Subway: Brown to Southport(773) 883-2525 crosbyschicago.com41.945087 -87.663807 3455 N Southport Ave (at Cornelia Ave) Southport Corridor, Chicago
Brunch (Sat, Sun), lunch (Mon–Fri), dinner (daily)Average main course: $17
A successful neighborhood restaurant should know its surroundings, and the folks at 4-Star Restaurant Group (Dunlay's, Frasca Pizzeria) clearly know theirs: This Southport Corridor spot bends over backward for area families. There's a stroller valet and stools in the bathroom for wee ones, and kids eat free every day from 4–6pm. For adults, there's a bar slinging craft beers, a rotisserie putting out crispy-skinned chicken and a menu of burgers, salads, warm corn bread and crab cakes (more crab than cake). At meal's end, kids and adults come together over a DIY ice-cream sundae with hot fudge, crushed Butterfingers, whipped cream and other fun toppings on the side.