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Guidebook for Forest Park / Oak Park

Jordan & Jeremy
Jordan & Jeremy
Meðlimur síðan 2013
Jordan & Jeremy

Guidebook for Forest Park / Oak Park

Food scene
This is an award winning Italian Restaurant. We recommend going on Thursday and ordering the Chef's Special. They will allow you to taste a number of different dishes and pair wines accordingly. Call for reservations if you are going on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Ask for Dave!
Gaetano's
7636 Madison Street
This is an award winning Italian Restaurant. We recommend going on Thursday and ordering the Chef's Special. They will allow you to taste a number of different dishes and pair wines accordingly. Call for reservations if you are going on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Ask for Dave!
This is one of our favorite haunts. It has an amazing burger, wonderful beer selection, and the mac and cheese is too die for! We have had everything on the menu and we have yet to be disappointed. There are two other locations in Oak Park.
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Scratch Kitchen & Lounge
7445 Madison Street
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This is one of our favorite haunts. It has an amazing burger, wonderful beer selection, and the mac and cheese is too die for! We have had everything on the menu and we have yet to be disappointed. There are two other locations in Oak Park.
Delicious traditional Mexican food!
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New Rebozo
1116 Madison Street
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Delicious traditional Mexican food!
Maya Del Sol has Latin Fusion Cuisine. It a wonderful restaurant and if you are visiting during the summer, it has one of the best patios in town.
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Maya Del Sol
144 South Oak Park Avenue
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Maya Del Sol has Latin Fusion Cuisine. It a wonderful restaurant and if you are visiting during the summer, it has one of the best patios in town.
We have been here too many time to count. This is a great place for an easy lunch or dinner. Highly recommend the pot roast sandwich - yum!
Old School Tavern and Grill
201 Desplaines Ave
We have been here too many time to count. This is a great place for an easy lunch or dinner. Highly recommend the pot roast sandwich - yum!
This is another great spot for good food and a large beer selection. A large bar with a number of televisions to watch football or basketball game. There is also a dining room and large outdoor patio if you are not interested in sitting in the bar area.
Duck Fat Inn
7218 Madison Street
This is another great spot for good food and a large beer selection. A large bar with a number of televisions to watch football or basketball game. There is also a dining room and large outdoor patio if you are not interested in sitting in the bar area.
We order deep dish chicago style pizza from this Lou's all the time. Great pizza! Don't forget to get the buttered crust : )
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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
1038 Lake Street
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We order deep dish chicago style pizza from this Lou's all the time. Great pizza! Don't forget to get the buttered crust : )
Love the ambiance of this restaurant. It also has an extensive bourbon menu and great little bar. Great for lunch or dinner.
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The Little Gem Cafe
189 N Marion St
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Love the ambiance of this restaurant. It also has an extensive bourbon menu and great little bar. Great for lunch or dinner.
If you are craving sushi, this is the best local spot to get it. It is a smaller restaurant so you might have wait if you are headed there on a Friday or Saturday night.
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SEN Sushi Bar
814 South Oak Park Avenue
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If you are craving sushi, this is the best local spot to get it. It is a smaller restaurant so you might have wait if you are headed there on a Friday or Saturday night.
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Cucina Paradiso
814 North Boulevard
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Sightseeing
Frank Lloyd Home and Studio is a wonderful tour. It is about an hour and the tours fill up quickly. To ensure a spot you can register and pay online for the tours. There is also a walking tour (Wright Plus Walking Tour ) and a bike tour. These take you to other well known Wright homes in the area. Great thing to do on a beautiful day.
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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
951 Chicago Avenue
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Frank Lloyd Home and Studio is a wonderful tour. It is about an hour and the tours fill up quickly. To ensure a spot you can register and pay online for the tours. There is also a walking tour (Wright Plus Walking Tour ) and a bike tour. These take you to other well known Wright homes in the area. Great thing to do on a beautiful day.
Local candy and cookie manufacturer. It has a small store you can go into and buy candy. It is great to do with kids.
Ferrara Candy Company
7301 Harrison St
Local candy and cookie manufacturer. It has a small store you can go into and buy candy. It is great to do with kids.
Ernest Hemingway Museum gives you the opportunity to learn more about the great American author and see his birthplace.
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Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Museum
339 North Oak Park Avenue
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Ernest Hemingway Museum gives you the opportunity to learn more about the great American author and see his birthplace.
Ernest Hemingway Boyhood Home
600 N Kenilworth Ave
100 year old conservatory offers a great place for a picnic and area for kids to run around.
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Oak Park Conservatory
615 Garfield Street
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100 year old conservatory offers a great place for a picnic and area for kids to run around.
One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most recognizable creations. If you are interested in Frank Llyod Wright you will want to make sure you visit Unity Temple. There are also tour available. It is very easy to sign up online.
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Unity Temple
875 Lake Street
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One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most recognizable creations. If you are interested in Frank Llyod Wright you will want to make sure you visit Unity Temple. There are also tour available. It is very easy to sign up online.
Mills Park and Pleasant Home is a lovely park to walk around and the Pleasant Home in the park is well maintained and beautiful. It is also very close to downtown Oak Park. They do offer tours of the home for $10.
Mills Park
217 Home Ave
Mills Park and Pleasant Home is a lovely park to walk around and the Pleasant Home in the park is well maintained and beautiful. It is also very close to downtown Oak Park. They do offer tours of the home for $10.
Fun place to take the family for a night of bowling.
Circle Bowling Lanes
7244 Circle Ave
Fun place to take the family for a night of bowling.
Great place to catch a movie with the family.
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Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre
1022 Lake Street
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Great place to catch a movie with the family.
Drinks
This is our local brewery. It has delicious beer and grand ambiance. It is a kid-friendly as well.
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Exit Strategy Brewing Co.
7700 Madison Street
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This is our local brewery. It has delicious beer and grand ambiance. It is a kid-friendly as well.
If you are exploring downtown Oak Park, this is neat place to grab a drink. It does not have food only drinks. It is also dog friendly so you might see a number of local puppies while you are there!
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BEER SHOP
1026 North Blvd
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If you are exploring downtown Oak Park, this is neat place to grab a drink. It does not have food only drinks. It is also dog friendly so you might see a number of local puppies while you are there!
Breakfast Spots
One of the best places to get breakfast in Forest Park. It is a 1950's diner and has traditional breakfast food at a great price. There is no alcohol and it has diner coffee - just FYI. If you are headed there on a Saturday or Sunday morning, expect a wait.
Louie's Grill
7422 Madison Street
One of the best places to get breakfast in Forest Park. It is a 1950's diner and has traditional breakfast food at a great price. There is no alcohol and it has diner coffee - just FYI. If you are headed there on a Saturday or Sunday morning, expect a wait.
Great spot for brunch. Good drinks and excellent coffee.
caffe De Luca
7427 Madison Street
Great spot for brunch. Good drinks and excellent coffee.
Popular breakfast spot in Forest Park. Offers glutton free pancakes and waffles. A large breakfast and lunch menu.
Madison Park Kitchen
7525 Madison St
Popular breakfast spot in Forest Park. Offers glutton free pancakes and waffles. A large breakfast and lunch menu.
Chicken and Waffles is great place to grab breakfast. It is very busy on the weekends so expect a wait.
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Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles
543 Madison Street
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Chicken and Waffles is great place to grab breakfast. It is very busy on the weekends so expect a wait.
This is a good spot for good coffee or a small bit to eat in the morning. They have bagels and muffins. They will not have a large breakfast if that is what you are looking for.
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Counter Coffee
7324 Madison Street
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This is a good spot for good coffee or a small bit to eat in the morning. They have bagels and muffins. They will not have a large breakfast if that is what you are looking for.
Delivery Options
Feel like staying in tonight? Order pizza from Lou Malnati's and stay home. It tends to take about an hour for delivery.
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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
1038 Lake Street
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Feel like staying in tonight? Order pizza from Lou Malnati's and stay home. It tends to take about an hour for delivery.
Bodhi Thai Bistro
6211 West Roosevelt Road