Where to Eat Near the Air and Water Show

Most people who go to the Air and Water Show prefer to pack a picnic lunch and eat on the beach while they watch the action. If you’d rather grab some grub nearby, here are some recommended casual options for a quick, inexpensive meal.

Plymouth – (327 S. Plymouth Ct., 1 block south of Jackson, west of State) Plymouth is a casual bar with a great rooftop deck. They serve cold beer, heaping salads, and surprisingly good burgers.

The Gage – (24 S. Michigan, 1 block north of Monroe) The Gage is slightly more upscale, serving cocktails, beer, and creative pub fare.

Jamba Juice, Caribou Coffee, Cafe Bacci – (on Michigan Ave, around Monroe) If you’re with a group on want multiple options, head up Michigan Avenue, just across from Millennium Park and take your pick from pizza, sandwiches, pastries, and smoothies.

Bennigan’s – (150 S. Michigan Avenue, one block north of Adams) Yes, it’s a chain, but it’s cheap and filling, with a wide and reasonably priced beer selection. Good if you just want something to soak up the alcohol.

Foodlife – (inside the Water Tower Place mall) At the base of the Water Tower Place mall, this foodcourt offers just about everything you could want – from salads and sandwiches to tacos to pizza to pasta. It’s not particularly inventive or memorable food, but if you’re traveling with a picky pack, it’s a great one-stop-pleases-all solution.

Quick subs – If you just want a cheap and filling sub sandwich, take your pick of Potbelly, (55 E. Jackson, just west of Michigan) Quizno’s, (33 S. State, just south of Jackson) or Jimmy Johns (249 S. State, just north of Jackson).

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