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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3 Arts Club Cafe
Three Arts Cafe is a beautiful restaurant inside the atrium of the RH store. This place is one of a kind and a great afternoon hang.
Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap
Jake Melnick’s is all about the wings. Firecracker wings in particular.
25 Degrees is a solid, dimly-lit burger and beer kind of spot in River North. We approve.
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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.
Glenn's Diner & Seafood House
Glenn's Diner feels like a diner, but it specializes in simple seafood. They also have spaghetti and meatballs and a cereal bar. You'll like it.
Fast Track is an old-school Chicago diner serving hot dogs, Italian beefs, and breakfast all day.
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Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club
Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club is a fantastic breakfast restaurant in North Park.
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