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Older Chicagoans fondly recall "luncheonettes" and diners where you could get a cup of joe and a platter full of well-greased food for very little dough. No doubt, Wicker Park had its share in the... Read More
Older Chicagoans fondly recall "luncheonettes" and diners where you could get a cup of joe and a platter full of well-greased food for very little dough. No doubt, Wicker Park had its share in the '40s to '60s but now we have Dove's Luncheonette, an homage to the bygone diners with a lot better food and beverage. The 41-stool luncheonette offers counter service morning through night and comfort food like steamy bowls of pozole, cornmeal fried catfish, charred calamari, arugula salad, chicken fried chicken and a mighty burger. Chef de Cuisine Tom Carlin offers daily specials, too, like a breakfast burrito until 5 p.m on Tuesday or a ham and cheese torta on Friday. Have a late lunch and see what you can snag at Happy Hour weekdays from 3-6 p.m.
- Best for Lunch Because: Across the street from Chicago's Blue Line, Dove's Luncheonette is an all-day eatery, featuring comfort food inspired by flavors of the Southern US and Mexico.
- Best for Breakfast Because: Celebrated Chef Paul Kahan calls Dove's breakfast cemita "the best f**king sandwich" he has ever eaten.