There's no doubt we Illinoisians take our food seriously, especially given all of the awesome restaurants our great state has to offer (and these too). We're bringing you all 29 of Illinois' best diners, drive-ins and dives, as brought to you buy Guy Fieri and The Food Network.
Even before the recent "designer burger" trend, burgers were big in Illinois.
Location: 1241 Harms Road, Glenview, IL 60025
Hackney's got its start serving beer and food during prohibition. However, even after the passage of the 21st Amendment, Hackney's is still serving their famous burgers on rye bread and onion rings.
Guy's Recommendations: Inside-Out Burger, French Fried Onions
Location: 1724 S. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Ranked the #1 restaurant in Des Plaines by tripadivsor, Paradise Pup is a must-go place for any burger lover.
Guy's Recommendations: Char Burger and Three Layer Fries
DMK Burger Bar
Location: 2954 N. Sheffield Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
Serving more than just your classic meat patty, DMK Burger Bar offers burgers of all types and even has a special late-night menu.
Guy's Recommendations: Salmon Burger and Bison Burger
Location: 6604 N Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626
bopNgrill fuses Korean cuisine and burgers, featuring items such as bi bim bap alongside their father burger (double patty with fried eggs, onion rings, bacon, cheddar, barbecue sauce and mayo).
Guy's Recommendations: Philly Cheesesteak Egg Roles and Umami Burger
It's no surprise that Illinois has tons of classic American eats, including barbecue and fried chicken.
Location: 3800 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60641
Smoque not only serves traditional Chicago BBQ, they're dedicated to perfecting the cuisine, even publishing a 4-page manifesto.
Guy's Recommendations: Brisket and BBQ Ribs
Chuck's Southern Comforts Café
Location: 6501 W. 79th Street, Burbank, IL 60459
Chuck's combines Mexican, Cajun-Creole and Southern traditions to create some of the greatest comfort food in Chicago and is open for all meals!
Guy's Recommendations: Cajun Meatloaf and Fried Chicken
Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket
Location: 645 Joliet Road, Willowbrook, IL 60527
This Route 66 establishment has been bringing travelers perfected fried chicken since 1946.
Guy's Recommendations: Fried Chicken
Location: 2900 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
Serving only local beer, Kuma's isn't your typical Chicago bar.
Guy's Recommendation: The Slayer
Location: 38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083
The Shanty serves a variety of American classics, from deep fried frog's legs to biscuits and gravy.
Guy's Recommendations: Tequila and Orange Chicken and Filet Mignon
Honky Tonk BBQ
Location: 1800 S. Racine, Chicago, IL 60608
Located in Pilsen, Honky Tonk is known for its slow-cooked brisket and pulled pork.
Guy's Recommendations: Beef Tips, Brisket and Ribs
Location: 3267 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Nana's serves all-organic American-Latin American-Mexican-Spanish blended cuisine.
Guy's Recommendations: Pupusas and Shrimp and Oyster Po' Boy
Check out the other restaurants Fieri visited throughout the state at Reboot Illinois, including classic diners and ethnic cuisine favorites.
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