Bus: 74, 85, 91(773) 889-4800 honghuah.com41.923991 -87.774377 5924 W Fullerton Ave (at Mason Ave) Belmont-Cragin, Chicago
Lunch, dinner (closed Tue)Average main course: $8
Locals tend to know the best spots for a taste of home, and so do Chicago’s Finest, which explains a near-constant cop presence. Every seat in this popular Chinese eatery is usually taken, and portions here are gargantuan, so it’s best to share. Go old-school indulgent with a tasty eight-pack of crab rangoon and move on to a crazy-tender order of Mongolian beef loaded with scallions. Skip the garlic eggplant and splurge on the salt-and-pepper shrimp.