Words like frugal, value, and deal mean different things to different people. So at 10Best, we picked a few of our favorite places where you can eat a yummy meal without spending tons of cash. A few of our favorites include Superdawg Drive-In and Al's #1, which are low in cost and serve some of Chicago famous hot dogs and beef sandwiches. While places like this get high marks for personality, they also are high in calories. That's why we also included some healthier options on our best value list. After all, you can only eat so much deep-dish pizza, hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches before you crave something that doesn't come with a side order of fries.
Some of the best values in town – and some of the best food in town – is found at Chicago's many ethnic restaurants. Here, you can order delicious, authentic and inexpensive dishes loaded with flavorful noodles, rice and meats. The unique spices of country's cuisine lets you try adventurous new dishes without coughing up a lot of money. Chicago also has some wallet-friendly Cajun restuarants that serve food which tastes like it was made in Louisiana. In Chicago, a cheap meal doesn't have to be a low-quality one.