What to eat at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

O’Hare Airport, also known as Chicago O’Hare International Airport, has a rich history dating back to the mid-1940s when it was first established as Orchard Field Airport. Over the years, it has become one of the busiest airports in the world and has played a major role in the growth of the city of Chicago and its surrounding areas.

As for the restaurants, O’Hare Airport has quite a selection! From fast food joints like Billy Goat Tavern and Chili’s Grill & Bar to upscale dining options like Publican Tavern and The Hampton Social, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite before a flight or a leisurely meal between layovers, O’Hare has a diverse array of options to suit your needs and tastes. Here are our top picks for eating at O’Hare.

  • Skybridge Restaurant & Bar – Greek spot serving kebabs, gyros & spinach pie, sandwiches & salads, plus a full bar. It has a rating of 3.9 stars on Google Maps.
  • Publican Tavern has a rating of 4 stars on Google Maps.
  • Billy Goat Tavern (Ohare Airport- Concourse C) – Well-known hub specializing in cheeseburgers, plus hot dogs & other fast food in a no-frills venue. It has a rating of 3.8 stars on Google Maps.
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Lively Italian chain with an open kitchen, known for small plates, pizzas, pastas & wine. It has a rating of 3.6 stars on Google Maps.
  • Urban Olive The Mediterranean Table – Mediterranean cuisine with a rating of 2.2 stars on Google Maps.
  • Tortas Frontera | Terminal 5 – Mexican cuisine with a rating of 3.3 stars on Google Maps.
  • Beaudevin – Modern wine bar with a rating of 3.7 stars on Google Maps. Burger Federation – Burgers with a rating of 3.3 stars on Google Maps.
  • Goose Island – American cuisine with a rating of 3.8 stars on Google Maps.

Remember, as O’Hare is such as large airport, you will need to make sure that you’re in the right terminal before deciding what to eat. Unfortunately, some restaurants will not be near your terminal. However, the good news is that gone are the days when local airport food was low quality. Thankfully, O’Hare’s selection of restaurants is no worse than some of the Chicago city streets.