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Best Places to Eat on Southport Ave in Lakeview

Updated: Jan 26, 2023

With so many great options for quick and cheap eats in Lakeview, it’s hard to choose just one. There are also plenty of places to sit down and enjoy a meal with friends.

In no particular order, these are the best Lakeview restaurants:

The Chicago Diner

Location: 3411 N Halsted St

Chicago, IL 60657

Contact No.: (773) 935-6696

The Chicago Diner is a great place to go for brunch or lunch if you’re on a tight budget. They have a great vegan menu that includes everything from quinoa chili to country fried steak. The vegan milkshake is a must-try while you’re here.


Location: 3335 N Halsted St

Chicago, IL 60608

Contact No.: (773) 935-9663

Wood is a New American restaurant that has a wide variety of dishes, including pastas, flatbreads, and a variety of cheese plates. It’s a bit of a go-to for locals, as well as those who are looking for a low-key, casual dinner.

Mortar and Pestle

Location: 3108 N Broadway St

Chicago, IL 60657

Contact No.: (773) 935-9663

When it comes to food, being different can be cool. For instance, if you had frosted tips on your mushroom cuts, then hey, that was cool. At Mortar and Pestle, they don’t serve generic mushroom cuts either. Instead, they have a variety of different food options.

DMK Burger Bar

Location: 2954 N Sheffield Ave

Chicago, IL 60657

Contact No.: (773)-360-8686

The menu at DMK is full of different types of burgers, ranging from their classic Big Mac to more exotic options like the Reuben style burger. They also offer a variety of veggie burgers, as well as some non-meat options.

Tango Sur

Location: 3763 N. Southport Ave.

Chicago, IL 60613

Contact No.: (773) 477-5466

Tango Sur is a steakhouse of Argentine variety. They are serving up massive portions of tender beef that is sure to please even the most seasoned meat lover.

The Art of Pizza

Location: 3033 N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

Contact No.: (773) 327-5600

The Art of Pizza is one of the few places in Chicago where you can order deep dish by the slice. Their loaded pizza, which has a lot more cheese, is the greatest. It's a BYOB counter service establishment that looks like a partially finished basement from the 1980s. The vast space is ideal for large gatherings or even a solo slice or two.

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