This place looks like a bit of a dive on the inside, but I was pleasantly surprised by the food. The classic cheeseburger was exactly that, with all the ingredients I like (after I added some optional bacon). The fire chicken bowl was, as described, fiery. And the pork potstickers were perhaps the biggest surprise. They were perfectly browned in the fryer, and came with a really spicy sauce for dipping.
The only downside is that there's not a lot of staff, and 2/3 of them seem to be in training, so the service was a bit slow, but they really came through with some good food.
bopNgrill Belmont 921 W Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60657
It’s an airport restaurant. Adjust your expectations accordingly. That said, the service was prompt and friendly, and my burger was fine–a large patty, nicely cooked with good fixings. It was worth the $1 upgrade for fries, as they were good, too.
Windy City Taproom
5700 S Cicero Ave
Chicago, IL 60638
bopNgrill offers a nice combination of Korean classics such as bibimbop plus creative burgers. I tried the kimchee burger, which was a nice think patty, perfectly cooked, and topped with kimchee and a sunny side up egg. This is not a food to consume on a first date, because you will end up wearing it, but it was delicious!
Great historic roadside eatery from the 1940s, now occupied by a small local burger chain. Terrific chili fries, Impossible Burger, and some of the best onion rings I’ve had anywhere. Also a shout-out for the coffee shake! Sounds like a great 10am breakfast on Christmas Eve to me!
This place is a complete remodel of the Italian place that was here before. Although I miss that place, this is probably a better space for serving three meals a day for the attached hotel. It’s lighter and more open, and looks more like a diner.
There’s a large selection of various burger styles, but you can get pretty much anything you like on them. The patties are the smashed kind, so they’re all cooked all the way through. I had the Ranch Hand, basically a BBQ bacon cheeseburger, and it was very good.
The accompanying fries weren’t very exciting, but a side order of onion rings was nicely done.
Service was friendly. The kitchen was a bit slow, considering they weren’t busy, but we weren’t in a hurry.