Where to Get Comfort Food in Chicago

comfort food in chicago

Craving comfort food? Us, too. So, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite spots to score comforting meals in the Windy City. When you’re craving something tasty and quick, check out these places to get some good comfort food in Chicago.

Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is the epitome of comfort food in our book, and Honey Butter Fried Chicken does it right. Order up the strips, sandwiches, or stick to the original on-the-bone chicken — you really can’t go wrong here. Their famous honey butter is the ultimate sweet accompaniment to their crispy, savory chicken. Don’t miss the pimento mac ‘n cheese.

Joy’s Noodles & Rice

For the best noodles and rice in Chicago, head to Joy’s in Lakeview for a comforting bowl of Pad Thai. Their beloved menu also includes dishes like chicken coconut curry, drunken noodles, tom yum soup, and lots of other comforting options.

Le Bouchon

Famous for their French onion soup, Le Bouchon had to be our list of spots to get comfort food in Chicago. They’ve been serving French bistro classics since 1993, and their menu also offers delicious comforting dishes like steak frites and macaroni gratin.


When an Italian beef sandwich is what you need, stop by Portillo’s for your fix. You can also choose from a variety of other options like pasta, burgers, hot dogs, and chicken sandwiches. If you’re feeling adventurous, go for the jumbo chili cheese dog.

Royal House Pub

Pie is another obvious comfort food choice, and the Royal Pies are Royal House Pub are some of the best in the city. Handmade with a buttery, flaky crust, these pies are stuffed with savory ingredients like steak, chicken, and mushrooms. They’ve got a vegan pie, too.

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