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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Sono Wood Fired
SoNo Wood Fired is a casual Italian restaurant and pizza restaurant that’s always reliable.
Happy Camper is a semi-sports bar in Old Town that's more about eating pizza and socializing than it is watching anything on T.V.
Twin Anchors Restaurant & Tavern
Chicago-style ribs in a classic place Frank Sinatra himself enjoyed.
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Cindy’s has the best rooftop and views in Chicago that overlook Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
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Publican Quality Meats (PQM)
PQM is an excellent little cafe. We only wish it stayed open later.
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