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Looking to uncover all that Avondale has to offer? Get to know this Chicago neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a burger joint to a fried chicken spot.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Avondale, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Kuma's Corner

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Topping the list is pub Kuma's Corner, which offers burgers and more. Located at 2900 W. Belmont Ave. (between Richmond Street and Francisco Avenue), it's the most popular business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 4,992 reviews on Yelp.

Kuma's Corner offers a variety of burgers, salads, mac and cheese and more. On the menu, look for the Led Zeppelin burger with bacon and pulled pork or the Kaijo burger with bacon, blue cheese and onion.

2. Crawford's Food and Spirits

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Next up is pub Crawford's Food and Spirits, situated at 3938 W. School St. (between Milwaukee and Harding avenues). With four stars out of 61 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. 

The pub offers burgers, sandwiches, burritos, paninis and more. A gluten-free bun can be substituted on any sandwich.

3. Honey Butter Fried Chicken

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Chicken shop, fast food and breakfast and brunch spot Honey Butter Fried Chicken is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 3361 N. Elston Ave. (between Sacramento Avenue and School Street), four stars out of 1,826 reviews. 

The restaurant specializes in fried chicken with dairy free, gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. On the menu, look for the fried chicken strips with kimchi or the creamed corn with Thai green curry.

4. Owen & Engine

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Owen & Engine, a gastropub and British spot, is another high-traffic neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 1,083 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2700 N. Western Ave. (between Schubert and Elston avenues) to see for yourself. 

Owen & Engine serves British-inspired cuisine from a cornish pasty to fish and chips. On the menu, look for the bangers and mash with onion gravy or the pork rinds with nacho cheese powder.

5. Fat Willy's Rib Shack

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Check out Fat Willy's Rib Shack, which has earned four stars out of 1,081 reviews on Yelp. You can find the spot to score barbecue and more at 2416 W. Schubert Ave. (between Western and Artesian avenues).

The restaurant is known for their barbecue-style cuisine, like pulled pork, beef brisket and ribs. Look for the sides that include collard greens, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and corn on the cob.


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