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Chicago is known for being a food city but there is one meal item that stands out above the rest on the latest Restaurant Business list of top grossing restaurants in the country.


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Steak is the name of the game in Chicagoland. Twelve city and suburban restaurants made the national list with seven of those restaurants being steakhouses, and three of them being part of the Gibson’s chain.

The Gibson’s in Chicago took 10th place nationally with over $24 million in sales and over 363,000 meals served, based on 2016 food and beverage sales.

The number one spot nationally was Tao Las Vegas which grossed over $42 million in 2016.

The list only takes into account restaurants with no more than five locations. Information was gathered through surveys or estimates were based on public information, similar concepts, and other factors.

Check out the list of Chicago area restaurants below and start making reservations.

  1. Gibson’s Bar and Steak House (Gross sales: $24.7 million, Average check: $75, Meals served: 363,30)
  2. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab (Gross sales: $21.2 million (estimated), Average check: $80 (estimated), Meals served: 265,000)

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  1. Primehouse (Gross sales: $19.2 million (estimated), Average check: $98 (estimated), Meals served: 200,000)
  2. Bob Chinn’s Crab House (Wheeling) (Gross sales: $17.9 million, Average check: $37, Meals served: 483,111)
  3. Gibson’s Bar and Steak House (Rosemont) (Gross sales: $17.4 million, Average check: $71, Meals served: 258,249)
  4. Chicago Cut Steakhouse (Gross sales: $17.2 million (estimated), Average check: $85 (estimated), Meals served: 210,000)
  5. Shaw’s Crab House (Gross sales: $17.1 million (estimated), Average check: $65 (estimated), Meals served: 265,000)
  6. Gibson’s Bar and Steak House (Oak Brook) (Gross sales: $15.7 million, Average check: $73, Meals served: 239,403)
  7. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse (Gross sales: $14.8 million (estimated), Average check: $52 (estimated), Meals served: 290,000)
  8. Hugo’s Frog Bar and Fish House (Gross sales: $14.3 million, Average check: $74, Meals served: 182,161)
  9. Quartino Ristorante and Wine Bar (Gross sales: $13.8 million, Average check: $29, Meals served: 438,677)
  10. Tavern on Rush (Gross sales: $13.4 million, Average check: $74, Meals served: 350,000)
Have you eaten at any of the highest grossing restaurants in Chicago? Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images
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