Eleven City Diner
Cuisine: American, Deli, Diner
Price Range: $
As the rest of the culinary world sets its collective appetite on "street food," there are those among us who crave home cooking from Ma's kitchen. And that means latke latticework, cauldrons of soup... Read More
As the rest of the culinary world sets its collective appetite on "street food," there are those among us who crave home cooking from Ma's kitchen. And that means latke latticework, cauldrons of soup and two-fisted sandwiches piled with slow-roasted, smoky meats. You'll get all that plus a hunk of apple cobbler and a Green River float at Eleven City Diner. Open seven days a week from breakfast to late lunch, Eleven City Diner lists classic American fare (grilled cheese on challah, patty melts, burgers, mac 'n' cheese, rare roast beef sandwiches; Jewish deli favorites (corned beef, pastrami and salami sandwiches, knish, chopped liver, brisket, matzoh ball soup) plus a soda fountain with Brooklyn egg creams and root beer floats. And breakfast all day from challah French toast and bagels to a corned beef AND pastrami hash bowl. Your Cali friends will go for big salads, quinoa bowls, veggie sandwiches and many things smeared with avocado. There's a kids' menu and nostalgic desserts: banana splits, hot fudge sundaes, carrot, chocolate and cheese cake. The fact that Eleven City serves craft beer, wine, Mimosas and Mary's, cocktails and Intelligentsia coffee, too, makes it just about perfect.
- South Loop's Best Restaurants: "Eleven City Diner doesn't take reservations but service is snappy so keep your shirt on - tables turn fairly quickly."
- Best for South Loop's Best Restaurants Because: Generously portioned, high-quality diner fare for breakfast, brunch and lunch, Eleven City Diner makes you feel not only full but well cared for.