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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ampersand Wine Bar

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4845 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-0031
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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]

2. Aurelio's Pizza

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1212 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 374-4459
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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]

3. Bar Siena

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832 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-7775

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]

4. Beatrix

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519 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 284-1377
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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]

5. Bee & Tea

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1843 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 270-4196
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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]

6. Bin 36

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161 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 995-6560
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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]

7. The Brixton

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5420 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 961-7358
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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]

8. Cemitas Puebla

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817 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 455-9200
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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]

9. Community Tavern

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4038 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 283-6080
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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]

10. Dia De Los Tamales

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939 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 496-3057
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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]

11. Eataly

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43 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 521-8700
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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]

12. Fireside Restaurant & Lounge

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5739 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 561-7433
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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]

13. Flo & Santos

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1310 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 566-9817
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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]

14. Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen

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1141 S Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 939-2855
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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]

15. Miss Ricky's

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203 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601

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

16. Nando's Peri-Peri

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953 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 488-3062
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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]

17. Northdown Café and Taproom

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3244 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 697-7578
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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]

18. Park Grill

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11 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 521-7275
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Millennium Park sits in a public free Wifi zone. Take advantage at the Park Grill. [Photo: Facebook]

19. Standard Market Grill

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444 W Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 857-3080
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Standard's burgers and coffee team up to give workers fuel while they're pounding the keyboards. [Photo: Facebook]

20. Uncommon Ground

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1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 465-9801
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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]

21. Whole Foods Market

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1550 N Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 587-0648
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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]

1. Ampersand Wine Bar

4845 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

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]

4845 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

2. Aurelio's Pizza

1212 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

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]

1212 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

3. Bar Siena

832 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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]

832 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

4. Beatrix

519 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

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]

519 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

5. Bee & Tea

1843 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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]

1843 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

6. Bin 36

161 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661

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]

161 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60661

7. The Brixton

5420 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

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]

5420 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

8. Cemitas Puebla

817 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

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

817 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

9. Community Tavern

4038 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641

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]

4038 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60641

10. Dia De Los Tamales

939 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608

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

939 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

11. Eataly

43 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

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]

43 E Ohio St
Chicago, IL 60611

12. Fireside Restaurant & Lounge

5739 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

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]

5739 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60660

13. Flo & Santos

1310 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

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

1310 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

14. Manny's Cafeteria & Delicatessen

1141 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60607

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]

1141 S Jefferson St
Chicago, IL 60607

15. Miss Ricky's

203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601

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

203 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601

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16. Nando's Peri-Peri

953 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

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]

953 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

17. Northdown Café and Taproom

3244 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

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

3244 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

18. Park Grill

11 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602

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

11 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60602

19. Standard Market Grill

444 W Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614

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

444 W Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614

20. Uncommon Ground

1401 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

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]

1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60660

21. Whole Foods Market

1550 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642

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