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Here are Chicago's top 4 traditional American spots

In search of a new favorite traditional American spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top traditional American spots around Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

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1. Uncle Mike's Place

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First on the list is Uncle Mike's Place. Located at 1700 W. Grand Ave. (between Paulina Street and Hermitage Avenue) in West Town, the breakfast and brunch, traditional American and Filipino spot is the highest-rated traditional American restaurant in Chicago, boasting 4.5 stars out of 644 reviews on Yelp.

2. Mullen's Bar & Grill

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Next up is West Rogers Park's Mullen's Bar & Grill, situated at 7301 N. Western Ave. (between Chase and Jarvis avenues). With four stars out of 88 reviews on Yelp, the traditional American spot, which offers wraps and sandwiches, has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Prost

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Wrightwood Neighbors's Prost, located at 2566 N. Lincoln Ave. (between Sheffield and Wrightwood avenues), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the beer bar, German and traditional American spot four stars out of 394 reviews.

4. Little Bad Wolf

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Little Bad Wolf, a beer bar, cocktail bar and traditional American spot in Edgewater, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 1,500 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1541 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. (between Ashland Avenue and Clark Street) to see for yourself.


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