Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. Marion Street Market100 S Marion St, Oak Park
2. Felony Franks6427 North Ave, Oak Park
3. Maya del Sol144 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park
4. Poor Phil's Bar & Grill139 S Marion St, Oak Park
5. New Rebozo1116 Madison St, Oak Park
6. Taste of Brasil906 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park
7. Eyrie Culinary Restaurant128 N Oak Park Ave, Oak Park
8. Sen Sushi Bar814 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park
9. Delia's Kitchen1034 Lake St, Oak Park
10. Mickey's Gyros & Ribs525 N Harlem Ave, Oak Park
11. Mancini’s Italian Bistro1111 Lake St, Oak Park
This relaxed fromagerie/charcuterie/bistro offers a wide variety of cheese, wine, craft beer, and sweets. On the menu, you'll find items such as: bacon-wrapped dates, cauliflower melt, duck pb&j, crab-crusted walleye, and hanger steak.
"Home of the misdemeanor wiener," this prison-themed fast-food joint employs ex-felons and ex-offenders to help them get back on their feet.
Maya del Sol is a Latin American fusion restaurant that offers cuisine from South America, Central America, Spain, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The restaurants boasts a spacious patio and an extensive tequila selection, along with weekly specials and happy hour five days a week.
This Cajun restaurant and bar lives up to its name by offering oyster shooters, which are exactly what you think: chilled shot glasses filled with the aphrodisiac and topped with cocktail sauce and horseradish.
Drawing from traditional Mexican cuisine and family recipes, food at this Day of the Dead-themed restaurant is worth living for.
Tucked away on Oak Park Ave, this modest restaurant serves traditional Brazilian cuisine like feijoada (black bean stew with smoked pork and sausage), moqueca de peixe (fish stew), and bobó de camarão (shrimp in cassava puree). BYOB.
Managed and staffed by the students of Robert Morris University, Eyrie uses locally-sourced ingredients to create seasonal, American fare like blackberry BBQ grilled chicken sandwiches, queso fresco and green chile polenta, and roasted pear and hazelnut salad. The restaurant accepts donations to a university scholarship fund in lieu of gratuities.
Sen Sushi Bar is a casual, 30-seat restaurant serving up fresh-off-the-boat fish from Japan from its small, Oak Park Ave. storefront. At lunch, the space fills up with Bento Box-loving business folk, and at dinner, Sen boasts a wide variety of classic sushi rolls, as well as vegetarian and contemporary rolls, like the Oak Park Maki, with super white tuna, asparagus tempura, cream cheese, pine nuts, tobiko, and sesame. Plenty of sake and martinis are also on offer to pair with your high-quality, low-cost sushi dinner at Sen.
Delia's has everything you'd want from a diner, but made with actual, human love. The menu includes American and European-inspired dishes, all the loose tea your heart desires, and, somehow, gluten-free French toast.
Gyros or "yee-ros?" At this meat lovers paradise, it doesn't matter. But if you're opting for the ribs, bring a bib. And maybe an antacid.
This ristorante italiano offers flatbread pizza, panini, speciality pasta (think gnocchi with sausage and mushrooms), and seafood. Popular small plates selections are the homemade chips with gorgonzola drizzle and artichoke bruschetta.