Only a few miles away from Chicago, Blue Island is home to plenty of family-friendly restaurants. From traditional American breakfast and brunch spots to soul food kitchens, Blue Island presents a variety of dishes inspired by the urban flair of Chicago. For an early morning breakfast, head to the nearest breakfast spot for a Monte Cristo sandwich and a border skillet. Looking for some Southern hospitality? Eateries in Blue Island offer some great hickory-buttered barbecued shrimp. Remember to check out fried chicken, pork chops and catfish if you're wondering what Midwestern soul food tastes like. Spoiler: It's delicious!