Chicago’s McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America, attracting close to three million event-goers every year. Luckily, hungry convention attendees looking for a bite to eat will find plenty of restaurants both on the McCormick Place campus and throughout the nearby neighborhoods. Choose from an array of local favorites, including award-winning dining, quick and casual fare, international cuisine, and beyond.
Here are just a few of the popular places to eat near McCormick Place.
Restaurants near McCormick Place
Sixes & Eights
Dine on Southeast Asian-inspired street food at this quick-service spot. The menu at Sixes & Eights inside the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place is inspired by the international food offered at the 1893 World’s Fair.
Fatpour Tap Works
Fatpour Tap Works is a local brewpub known for its 22-ounce pours and wide-ranging pub grub menu. The casual space features a 200-plus beer list and lots of TVs if you’re looking to catch a game.
With stunning views of the city and lake, VU Rooftop offers a full menu of signature cocktails and shareable food. Located on the 22nd floor, VU features an open-air deck and an enclosed space for year-round dining.
Apolonia is a Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient with a contemporary menu and a robust wine list. Enjoy a light and breezy atmosphere and upscale, shareable plates.
Showroom Food Hall
Can’t decide what to eat? The modern Showroom Food Hall offers plenty of options all under one roof, including pizza, salad, soup, pastries, and more.
Woven and Bound
Located inside the Marriott Marquis, Woven and Bound is an American brasserie serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner inspired by the Midwest and Chicago.
Inspired by the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Third Star in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place serves up an array of international cuisines in a chic but casual environment.
Haidilao Hot Pot
The largest hot pot chain in China has opened a Chicago outpost in the South Loop. Haidilao serves Szechuan hot pot — diners cook their own meat and vegetables in a rich, boiling broth.
Reggie’s is an eclectic live music venue and restaurant that has three private spaces, including a rooftop deck that can accommodate up to 100 people.
A Chicago institution, Victory Tap has been serving up thin-crust pizza and Italian fare since 1956.
Mustard Seed Kitchen
A take-out spot helmed by an award-winning chef, Mustard Seed Kitchen is the perfect place to grab a hearty bite to eat on the go.
Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta
What’s a trip to Chicago without some deep dish pizza? A local favorite, Pizano’s serves up deep-dish and thin-crust pies. The South Loop Pizano’s location is within walking distance from McCormick Place and features private dining facilities.
This upscale casual restaurant offers traditional Italian cuisine, a vast wine list, an outdoor patio, and friendly service. Il Culaccino is just steps away from the Wintrust Arena and a short walk from McCormick Place.
Chicago Oyster House
A local seafood spot, Chicago Oyster House has ample fish and oysters along with semi-private and private dining spaces for up to 70 guests.
Chicago Firehouse Restaurant
This 112-year-old building was once an old Chicago Firehouse. Now it’s a city landmark and restaurant serving up delicious steaks with a side of historic charm. Private rooms can accommodate gatherings from 20 to 225 people.
Famous for their stuffed deep dish pizza, Giordano’s in the South Loop is a great spot to take hungry groups.
A Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient, this authentic Chinese spot is a Chicago favorite. MingHin Cuisine has private dining services for parties from 6 to 200 people.
Hing Kee Restaurant
Enjoy bowls of hand-drawn noodle soup and some of Chicago’s best xiaolongbao (soup dumplings) at this local favorite. Hing Kee Restaurant has an extensive menu covering Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine. Their private room can hold up to 100 people.
Dolo Restaurant and Bar
Known for its modern interpretation of Chinese cuisine and dim sum, Dolo Restaurant and Bar is known for Chinese comfort food and affordable pricing. Great for group dining, they have free WiFi and private dining rooms.
Phoenix is a no-frills dim sum and Chinese restaurant that’s great for large groups, especially for a casual lunch option.
Located in the neighboring Bridgeport area, Franco’s is a quaint bistro that serves traditional Italian pasta and meat entrees. It can be a great mid-day getaway for meeting attendees looking to explore a little further outside McCormick Square.
The Duck Inn
Housed in a Prohibition-era tavern, The Duck Inn is a gastropub and dining room serving creative duck dishes and American bites. The Duck Inn accommodates parties of 6 to 100 people. Private parties can be held at the bar, the main dining room, the patio, or the backyard.
Pearl’s Place Restaurant
A Bronzeville staple for more than 30 years, Pearl’s Place is beloved for Southern-inspired specialties like its famous shrimp and cheesy grits. Their spacious dining room can be rented out for groups of various sizes.
Yassa African Restaurant
Try authentic Senegalese cuisine at Yassa African Restaurant. Dig into generously sized dishes showcasing the traditional flavors of Senegal, like the Yassa chicken, which is marinated overnight in secret spices then grilled to perfection.