Oak Park in 2016


For area attractions and features in Oak Park, River Forest, or Forest Park, please visit the sites below:
1. www.visitoakpark.com
2. www.shopoakpark.com/calendar.htm
3. www.tripadvisor.com


The Oak Park area is home to several excellent food and beverage establishments in the Villages of Oak Park, Forest Park and Elmwood Park. Here are some of the EHFOP Board's favorites compiled for the 17th International Hemingway Conference.

In Oak Park

Avenue Ale House www.avenuealehouse.com
825 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park 708-848-2801
American Traditional, Steak. Valet parking possible.

Barclay’s American Grill, www.barclaysamericangrille.com
In the Carleton Hotel, Barclay’s is open for dinner only from 5:00 p.m.
Hamburgers, seafood, ribs, and steaks.

Citrine Café www.citrinecafe.com
100 S. Oak Park Ave. 708-948-7328 Sun-Thur 4:30pm - 9:30pm Fri-Sat 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Mediterranean with American flair. Reservations recommended

Connolly’s Public House www.connollyspublichouse.com
1109 S. Boulevard 708-613-5905
Irish Pub with music, darts and Tuesday Trivia Night

Cucina Paradiso  www.cucinaoakpark.com
814 North Blvd Oak Park, IL 60301 708-848-3434

Delia’s Kitchen www.deliaskitchen.net/menu
1034 Lake Street 708.358.1300
Breakfast and Lunch

Erik's Delicatessen and Catering Restaurant  www.eriks-deli.com
107 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 708-848-8805
American Traditional, Deli

George's Family Restaurant and Pancake House www.georgesfamilyrestaurant.com
145 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 708-848-4949
American Traditional, Bakery, Greek

Geppetto's Pasta Pizza Ristorante  www.geppettosoakpark.com
113 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 708-386-9200
American Traditional, Italian, Pizza

Grape Leaves www.grapeleaves.us
129 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 708-848-5555
Middle Eastern, vegetarian & vegan

Hemmingway's Bistro  www.hemmingwaysbistro.com
211 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 708-524-0806
American. Contemporary, French. Reservations Recommended

Khyber Pass www.khyberpassrestaurant.com
1031 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 708-445-9032

King and I www.kingandioakpark.com
105 N. Marion St. #2 Oak Park, IL 60301 708-383-2975

La Bella Pasteria www.labellapasteria.com
1103 South Blvd. Oak Park, IL 60302 708-524-0044 open 4-9 pm
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Steak

Little Gem Café  www.thelittlegemcafe.com
189 N Marion St, Oak Park 708-613-5491

Lou Malnati’s Pizzaria www.loumalnatis.com/oak-park
1038 Lake Street, Oak Park
Italian, Pizza

Mancini's Italian Bistro  www.mancinispizzapastacafe.com
1111 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60302 708-445-9700
Italian, Pizza

Marion Street Cheese Market  www.marionstreetmarket.com
100 S. Marion Street 708-725-7200
Contemporary American cuisine

Maya del Sol www.mayadelsol.com
144 S. Oak Park Ave. 708-358-9800
Contemporary Latin American fusion. Great outdoor patio. Extensive tequila menu

Nando’s PERi-PERi www.nandosperiperi.com
1138 Lake St. Oak Park 708-434-6296
South African and Portuguese

Novo www.novooakpark.com
734 Lake Street, Oak Park, 708.628.3454
Oak Park’s first gastropub and wine bar

Oak Park Brewing Company and Hamburger Mary’s www.oakparkbeer.com
155 S. Oak Park Ave 708-445-0272 Hours: 11:30 – 9:00 weekdays 11:30 – 12:00 weekends
Great beers and burgers

Papaspiros www.papaspiroslive.com
728 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 708-358-1700
Authentic Greek Cuisine

Penny's Noodle Shop www.pennysnoodleshop.com
1130 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 708-660-1300
Chinese, Japanese, Thai

Poor Phil's  www.poorphils.com
139 S. Marion St. Oak Park, IL 60302 708-848-0871
Right next to the Carleton Hotel, a great bar with seafood

Q BBQ  www.q-bbq.com
124 N. Marion St. 708) 628-3421
Homey spot for Southern BBQ using slow-cooked smoked meats & homemade sauces, classic sides & beer

Red Hen Bread www.redhenbread.com
736 Lake Street, Oak Park 60302, 708-383-7360
Sandwiches, pastries, breads, coffee

Saigon Pho & Café  www.saigonphoandcafe.com
726 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 Phone number 708-689-0389

Sushi House www.mysushihouse.com
1107 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60301 708-660-8899
Japanese sushi, noodles, bento boxes & hot entrees

Winberie’s Restaurant and Bar www.oakpark.winberies.com
151 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60301 708-386-2600
Contemporary American Cuisine


Forest Park, just west of Oak Park, has become one of Chicago’s dining destinations in recent years.

Caffe De Luca  www.caffedeluca.com
7427 W. Madison Forest Park, IL 60130 708-366-9200

Fat Duck Tavern and Grill  www.fatduckgrill.com
7218 Madison St, Forest Park, 708 488-1493
Tavern Fare, duck fat fries and beer

Francesca’s Fiore  www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-fiore-forest-park
7407 W. Madison,  Forest Park, IL 60130 708-771-3063
Italian, Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Gaetano’s Restaurant www.gaetanos.us
7636 W. Madison Forest Park, IL 60130 708-366-4010
Italian and Seafood, Reservations essential

Louie’s Grill www.louiesgrill.com
7422 Madison Street Forest Park, IL 60130 708-488-8889
American Traditional, Diner, Breakfast & Brunch


Elmwood Park is a few minutes’ walk just north of the Dominican campus on North Avenue. There is a restaurant row along North Avenue with several very good eateries.

Café Cubano www.cafecubanochicago.com
7426 W. North Ave, Elmwood Park 708-456-6100
Cuban (and mojitos)

Jim and Pete’s www.jimandpetes.com
7806 West North Avenue Elmwood Park, Phone (708) 453-5204

Massa Italian Café and Gelateria  www.massacafe.com
7434 W. North Avenue, Elmwood Park 708-583-1111
Italian, pizzas, great gelato, sandwiches

Russell’s Barbeque  www.russels-bbq.com  
1621 N. Thatcher Ave. Elmwood Park 708-453-7065
American BBQ


Visit the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce for other area restaurants and local businesses     www.oprfchamber.org/list/ql/dining-120

Also see:
1. www.oakpark.com/Dining/
2. www.downtownoakpark.net/dining/
3. www.tripadvisor.com