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Mar 15, 2007 06:13 AM

Will be at Museum of Science/Industry - Lunch Suggestions??

The wife and I will be down at the museum of science and industry tomorrow morning/afternoon and would like some suggestions for lunch. Nothing fancy of course since we will be in casual attire but i'd like to try a place that WOW's us. We are open to all suggestions from fast food, dine in, carry out, ect.... We are willing to drive a little as well so it doesnt have to be right around the museum.
We are coming from the far NW suburbs so we will have to go through the city to get back home anyway.


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  1. If you aren't adverse to Thai food, there is a great place on 55th street just a few blocks from the museum, the Snail restaurant is definitely not fancy but it's real good Thai at very affordable prices, authentic food and quick service. I can't help but to encourage this place as it is usually accessible only to Hyde Park residents but deserves to be known more widely. I've had several of their curries, all good, I recommend the massaman curry for those who don't want much spice, and the red curry for those who do, I like mine with duck and it's always been good. Probably less authentic, but tasty, is the fried rice which has a nice sweetness and not even slightly greasy.

    1. If you are looking for a true neighborhood experience, go to Harolds for Fried Chicken or Ribs 'N Bibs on 53rd St.