Going to a Cubs game? Where to eat near Chicago’s Wrigley Field



It's fine to eat peanuts, Cracker Jack and beer during a Chicago Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field, but before or after the game, you can do a lot better than that. The neighborhood surrounding the ballpark, known as "Wrigleyville," is full of excellent restaurants.

Gourmet burgers are the stars of the lineup at Rockit Burger Bar, across the street from Wrigley Field, or DMK Burger Bar, which is about a mile away. There are plenty of ethnic eats, too, from Mexican food to African cuisine. Vegetarians and vegans will love Uncommon Ground, which is known for using locally grown and organic ingredients.

Wrigley Field is right off the Addison Red Line stop so it’s easy to visit (and much less crowded) even when a game isn’t happening. In fact, that's a better time to go if you're looking for a meal that's not rushed. The neighborhood skews younger, which will explain why it’s packed with bars along Clark Street, but it’s also a fun place to grab a bite to eat.




Authentic dishes from several African countries, including Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, are served in this modern restaurant on Clark Street, about one-third of a mile from Wrigley Field. Those not accustom to African food might try...  Read More




Pizza Rustica is known as a family-friendly pizza place yet can become more romantic as the night wears on because of the lighting. Exposed brick, low lighting, artwork on the walls and dark-stained wood give the place a homey feel and the menu...  Read More




Chicago does like its burgers so the competition for a great burger in this town is fierce. DMK Burger Bar is relatively new on the scene but it's making serious waves with its quality and selection. Diners can choose from bison, grass-fed beef,...  Read More




Locals order take out from this Mexican food hot spot regularly but Chicago Cubs baseball fans love its close proximity to Wrigley Field. The outside décor isn't exactly inviting but step inside and the warm colors on the wall and the aroma...  Read More




TAC Quick is one of those neighborhood joints that are staples and yet get packed when the Chicago Cubs play because it's so close to Wrigley Field. While the restaurant offers many traditional Thai dishes, the chef creates the dishes with a...  Read More




If you just want pizza with cheese and pepperoni, this isn't your place. Dimo's is known for its unique, made-from-scratch pizzas. It's particularly popular with the young late-night crowd, who come for a slice after drinking at the nearby bars...  Read More




This Kosher barbecue restaurant is both upscale and casual, serving delicious barbecued meats. But what makes this restaurant really stand out is that 100 percent of all the restaurant's profits are donated to a different charity every week. So...  Read More




This bistro is a hidden gem among the big, loud Wrigleyville restaurants, and a nice place to bring a date. It's BYOB, and there is no corkage free. Another money-saving idea is to go on Wednesday nights, when there is a $35 fixed price dinner...  Read More




Rockit Burger Bar, located across from historic Wrigley Field, is home to the popular mac & cheese attack burger and other gourmet burgers and house-made flatbread pizzas. A wide selection of craft beer and beverages keeps diners happy. The...  Read More




A combination of a cozy coffee shop and a gourmet restaurant, Uncommon Ground prides itself as "The Greenest Restaurant in America." It serves delicious food made with locally grown and organic ingredients and its two locations have on-site...  Read More


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Meet Jamie Bartosch

Jamie Bartosch is a lifelong Chicagoan who thinks her hometown is the greatest city in the world. She is an award-winning newspaper reporter, a freelance travel writer, and the mother of two great kids.

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