Nookies is a Chicago diner staple (the Old Town location as been around since 1973) for a casual breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This place has a lengthy menu that rivals the Cheesecake Factory’s, so you can eat everything from eggs and potatoes to meatloaf, and every location except the one in Edgewater is BYOB. That said, we prefer Nookies for brunch - and we particularly like the crunchy French toast, battered and fried in corn flakes.
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Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern
Chicago-style ribs in a classic place Frank Sinatra himself enjoyed.
BIG & little’s
Funky, fresh, and delicious. Big & little’s is one of the best and most interesting restaurants you can eat at.
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Small Cheval, from the makers of Au Cheval. Good news, the burgers here are also great.
Tied House is a restaurant attached to Schubas in Lakeview, serving upscale new American food.
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Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club
Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club is a fantastic breakfast restaurant in North Park.
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