Restaurants in Lakeview
Tucked below a psychic shop, Flub A Dub Chub’s is the choice for anyone hankering for dogs, burgers, or hot beefs. Though it’s branded a hot dog emporium, the Roe burger (a burger topped with bacon, avocado, and cheddar) was voted one of the best in the city.
Ideal for group dining in Lakeview, Coobah is a lively two-room space with loud Latin music, closely packed tables, and a quirky color palette that pairs rust orange and sky blue hues.
A staple in the Lakeview community, the Mystic Celt evokes the spirit of a traditional Irish pub with its bright green façade and Sunday brunch buffet complete with authentic black and white pudding.
Leaving her job as a CPA to go to culinary school led Lisa Santos to open this half café, half specialty grocery store in Lakeview back in 2003.
Located in an old train car, this Lakeview landmark serves greasy spoon specialties on paper plates 24 hours a day.
Lively tapas and martini joint
In the mid 1980s, Bill Murphy opened a hotdog stand in Lakeview to put himself through architect school. Soon after, though, he realized his calling to serve some of the finest split and grilled Vienna Beef links in the Windy City.
To the delight of Lakeview residents, Doug Zell and his wife Emily Mange established the first Intelligentsia Coffeebar in 1995. Though the small franchise has now grown to five locations, Intelligentsia upholds their original mission to provide the highest quality, direct trade coffee.
The lowered ceilings, recessed lighting, and plain wooden tables in Rise's dining room channel attention to the sleek bar area, where the sake display is illuminated by pendant light fixtures encircled by whimsical wire loops.