What used to be the warehouse district of Chicago has since transformed into the hottest spot in the city: Fulton Market! This up-and-coming area is still actively growing, creating new places to experience all that the Windy City has to offer.
Nestled in the West Loop neighborhood, Fulton Market boasts popular entertainment options and trendy corporate headquarters as well as convenient access to other Chicago neighborhoods. Known for having some of Chicago’s top places to grab a bite, you can’t miss these 5 Fulton Market restaurants. We’ve done the research and surveyed our team of locals to get their pick of the best Fulton Market restaurants!
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Best Fulton Market Restaurants
Time Out Market Chicago
Located: 916 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
This spot made the top of our list because it is actually 17 restaurants in one place! While Time Out Market has locations all across the world, each is filled with eateries from their own respective cities. And believe us, the Chicago market will knock your socks off with the best fare the Windy City has to offer.
Plus, they have multiple drink booths from some of the top bars in the city! Time Out is set up like a giant dining room with different cuisine options divided into individual stalls. This eatery is perfect for groups with different taste preferences— you can order fresh sushi while your bestie enjoys deep dish pizza.
Finish off your meal with a tasty dessert from one of three ‘sweet treat’ stalls.
Favorite Meal: Given the expanse of possible combinations, it’s hard for us to choose just one! But, we know that you have to check out Bill Kim, which offers some of the most delicious Asian comfort food in the neighborhood.
High Five Ramen
Located: 112 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
This ramen joint might be one of the most exclusive places in the city. With barely a dozen seats available, the wait starts at an hour unless you’re lined up at 6 PM when they open.
Thankfully, the wait is well worth it! According to many locals, this restaurant has been dubbed the best ramen in the city of Chicago. High Five offers a concise menu with flavors that will keep you coming back for more.
The dark interior and industrial lights set an intimate tone for a symphony of noodle slurping. They are currently offering a take out menu as well, which we highly recommend you take advantage of while it is here!
Favorite Meal: High Five is known for their most straightforward dish: the Tonkotsu Ramen bowl. Served with sliced pork belly, black garlic oil, and locally grown bean sprouts, the balance in this dish is unmatched.
Green Street Smoked Meats
Located: 112 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
Located on the ground floor above High Five, Green Street Meats, is the spot for delicious smoked meats. With a quirky patio area and an Instagram worthy interior, this place is also great for selfies! Between their indulgent sides and their brisket, pastrami, and pulled pork, this hip BBQ spot offers something for everyone.
If you’re not a big barbeque person, enjoy the unique ambiance of this eatery while sipping on one of their many classic cocktail offerings! Whether you’re looking for a boisterous place to hang with friends and watch the game, or a private date night on the patio, Green Street Meats is the place to be.
Favorite Meal: Do yourself a favor and get the Thunderbird Sandwich. Tender, boneless pork rib piled high, with a delicious BBQ sauce and spicy pickles. You’ll thank us later.
Girl & The Goat
Located: 809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
Girl & The Goat is our favorite spot for special occasions. With globally-inspired dishes and a welcoming vibe, this restaurant is perfect for sharing plates with loved ones. Locals flock to try one of their punny cocktails— we love the Chai Felicia, which features vodka and freeman house chai.
They have been so successful with their cuisine, their head chef, Stephanie Izard, has opened two other restaurants in the Fulton Market district. But, we love to celebrate where it all began at Girl & The Goat!
Favorite Meal: The goat empanadas are a must-try! Made with miso-blue aioli, grilled mushroom-apple giardiniera, and queso fresco, this dish is a favorite for the whole table. If you feel like sharing, that is.
Located: 832 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
With an amazing outdoor set-up any time of year and a fresh and delicious menu, Bar Siena easily made our top five Fulton Market restaurants. Bar Siena is technically considered rustic Italian cuisine, but their menu offers much more than that.
From lighter fare to a hearty meal, there’s something for everyone here. Their wine selection is next-level and their ultra-popular brunch is one of the best in the city. This trendy spot even boasts a walk-up window that serves gelato in the summer and hot cocoa in the winter!
Favorite Meal: We highly recommend you start your meal off with their Octopus and Burrata appetizers. Both of them will properly set the tone for the remainder of your time there: delectable.
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Rebecca is a freelance writer with eight years of journalism experience. She recently graduated with a BA in Communications and a minor in journalism. She currently bartends in downtown Chicago and spends her free time exploring the city and making connections.