For the quintessential Chicago diner experience visit "The White Palace Grill" on Roosevelt and Canal. Fantastic  (and cheap) eats and a nice slice of Chicago life. Might be amongst the best diner coffees in the City.

The Checkerboard in Hyde Park is a great spot, but the drinks are on the expensive side and there's often a cover charge as well. On Sunday nights at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap (a few blocks west of Checkerboard) there's free live jazz, no cover and very reasonably priced food and drink. However, cash only. 

As was previously mentioned, the Northside's Green Mill ( is great as is downtown's The Redhead Piano Bar ( These are also much more "public transit and cab friendly. The Southside (and Hyde Park and locales farther South) have suffered heavy cuts in CTA services than either downtown or the Northside. 

Happy Travels! 


Patrick J Midtlyng
Belfer Sound Archivist
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Library
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THAT is a must for sure. Haven't had one of those since I left Houston (1985).

On 09/02/12 00:22, Watsky, Lance wrote:
> I would highly encourage you to get a "real" Southern breakfast at the Silver Skillet near Georgia Tech. The food is delicious and the place is like a step back in time: