Whether you're looking for early morning bacon and eggs or late night snacks, here are some Chicago diners to seek out.
Great diner food (the patty melt is amazing), fast service, and old school ambience.
The perfect spot to stop after a night at the Long Room, the Diner Grill is famous for The Slinger, a pile of hash browns, two cheeseburgers, grilled onions, chili and two eggs. It is not for the faint of heart.
The bustling Logan Square outpost of the Cozy Corner has all-day breakfast specials and a focus on pancakes, like the cheesecake-stuffed pancake.
The Lakeview outpost of the breakfast nook features lots of excellent omelets and pancakes. It's also open for dinner, but breakfast is the best time to go.
A traditional diner that's a go-to neighborhood spot for breakfast.
Great vegan dishes - the milkshakes are to die for and the buffalo wings are nice and spicy.
You'll get a doughnut hole when you arrive, and the charm continues with excellent service. The malted waffle is an ideal specimen.
The Golden Nuggets are a Chicago institution and are open 24 hours for both breakfast and dinner. The chocolate chip pancakes are my favorite, but the huevos rancheros can be just what's needed after a long night out.
Solid biscuits and gravy plus patty melts make this a great late night spot to fuel up.
The new diner space is beautiful, and there's a full bar stocked with local, vegan and organic spirits.