bartenders who really know how to serve a drink.
Address: 4601 West Lake Street
DANNY'S CAFE & DELI
Danny's Cafe & Deli has a lot more to offer than just that... including catering! But let's not get ahead of ourselves. We love Danny's for their incredible restaurant fare, from their Eggplant Rotolo to their Two 8oz Pork Chops Vesuvio with potatos and peppers! Everything on the menu is delicious and highly recommended by us!
Address: 1419 North 15th Avenue
There's not much to say about Hooter's that hasn't already been said, and if you're considering it as a venue for your lunch or dinner, you already know the reasons why it's a great choice! Hot waitresses, great wings, and lots of fun memorabilia to take home with you. Need we say more?
Address: 2503 West North Avenue
SORRENTO VILLAGE RESTAURANT & PIZZA
Sorrento's Italian Village La Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria is an incredible place to go for the best homemade Italian food in the area! This family has been serving the area for close to fifty years. We love the lunch buffet and the daily specials.
Address: 2318 North Mannheim Road
BAKERS SQUARE RESTAURANT & PIE
Bakers Square is one of the chain restaurants that we can really get behind, because they've got such delicious lunches and dinners, and of course those incredible pies! Try the key lime pie or the French silk pie, and tell them we sent you!
Address: 1319 West North Avenue
With eighteen locations in the Chicago area, you know that Bacci Pizzeria must be doing something right! They're the home of the jumbo slice with free pop, Here's our favorite part of the menu... the huge selection of items on the pizza: Sausage, Mushrooms, Pepperoni, Green Peppers, Onion, Fresh Garlic, Black Olives, Green Olives, Bacon, Ricotta, Spinach, Pineapple, Sliced Tomatoes, Hot Giardiniera Peppers, Ham, Ground Beef, Sliced Italian Beef, Shrimp, Anchovies, Broccoli, Chicken Breast, Turkey Breast, Turkey Breast, Eggplant, Zucchini. Ricotta Cheese or Roasted Red Pepper. How about a combo of Roasted Red Peppers, Ricotta Cheese, and Hot Giardiniera Peppers? That's our favorite. So good!
Address: 2212 West North Avenue
LUIS & LUIGI'S MEXICAN ITALIAN RESTAURANT
Wonderful Italian food at a price that's right! The Mexican pizza is probably our favorite thing on the menu, and they've also got a Veal Limon that will really impress your tastebuds. High quality ingredients, very good service, and clean surroundings. Love this place!
Address: 5245 East Saint Charles Road