Eli’s Cheesecake World

As the name would suggest this famed Chicago eatery specializes in the mother of all desserts, but it also features plenty of delicious soups, sandwiches, and salads. No child should leave without sampling the cheesecake, which comes in every variety from the trusty old “”original”” to the “”crazy candy sampler.”” They also have cheesecake shakes, a novel treat your childrens’ parents probably never let them indulge in. There are tours and demonstrations available for anyone curious as to how these desserts get so good.

Contact number: (773) 736-3417

Location:6701 West Forest Preserve Drive, Chicago, IL 60634

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Ed Debevic’s

You and your children can slide into one of Ed’s plastic, sparkly booths and revel in the eatery’s hallmark “fresh service” provided by some of the city’s sassiest aspiring actors and comedians. This 1950s-inspired menu’s highlights include the Kitchen Sink Nachos smothered in Ed’s award-winning chili and special “atomic mix,” as well as the Blue Moon Burger, topped with Ed’s blue cheese sauce and served with a heaping side of onion straws. Wash down your meal and its cheeky arrival with the Ultimate Black Cow or the World’s Smallest Ice Cream Sundae and let Ed’s rock-and-roll soundtrack serve as the backdrop for a friendly, intergenerational music debate.

Contact number: (312) 664-1707

Location: 640 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60620

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Ann Sather

Lovers of sticky buns, take warning! Chicago’s Swedish cuisine restaurant Ann Sather has a requisitely delicious menu of Swedish waffles with lingonberries and whatnot, but remember to save room for its famous cinamon rolls. Delicious and gooey just begins to describe the treats here. Though it’s open for lunch, breakfast is the real meal at chez Sather, so get ready for some meatballs and potato pancakes, not to mention full tummies upon exit.

Contact number:  (773) 348-2378

Location:929 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657

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