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A Guide to Chicago’s Finest Hangover Cures

When the hair of the dog won’t cut it, tacos will

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When the night has gone just a tad too late and is carrying itself into the morning, nothing feels better than hangover food. Thankfully, Chicago’s restaurants have plenty of dishes that’ll do the trick. Tacos, pho, barbecue, fried chicken, and burgers fill the list; for a bonus, many of the restaurants serve beer and brunch cocktails for a little hair of the dog to chase away headaches.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tank Noodle

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4953-55 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-2253
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There’s nothing like a huge bowl of pho to kick that crummy feeling. The No. 40 is a Tank Noodle favorite (a combo of brisket, flank, tripe, tendon, and meatball), and for just a dollar it can be upgraded to an extra large. Bonus points for delivery.

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2. Luella's Southern Kitchen

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4609 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 961-8196
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To feel at home and also pack in the carbs, Luella’s is the spot. Brunch highlights include pancakes, shrimp and grits, and biscuits and gravy.

Luella’s Waffles and chicken
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3. The Biscuit Man

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1612 W Irving Park Rd #3
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 665-8210
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Fried chicken biscuits, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese sandwiches, and cheese curds: all of the essential hangover cures in one spot. The space that houses the Biscuit Man also happens to be a killer beer bar — the Long Room.

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4. Crisp

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2940 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 697-7610
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Spicy fried chicken wings will revitalize for the hangovers that demand a little spice and grease, while those who need something healthy can chow down on a buddha bowl. Crisp also delivers in case of extreme hangover.

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5. DMK Burger Bar

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2954 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 360-8686
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The best hangover cure is a burger, hands down. The number 4 at DMK adds a little spice without being overpowering, while fried pickles and okra pad the rest of the stomach.

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6. Reno

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2607 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 697-4234
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Reno handles food allergies and dietary restrictions excellently, pizzas abound, sandwiches cure everything, and beers and Bloody Mary’s round out the meal.

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7. Handlebar

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2311 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 384-9546
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Handlebar offers vegetarian and vegan-friendly meals that are filling and revitalizing. Go for the breakfast burrito or huevos diablos for maximum hangover cure status.

8. Big Star

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1531 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 235-4039
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Big Star is perfect for the pre-hangover taco at the walk-up window. But now with brunch at the Wrigleyville location, every taco can be turned into breakfast with the addition of scrambled eggs.

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9. Pub Royale

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2049 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 661-6874
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Sometimes hangover cures aren’t just about food, but also about atmosphere. Pub Royale’s booths allow for maximum settling in, naan provides life-giving carbs, and kedgeree and beer solve everything else.

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10. Silver Spoon Thai Restaurant

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710 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-7100
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Any Thai dish is an instant hangover cure, and Silver Spoon’s lunch options are perfect for doing the job. Try the pad see eiw, a staple drunk food in Thailand.

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11. The Roost Carolina Kitchen

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457 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 877-5738
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Hot, cheesy, pickle-y fried chicken on a biscuit is absolutely a hangover cure. Add macaroni and cheese to that to-go order from the Roost and stay in bed.

Three fried chicken sandwiches on a table. The Roost Carolina Kitchen/Facebook

12. San Soo Korean BBQ

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401 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 243-3344
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If actually sitting through a whole meal is on the table, San Soo is the perfect spot. Absolutely get a soup and the marinated bulgogi and keep the banchan coming.

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13. Ramen Takeya

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819 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 666-7710
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Ramen noodles are an instant revival, whether it’s a hangover or a cold. Ramen Takeya’s super umami options are on point. A bottle of fizzy Calpis will soothe the stomach, too.

14. Lou Mitchell's

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565 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 939-3111
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What’s better than diner brunch for hangovers? The menu at Lou Michell’s has everything from cold cereal to loaded omelettes, so feel free to find that special cure.

15. 5 Rabanitos Restaurante & Taqueria

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1758 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 285-2710
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Both vegetarian and traditional tacos stand out on 5 Rabanitos’ menu, but enchiladas make the ultimate hangover meal here.

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16. Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings

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2002 S Wentworth Ave #103
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 799-1118
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If plates upon plates of dumplings sound like the perfect hangover cure, QXY is the ultimate spot.

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17. The Promontory

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5311 S Lake Park Ave W
Chicago, IL 60615
(312) 801-2100
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A lineup of killer brunch cocktails and well-executed traditional brunch dishes in this gorgeous space make it the perfect place to sit out a hangover.

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1. Tank Noodle

4953-55 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
Tank Noodle/Facebook

There’s nothing like a huge bowl of pho to kick that crummy feeling. The No. 40 is a Tank Noodle favorite (a combo of brisket, flank, tripe, tendon, and meatball), and for just a dollar it can be upgraded to an extra large. Bonus points for delivery.

4953-55 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

2. Luella's Southern Kitchen

4609 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Luella’s Waffles and chicken
Luella’s
Luella’s Southern Kitchen [Official Photo]

To feel at home and also pack in the carbs, Luella’s is the spot. Brunch highlights include pancakes, shrimp and grits, and biscuits and gravy.

4609 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

3. The Biscuit Man

1612 W Irving Park Rd #3, Chicago, IL 60613
The Biscuit Man/Facebook

Fried chicken biscuits, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese sandwiches, and cheese curds: all of the essential hangover cures in one spot. The space that houses the Biscuit Man also happens to be a killer beer bar — the Long Room.

1612 W Irving Park Rd #3
Chicago, IL 60613

4. Crisp

2940 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
Crisp/Facebook

Spicy fried chicken wings will revitalize for the hangovers that demand a little spice and grease, while those who need something healthy can chow down on a buddha bowl. Crisp also delivers in case of extreme hangover.

2940 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

5. DMK Burger Bar

2954 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
DMK Burger Bar Burger DMK Burger Bar [Official Photo]

The best hangover cure is a burger, hands down. The number 4 at DMK adds a little spice without being overpowering, while fried pickles and okra pad the rest of the stomach.

2954 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

6. Reno

2607 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Reno/Facebook

Reno handles food allergies and dietary restrictions excellently, pizzas abound, sandwiches cure everything, and beers and Bloody Mary’s round out the meal.

2607 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

7. Handlebar

2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Handlebar offers vegetarian and vegan-friendly meals that are filling and revitalizing. Go for the breakfast burrito or huevos diablos for maximum hangover cure status.

2311 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

8. Big Star

1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Big Star/Facebook

Big Star is perfect for the pre-hangover taco at the walk-up window. But now with brunch at the Wrigleyville location, every taco can be turned into breakfast with the addition of scrambled eggs.

1531 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

9. Pub Royale

2049 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
16” On Center/Reilly Drew [Official Photo]

Sometimes hangover cures aren’t just about food, but also about atmosphere. Pub Royale’s booths allow for maximum settling in, naan provides life-giving carbs, and kedgeree and beer solve everything else.

2049 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

10. Silver Spoon Thai Restaurant

710 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
Silver Spoon Thai Restaurant/Facebook

Any Thai dish is an instant hangover cure, and Silver Spoon’s lunch options are perfect for doing the job. Try the pad see eiw, a staple drunk food in Thailand.

710 N Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611

11. The Roost Carolina Kitchen

457 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Three fried chicken sandwiches on a table. The Roost Carolina Kitchen/Facebook

Hot, cheesy, pickle-y fried chicken on a biscuit is absolutely a hangover cure. Add macaroni and cheese to that to-go order from the Roost and stay in bed.

457 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

12. San Soo Korean BBQ

401 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
San Soo Korean BBQ/Facebook

If actually sitting through a whole meal is on the table, San Soo is the perfect spot. Absolutely get a soup and the marinated bulgogi and keep the banchan coming.

401 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

13. Ramen Takeya

819 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

Ramen noodles are an instant revival, whether it’s a hangover or a cold. Ramen Takeya’s super umami options are on point. A bottle of fizzy Calpis will soothe the stomach, too.

819 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

14. Lou Mitchell's

565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661

What’s better than diner brunch for hangovers? The menu at Lou Michell’s has everything from cold cereal to loaded omelettes, so feel free to find that special cure.

565 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60661

15. 5 Rabanitos Restaurante & Taqueria

1758 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
5 Rabanitos/Facebook

Both vegetarian and traditional tacos stand out on 5 Rabanitos’ menu, but enchiladas make the ultimate hangover meal here.

1758 W 18th St
Chicago, IL 60608

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16. Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings

2002 S Wentworth Ave #103, Chicago, IL 60616
Qing Xiang Yuan Dumplings/Facebook

If plates upon plates of dumplings sound like the perfect hangover cure, QXY is the ultimate spot.

2002 S Wentworth Ave #103
Chicago, IL 60616

17. The Promontory

5311 S Lake Park Ave W, Chicago, IL 60615
The Promontory/Facebook

A lineup of killer brunch cocktails and well-executed traditional brunch dishes in this gorgeous space make it the perfect place to sit out a hangover.

5311 S Lake Park Ave W
Chicago, IL 60615

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