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21 Delicious Chicago Restaurants With Free Wifi

Fill your belly with laptop in tow at these spots.

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Sometimes coffee just isn't enough for hungry laptop-strapped patrons with a couple hours to burn. Chicago's vibrant restaurant scene is dropping the pretentiousness surrounding laptops and tablets in recent years. While Miss Manners will advise diners from pulling out their computers at a fine-dining establishment, here are 21 spots that don't mind. Enjoy a snack or a great meal while taking advantage of a free Wifi connection.

Missing any spots? Feel free to mention them in the comments. Listed in alphabetical order.

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Ampersand Wine Bar

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Ampersand is a neighborhood place where patrons can order a nice meal at night, or get there early in the afternoon and enjoy a great glass of wine or high tea while browsing on their chosen device. [Photo: Nick Fochtman]

Aurelio's Pizza

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Aurelio's made its triumphant return to Chicago proper with this massive South Loop space that allows visitors to stretch out inside (or on the outdoor deck) and get to work. [Photo: Aurelio's]

Bar Siena

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This sizzling West Loop spot from Fabio Viviani can be a bit chaotic to navigate at night, but they open at 11:30 a.m. so patrons can sneak a little work in during the day. [Photo: Facebook]

Beatrix

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Lettuce Entertain You's neighborhood meeting concept allows patrons to enjoy a coffee or fresh-squeezed juice or a number of sophisticated comfort dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. [Photo: Facebook]

Bee & Tea

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The crowd skews young at Bee & Tea, but don't let that scare you from enjoying a bubble tea or a bao with your internet. [Photo: Facebook]

Bin 36

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One of Chicago's best selections of wine makes Bin 36 a solid West Loop destination. The contemporary American menu with southern touches will make sure you're not starving. [Photo: Marc Much]

The Brixton

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There's no proof that a Malört cocktail and burger at the Brixton will improve Internet speeds. There's no proof that it doesn't, either. [Photo: Facebook]

Cemitas Puebla

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Cemitas' big tables soak up all that sunshine from Fulton Market as you sink your teeth into a fresh torta. [Photo: Cemitas Puebla]

Community Tavern

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This Northwest side steakhouse doesn't get enough love. It's only open for dinner, but the bar is conducive for taking your time and hanging out. [Photo: Nick Fochtman]

Dia De Los Tamales

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This food truck-turned-tamale restaurant is a great place to hang out in Pilsen, especially with its brand new outdoor patio. [Photo: Facebook]

The entire Italian wonderland is wired, so it doesn't matter if visitors a noshing on cheese, enjoying room-temperature beer or nibbling on a pizza — those status updates will go through. [Photo: Marc Much]

Fireside Restaurant & Lounge

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Those cable TV ads for Fireside don't mention their Wifi. Maybe they should, because it's a great place to grab a rack of ribs, watch a game and surf the web. [Photo: Facebook]

Flo & Santos

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Italian beef and creative pizzas make Flo & Santos a South Loop haven. And don't forget the duck wings with your internet. [Photo: Facebook]

Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen

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Manny's may be old school, but the space is wired so Chicagoans can show their New Yorker friends what a Chicago corned beef sandwich looks like. [Photo: Marc Much]

Miss Ricky's

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This modern diner inside America's only Virgin Hotels location provides a good place to get some work done downtown. [Photo: Virgin Hotels]

Nando's Peri-Peri

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Chicago's first Nando's has free Wifi so customers can surf and eat spicy chicken. Just don't spill the sauces on the keyboard. [Photo: Nando's]

Northdown Café and Taproom

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Northdown's great beer list and excellent pub grub give those in Lincoln Square a go-to spot for Wifi and noshing. [Photo: Facebook]

Park Grill

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Millennium Park sits in a public free Wifi zone. Take advantage at the Park Grill. [Photo: Facebook]

Standard Market Grill

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Standard's burgers and coffee team up to give workers fuel while they're pounding the keyboards. [Photo: Facebook]

Uncommon Ground

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Both Uncommon Ground spots have a commitment to sustainable ingredients. The solid coffee drinks also help perk patrons up so they're not falling asleep while doing work. [Photo: Facebook]

Whole Foods Market

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All Whole Foods have Wifi, but the Lincoln Park flagship has tons of nooks and crannies to plug in and do work. Those al pastor tacos aren't bad, either. [Photo: Facebook]

Ampersand Wine Bar

Ampersand is a neighborhood place where patrons can order a nice meal at night, or get there early in the afternoon and enjoy a great glass of wine or high tea while browsing on their chosen device. [Photo: Nick Fochtman]

Aurelio's Pizza

Aurelio's made its triumphant return to Chicago proper with this massive South Loop space that allows visitors to stretch out inside (or on the outdoor deck) and get to work. [Photo: Aurelio's]

Bar Siena

This sizzling West Loop spot from Fabio Viviani can be a bit chaotic to navigate at night, but they open at 11:30 a.m. so patrons can sneak a little work in during the day. [Photo: Facebook]

Beatrix

Lettuce Entertain You's neighborhood meeting concept allows patrons to enjoy a coffee or fresh-squeezed juice or a number of sophisticated comfort dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. [Photo: Facebook]

Bee & Tea

The crowd skews young at Bee & Tea, but don't let that scare you from enjoying a bubble tea or a bao with your internet. [Photo: Facebook]

Bin 36

One of Chicago's best selections of wine makes Bin 36 a solid West Loop destination. The contemporary American menu with southern touches will make sure you're not starving. [Photo: Marc Much]

The Brixton

There's no proof that a Malört cocktail and burger at the Brixton will improve Internet speeds. There's no proof that it doesn't, either. [Photo: Facebook]

Cemitas Puebla

Cemitas' big tables soak up all that sunshine from Fulton Market as you sink your teeth into a fresh torta. [Photo: Cemitas Puebla]