When spotlighting the top-grossing independents in the Midwest, turns out Chicago isn't the only player. While the windy city hosts an impressive seven of the Top 100 Independents, their suburban outposts also proved to be standouts, as did longtime institutions in places such as Indianapolis and Frankenmuth, Mich.
TOP 100 RANK
|Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse||Chicago||$22,397,732*||8|
|Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab||Chicago||$21,000,000*||10|
|Bob Chinn's Crab House||Wheeling, Ill.||$17,208,566||18|
|St. Elmo Steak House||Indianapolis||$16,149,562||25|
|Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House||Chicago||$15,485,723||31|
|Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse||Rosemont, Ill.||$14,420,693||42|
|Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse||Chicago||$13,800,000*||47|
|Zehnder's of Frankenmuth||Frankenmuth, Mich.||$13,546,914||50|
|Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse||Oak Brook, Ill.||$13,137,712||57|
|Shaw's Crab House||Chicago||$13,100,000*||58|
|Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar||Chicago||$13,000,495||59|
|Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn||Frankenmuth, Mich.||$11,199,229||84|
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