There’s no shortage of dining options in Old Town, a community where many of the restaurants are older than the locals. From neighborhood institutions to trendy eateries, you’ll find it all in this area. Grab a bite at a nearby cafe, meet friends for drinks at a historic tavern, or plan a special night out at an upscale restaurant.
This neighborhood houses more than 150 eateries, bars and coffee shops, all waiting to serve you. When you live in Old Town, you’re only minutes from pizza, sushi, pasta, ribs, specialty fudge shops and more.
Great Eats on Wells Street
Home to everything from family-owned restaurants to specialty spice shops, Wells Street acts as sort of the Main Street of Old Town. On it, you’ll find a vibrant commercial district with all kinds of shopping and dining options.
When you’re hunting for a place to eat, take your pick of classic pub fare, Mediterranean, Italian, French, Mexican or contemporary American cuisines
- Old Jerusalem Restaurant — a casual cafe for Middle Eastern food
- Broken English Taco Pub — a funky taqueria with mezcal cocktails
- LG’s Bar — a quaint Irish pub
- 80 Proof — a hip American steakhouse and bar
- The Fireplace Inn — a cozy bar with American fare
These are just the beginning of possibilities, though! Whether you’re grabbing dinner at Old Town Pour House before a show or meeting a colleague for Intelligentsia coffee, you can do it here.
Other Great Eateries in the Neighborhood
Beyond the high concentration of restaurants on Wells Street, Old Town offers several other great places to eat out in the neighborhood. You might enjoy Lan’s Old Town, a stylish Chinese and dim sum restaurant, or Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern, once frequented by Frank Sinatra. Both places are located on North
Sedgwick Street. You can grab innovative tacos at Forastero Restaurant on West North Avenue. Or, at The Second City’s headquarters, there’s 1959 Kitchen & Bar, offering elevated bar food for your enjoyment. Throughout the community, you’ll find fun and interesting places to celebrate, relax, gather and satisfy your palate.
The bottom line is, whether you consider yourself a foodie or just like the occasional night out, Old Town is a great place to call home. When living here, you have so many great restaurants available to you, walking distance from your front doors!
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