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Best Cheese Curds In Chicago

Though the divine cheese curd, is something you typically find north of the border, there are plenty of places for delicious fried of cheese, right here in Chicago. Here are your best bets for cheesy, gooey, deep fried goodness in Chicago.

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Will's Northwoods Inn

3030 N. Racine Street
Chicago, IL 60657
773- 528-4400

Fried Cheese Curds: Because no self-respecting Wisconsin bar would be caught dead without beer-battered cheese curds! The cheese curds at Will's are beer-battered and fried to a delicious golden brown.

The Bad Apple

4300 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

Fried Cheese Curds: The beer battered cheese curds at the Bad Apple are deep fried and served with homemade buttermilk ranch dipping sauce. Once you have cheese curds with ranch, it's hard to dip them in anything else!

Montreal Poutine: If you're in the mood for cheese curbs with a twist, try the Montreal Poutine. This appetizer consists of fries topped with gravy and cheese curds for double the fried joy.


Kroll's South Loop

1736 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Fried Cheese Curds: The cheese curds at Kroll's are served in their KLS Finger Food basket with Wisconsin cheese curds and plenty of other fried goodies.


3358 N. Sheffield
Chicago, IL

Fried Cheese Curds: As the home of the Badgers in Chicago, their fried Wisconsin cheese curds can be ordered as an appetizer or side to any sandwich. The heaping portion of cheese curds will be enough to share with an entire table (though you won't share).

Culvers Cheese Curds


Various Chicagoland Locations

Fried Cheese Curds: A dairyland delicacy is made using the freshest, un-aged yellow and white Wisconsin cheddar, deep-fried golden brown for a warm buttery crunch.

Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago

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