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Chicago's Celeb Chef Cheap Eats

Cuisine from celebrity chefs doesn't have to come with a side of sticker shock. Check out this list of affordable options from famous toques.

XOCO

MexicanRiver North
4.5
Food
3.9
Decor
4.1
Service

Good to know: Rick Bayless is the star power behind this affordable destination for Mexican street eats. 

Big Star

MexicanWicker Park
4.5
Food
4.1
Decor
3.8
Service

Good to know: Paul Kahan’s affordable Wicker Park Mexican draws crowds for its flavorful tacos.

Belly Shack

AsianLogan Square
4.5
Food
3.8
Decor
4.1
Service

Good to know: Chef-owner Bill Kim’s casual Humboldt Park outpost is lauded for its Asian dishes with Nuevo Latino accents.

DMK Burger Bar

BurgerLakeview
4.4
Food
3.8
Decor
4.1
Service

Good to know: David Morton and Michael Kornick serve up gourmet burgers and brews at these bustling eateries.

Bar Toma

PizzaGold Coast
3.8
Food
3.7
Decor
3.9
Service

Good to know: Convenient to Magnificent Mile shopping, Spiaggia's Tony Mantuano offers pizza and sandwiches galore.

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