If your knowledge of the South Side is limited to Midway International Airport, the Original Rainbow Cone, and the intro to Family Matters, it’s time to change that. We asked nine South Siders from a variety of neighborhoods to share the places and things they think make the South Side great. Get ready to add these 20 items to your Chicago bucket list.
“Order the catfish dinner with lemon pepper.” - Evan F Moore, Chicago Lawn resident
Calumet Fisheries may look like a roadside shack, but don’t let appearances fool you. Sure, it’s located at the end of a rusty bridge you may recognize from Blues Brothers, there are no bathrooms, and you’ll have to eat in your car, but that’s part of the charm. This James Beard Award-winning, South Deering staple has been serving freshly smoked seafood for over 65 years and is one of the last remaining smokehouses in the state. Even Anthony Bourdain is a fan!