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Check out the 5 most popular spots in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood

Looking to uncover all that Bucktown has to offer? Get to know this Chicago neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a New American eatery to a brunch spot.

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

1. The Royal Grocer & Co.

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Topping the list is bar and New American spot The Royal Grocer & Co. Located at 2118 N. Damen Ave. (between Charleston Street and Shakespeare Avenue.), it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 82 reviews on Yelp. Look for pulled pork nachos, fried chicken wings and fried green tomatoes on the menu.

2. Gold & Braid Salon

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Next up is hair salon Gold & Braid Salon, situated at 1945 N. Damen Ave. (between Homer Street and Armitage Avenue). With five stars out of 49 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. According to the website, services include hair cuts, highlights and color corrections.

3. Small Cheval

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Traditional American spot Small Cheval is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave. (between Wabansia Avenue), 4.5 stars out of 1,037 reviews. Menu items include cheeseburgers, fries and shakes.

4. Ipsento

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Ipsento, a spot to score coffee and tea and sandwiches, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 830 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2035 N. Western Ave. (between McLean Avenue.) to see for yourself. Their mission is to "engage people with an immensely satisfying experience," according to the website.

5. Mindy's Hot Chocolate

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Check out Mindy's Hot Chocolate, which has earned four stars out of 2,371 reviews on Yelp. You can find the traditional American spot, which offers desserts and more, at 1747 N. Damen Ave. (between Willow St. and St. Paul Avenue). On the brunch menu, look for quiche, avocado toast and granola.


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