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Mar 23, 2014 10:23 AM

near o'hare

where to eat some where near airport...we are not familiar with area and /or distance to downtown...no family oriented or buffet...not too expensive...like asian and italian

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  1. I just did some long distance research on this for my daughter. Both Geno's and Lou Malnati's have locations in Park Ridge, which is close to O'Hare. From my experience, these are two of the best for Chicago-style pizza and Italian.

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    1. re: Midlife

      Lou Malnati's has terrific deep-dish pizza. However, the Park Ridge location is carry-out and delivery only. If you would like a restaurant with seating, they have a location in Elk Grove Village. You can phone ahead with your order if you want to avoid waiting 30-45 minutes while seated for your deep-dish to bake. www.loumalnatis.com

      Also relatively close to the airport:

      Boston Fish Market (seafood - yes they have seating) - www.bostonfishmkt.com
      Elephant Thai - www.facebook.com/theelephantthai
      Red Apple Buffet (Polish) - www.redapplebuffet.com
      Gene and Jude's (hot dogs) - www.geneandjudes.com
      Smoque (barbecue) - www.smoquebbq.com

    2. Perhaps Zia's in Edison Park? Just the other side of Park Ridge on Northwest Highway.