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10 Chicago Area Restaurants Make List of Highest Grossing in U.S.

Local dining establishments rank in Restaurant Business Magazine's list of Top 100 Independent Restaurants in U.S.

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    Ten restaurants in the Chicago area are among the highest-grossing independent restaurants in the country.

    Gibsons Bar and Steakhouse’s Gold Coast location takes the top local spot, ranking number eight in Restaurant Business Magazine’s list of the "Top 100 Independent Restaurants."

    Other Chicago area restaurants named among the biggest money-makers in the country include Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab (10th); Bob Chinn’s Crab House in Wheeling (18th); Hugo’s Frog Bar and Fish House ranking (31st); Shaw’s Crab House (58th); Quartino Ristorante and Wine Bar (59th); and Greek Islands (95th).

    Gibsons’ suburban locations in Rosemont and Oak Brook ranked as well, placing 42nd and 57th.

    Three Chicago area restaurants beat out well-known establishments Guy Fieri’s American Kitchen and Bar in New York City (26th) and Wolfgang Puck’s Grand Café in Lake Buena Vista, Florida (28th).

    Restaurants featured in the top 100 ranking made food and beverage sales above $9 million in 2013.

    Below is the full list of the highest-grossing restaurants in the U.S. located from the Chicago area, including their 2013 sales and average check size:

    8. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse – 1028 N. Rush St., Chicago
    • 2013 sales: $22,397,732
    • Average check size: $71

    10. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – 60 E. Grand Ave., Chicago
    • 2013 sales: $21,000,000
    • Average check size: $68

    18. Bob Chinn’s Crab House – 393 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
    • 2013 sales: $17,208,566
    • Average check size: $31

    31. Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House – 1024 N. Rush St., Chicago
    • 2013 sales: $15,485,723
    • Average check size: $62

    42. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse – 5464 N. River Rd., Rosemont
    • 2013 sales: $14,420,693
    • Average check size: $68

    47. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse – 33 W. Kinzie St., Chicago
    • 2013 sales: $13,800,000
    • Average check size: $45

    57. Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse – 2105 S. Spring Rd., Oak Brook
    • 2013 sales: $13,137,712
    • Average check size: $68

    58. Shaw’s Crab House – 21 E. Hubbard St., Chicago
    • 2013 sales: $13,100,000
    • Average check size: $48

    59. Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar – 626 N. State St., Chicago
    • 2013 sales: $13,000,495
    • Average check size: $26

    95. Greek Islands – 200 S. Halsted St., Chicago
    • 2013 sales: $10,500,000
    • Average check size: $29

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