There are lots of Chicago locations of the Original Pancake House, but this one somehow feels the most original. It’s a tiny restaurant that sits between much larger and more impressive buildings, like a little time capsule. It’s cramped inside, so expect a long wait on weekends, but know that the wait will be worth it: they deliver the goods when it comes to pancakes, and they have a great Dutch Baby on special.
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Tempo Cafe is the local Gold Coast diner open 24 hours a day. It's also exactly what we assume the coffee shop from Seinfeld is like.
Eight Bar & Patio
Eight Bar & Patio is the casual all-day restaurant that’s attached to Maple & Ash, and serving upscale bar food.
Excellent sushi in an unlikely spot. This tiny restaurant at the bottom of the Hilton hotel on Mies van der Rohe Way street is worth a trip for any real sushi fan.
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The Chicago Diner
The Chicago Diner is vegan and vegetarian restaurant that even meat eaters might like.
A classic diner with some Swedish inspiration and awesome cinnamon rolls. You need cinnamon rolls.
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Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club
Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club is a fantastic breakfast restaurant in North Park.
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