Subway: Brown to Irving Park(773) 472-174941.954280 -87.680233 2034 W Irving Park Rd (between Seeley and Hoyne Aves) North Center, Chicago
Bar 2pm–2am; Kitchen Mon–Thu 5pm–10pm; Fri–Sun 4pm–11:30pmAverage main course: $14
From the shingled roof to the oompah music, this North Side fave is the place to get your Teutonic eat on. Many trundle in for the extensive collection of German beer, but the food is sehr gut, too. The butter-soft smoked Thuringer sausage has a great mellow taste, while the Sheboygan brat makes a delicious mess with mustard and a heaping pile of sauerkraut. Try the hearty rahmschnitzel, a breaded pork loin swimming in mushroom gravy.