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Where To Eat Near DePaul University in Chicago

Dog Haus
Blue Door Farm Stand
Pauline's
Homeslice
Cheesie's
The Bagelers
Allende
Dog Haus
Blue Door Farm Stand
Pauline's
Homeslice
Cheesie's
The Bagelers
Allende

If you ever visit a friend or a family member around this area or are a student attending the school, you will be spoiled for ideas about great places to eat around DePaul after reading this roundup! Take a look through our list of best restaurants just a short few blocks away from DePaul for some ideas for your next meal!


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Dog Haus

2464 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
(773) 935-3647

If you are craving hot dogs, Dog Haus is the place to be. Dog Haus has a very innovative menu which has even won them the year’s Menu Trendsetter Award at the 2020 Menu Masters Awards. Shmancy! Located on Lincoln Avenue, you can get various types of fun dogs including turkey, chicken sandwiches, cheesy hash browns, burgers, and Impossible “meat.” We suggest trying out the Impossible Burger which includes a secret sauce that is mouth watering!

As Dog Haus mainly specializes on hot dogs with cheese, bacon, and other high caloric foods, you may think that you cannot get health-conscious options, however you can also enjoy yourself with healthy plant-based foods such as the Bad Mutha Clucka sandwich. Everything on their menu can be ordered without a bun, and you can also ask for extra veggies. Even keto dieters are well catered to here.

 


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Blue Door Farm Stand

2010 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
(773) 935-2583

Blue Door Farm Stand is a lifeline for DePaul students. Previously only a small grab-and-go eatery, it is now a well established restaurant in Lincoln Park. With farm-to-table meals, the menu gives off a Midwestern feel with some popular options including artichoke dip, fried cheese curds, and potato dumplings. If you’re in the mood for something lighter, the restaurants offer fantastic salads such as the Kale and Brussel Sprouts Salad. We also suggest trying out an order of their fries on the side– it’s a crowd favorite!.

As the name suggests, most ingredients used to cook this eatery’s meals are harvested from the restaurant’s own farm. Inside the restaurant, numerous plants and watering cans give the interior a farmhouse feel with a vast skylight that brightens up the space.


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Pauline’s

1754 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
(773)-561-8573

Pauline’s is a short drive away from DePaul and it’s an excellent restaurant with a homey, comfy feel. Many locals regard Pauline’s as a staple breakfast stop, serving your all-American breakfast meals such as French toast, omelettes, and pancakes. We suggest ordering any or a combination of those three as they are the restaurant’s best sellers. Another highlight is their always homemade soups served with croutons and perfect with a sandwich at lunch. With a warm and inviting atmosphere and with great serving portions, we recommend Pauline’s if you’re ever in need of a cozy and filling meal.


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Homeslice

938 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
(312) 789-4600

If you are a pizza lover, you’ve probably heard of this unique pizza place. Homeslice is an great spot for a night out with friends. Students and the younger crowd frequent the restaurant since the food is budget friendly, it’s close to the campus, and it can accommodate large groups of people.

Homeslice has a good variety of classic and innovative pizzas. For your next friends night, be sure to try the Special K Pizza or the Carnitza which are both quite popular. To help wash it down, check out the restaurants variety of draft beers as well. Our favorite is the Voo Doo Ranger!


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Cheesie’s Pub & Grub

958 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, United States
(773) 388-1574

If you’re looking for a place to eat a light meal, Cheesie’s is not the place for you. But lordy, are the calories worth it! For starters, the crowd favorite is a Mac and Cheese filled Grilled Cheese sandwich known succinctly as “The Mac.” Other options include a variety of other ingredients like ham, bacon, and tomatoes to name a few. There is even a Mega Cheesie’s Challenge wherein challengers try their luck at finishing an 8-pound grilled cheese sandwich for a chance to win some prizes.

Overall, Cheesie’s is a must-try if you’re looking for a fun time with friends. They offer fun activities throughout the week such as 4-dollar Pour Mondays, Karaoke Tuesdays, and Ladies Night on Thursdays! Just pack a Lactaid! 


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The Bagelers Coffeehouse

2461 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
(872) 802-0347

The Bagelers is your classic coffeehouse serving a variety of items, including kettle-boiled bagels, house-made cream cheeses & spreads, and breakfast and lunch sandwiches. This is a perfect place for all your breakfast needs as you can get different snacks such as croissants and every type of delicious latte, cappuccino, and espresso you can think of! 

The Bagelers is an excellent opportunity for coffee and bagel exploration, but for a quick order, get a classic Everything bagel and the Espresso or Iced Lattes which are hand-packed and concocted with house-made syrups.

Allende

2408 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
(773) 281-7823

When you’re craving chips and guacamole or some homemade horchata, you should try out this local street-style joint. Open until 3am, it’s an excellent place for people who need a late night craving satisfied. Because it is open so late, the restaurant does receive a variety of different crowds of people throughout the night, from people about to head home from the neighboring clubs to students looking for a quick meal before bed or pulling an all-nighter.

The meals are offered at very wallet-friendly prices which makes it a popular spot for students from the DePaul University campus. They serve an array of traditional mexican cuisine such as tacos, tortas, and burritos. We suggest trying out some of their best sellers, the Mexican Sausage Burrito, Skirt Steak Tacos, and the Flauta dinner.