Centerstage - Chicago's Original City Guide

Virtual L ®

Virtual L Locations Near Good to GoWhat's near Good to Go?

in Rogers Park or Howard on the Red line

Chicago Dining
By Style
Restaurants A-Z
Dining Guides
User Reviews
Find an error?
Are you the owner?
Tell Us Here

SUBSCRIBE to
CRUMB and FestFile is Centerstage Chicago's Weekly E-Newsletter.
Enter your email to get
our weekly newsletter:

Good to Go

View Map1947 W. Howard St., Chicago
Tel: (773) 381-7777
View Website
Details Find What Else Is Nearby Good to Go User Reviews

Editorial Review of Good to Go

It may be called Good To Go, but this West Rogers Park Jamaican eatery has a breezy ambiance that encourages guests to stay and relax amid bright floor tiles, high ceilings and warm lighting. Rhythmic music transports patrons to a sunny locale beyond the bustling Howard Street location. In fact, look for the flourishing greens on the sidewalk outside (bordering tranquil outdoor seating) if you're a first-time visitor to this three-year-old husband-and-wife enterprise.

As for the authentic Jamaican cuisine, it's as soul-soothing as the atmosphere. Opt for the jerk chicken wings (or, for the wildly famished, a whole bird for $14). Vegetarians should go for the veg special, replete with steamed vegetables, delicious sweet fried plantains and a hefty bowl of aromatic rice cooked to fluffy perfection and accompanied with raisins. Cultural authenticity lies in dishes like curried goat, oxtail, and cow foot; as well as numerous seafood options, including jerk shrimp and curried conch. Check out Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning specials—ackee and saltfish with a fried dumpling ($12), or the plantain porridge ($4.50-$6.50).

Don't miss the fresh fruit juices and smoothies, either ($3-$5). The homemade ginger beer with lime ($3.00) is particularly tempting, although availability is sporadic. The carrot juice with lime and ginger is a surefire bet; get a hefty, umbrella-topped glass for $3.95. The pure, untainted juices will please the health-conscious: choose from "Jungle Juice," chock-full of freshly blended apples, ginger, celery and cukes; or the "Eye Opener," which features celery, carrots, and beets. The "Island Fruit Smoothies" run the combination gamut: blend strawberries, pineapples, papayas, bananas, mangoes, vanilla yogurt, soy milk, ginger or honey just about any way you'd like.

Average cost: $10-$20

Centerstage Reviewer: August Evans

Styles Tagged To Good to Go

User Reviews

Read other people's reviews and post your own opinion about Good to Go too!

Hours

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday

Directions to Good to Go

Our directions are included with our maps of Good to Go
Good to Go was mentioned in these articles...

International Itineraries, 8/5/09
Explore Chicago's diverse cultures at these ethnic fests - then continue your travels all year long.

chicago

chicago, metromix
-->