Chicago is the largest city in Illinois and is named from a French rendering of the Native American word shikaakwa, meaning “wild onion.” The city has many upscale dining options, ethnic restaurants that receive rave reviews, and is the hometown for deep-dish pizza and hot dogs with pickles, relish, peppers, tomatoes, and mustard known as the Chicago-style hot dog.
It’s also a pet-friendly city with many bars, cafes, and restaurants that allow dogs who have good manners to sit, hang out, and spend time with you as you catch a meal, catch up with friends over coffee, or go out to dinner after a nice afternoon in the park.
Tommy’s Guitars and Cafe is located at 2548 W Chicago and is open Mon from 7:30am to 5pm, Tues thru Fri till 7pm, and Sat from 8am to 5pm. It’s the only cafe where you can buy a burger, fries, soda, and a guitar at the same time! Dogs are allowed at the outdoor seating area and will be offered water while you enjoy one of their sub sandwiches, salads, or check out some of their guitars and accessories.
Sunrise Cafe is a great place to get breakfast or lunch. It is open everyday from 7am to 3pm and is a good family place. They are located at 2012 W Chicago Ave and dogs are allowed at the outdoor patio area. It’s a diner that will always refill your cup of coffee, has a mom and pop feel, and receives rave reviews on their hash browns.
Eleven City Diner is located at 1112 S Wabash Ave and allowed dogs to sit with their owners at the outdoor tables. Eleven is open Mon thru Thurs from 8am to 9:30pm, Fri 8am to 10:30pm, Sat 8:30am to 10:30pm, and Sun 8:30am to 9pm. It’s a diner that boasts an old-time feel and has great deli sandwiches, brisket that you might die for, burgers, and knishes. They even have old-fashioned sodas such as the Brooklyn Egg Cream and milkshakes.
America’s Dog is the place to go to for hot dogs! There are 4 locations and they all allow dogs to hang out at their outdoor seating areas. Have a hot dog with the works that reflects the city it is from such as the Chicago dog that has mustard, relish, onions, peppers, tomato, pickle wedge, and celery salt or a Houston dog that has chili on it. Maybe you’ll want a Baltimore dog that is deep fried with melted cheddar and grilled onions on it. They also have burgers, wraps, and soup.