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Chicago Visit with 12 Teenagers

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Moguls Apr 21, 2012 08:05 AM

Staying at Hyatt Recgency at 151 East Wacker Drive. Visiting Chicago for a student competition and am looking for reasonably priced restaurants that offer a variety for teenagers. Of course top on the list is Chicago deep dish pizza and also steak house. Also need restaurants that can accommodate a group of 14. Walkable or close to public transportation. Will be there for 4 days.

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    masha Apr 21, 2012 09:49 AM

    Reasonably priced steakhouses are hard to find. You best bets may be either Wildfire, which is not exactly a steakhouse but has steaks and other red meat options or one of the Brazilain style all you can eat places, such as Fog de Chao.

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      Querencia Apr 23, 2012 02:02 PM

      If the budget allows, take them to Fogo de Chao. But go for lunch, not dinner, as the cost is about half at lunch and the kids would get a kick out of all-you-can-eat-meat, not to mention the killer salad bar. There is something about having waiters hover over you urging you to have just a little more, again, again, again. Meat is brought to tables on swords, from the grill, and they carve directly onto your plate, ad infinitum.

      Also, kids of all ages love the big McDonalds at Clark and Ohio. And Al's Italian Beef is a tradition, very filling.

    2. camusman Apr 21, 2012 08:53 AM

      Portillo's, 100 W. Ontario, for hot dogs, burgers, etc.

      http://www.portillos.com/portillos/menu/

      Pizano's for pizza, 61 E. Madison

      http://www.pizanoschicago.com/the-loop.php

      Very close to the Hyatt is Mariano's Fresh Market, which has a great deli. 333 E. Benton

      http://www.marianosfreshmarket.com/St...

      At the same location is III Forks steakhouse, which is solid.

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