Dining on the 5

Greater Chatham Initiative, (GCI) is proud to present our 3rd annual “Dining on the 5” Restaurant Festival where patio seating is made available along 75th Street

Dining on the 5 (75th Street’s nickname is the “5”), opens July 13th and continue through Labor Day weekend. Dining on the 5 is filled with great food, healthy activities and fun for the entire family. Dining on the Five is in the Chatham Center Chicago Business District in the heart of “Restaurant Row” on Chicago’s south 75th street (State Street to Cottage Grove Ave.)

Chatham Center Chicago is home to more than a dozen long-time family owned and operated restaurants.  Collectively known as Restaurant Row, the 14 food businesses in Restaurant Row attract 200,000 patrons from within a 20-mile radius and employ 200 persons. The food businesses along Restaurant Row include Brown Sugar Bakery, Five Loaves, Flammin’, Frances Lounge, A&S Beverages, Harold’s Chicken, KMT Health Foods, Lem’s B-B-Que, Original Soul Vegetarian, Mabe’s Deli, Margarita’s Pizza, President’s Lounge, Dunkin Donut and others.

Dining on the 5 activities include Health Day, Farmer’s Market, Kid Zone, (includes Bouncy Bee, Face Painting, Youth Chess Tournament), Music and Dancing, & Classic Car Show.  Join us celebrating Lem’s Bar-B-Q 65th Anniversary and much more…

Participating Restaurants Click Here

Opening Day

Saturday, July 13, 2019
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM 


Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Restaurant Row
South 75th Street
State St. to
Cottage Grove Ave.

Join us for the Dining on the 5 opening,  Saturday, July 13th  at 1:00 pm in the parking lot at 200 E. 75th St. Bring your lawn chair and pick up your lunch at one of our participating Dining on the 5 restaurants.  Listen to the soulful sounds of the Tazuma Sun Band,  Let the children enjoy fun in the Kidzone: bouncy house, face painting, and more… Shop with our onsite vendors.  If you want to join our Summer Housing Trolley Tour, arrive by 10:30am, the trolley departs promptly at 11:00am Register Here

Visit Chatham Center Chicago’s Restaurant Row and Dine on the 5

205 E. 75th Street

308 E. 75th Street

307 E. 75th Street

311 E. 75th Street

312 E. 75th Street

328 E. 75th Street

346 E. 75th Street

405 E. 75th Street

407 E. 75th Street

557 E. 75th Street

641 E. 75th Street

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