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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 breakfast foods for very little dough. No doubt, Wicker Park had its share... Read More
Older Chicagoans fondly recall "luncheonettes" and diners where you could get a cup of joe and a platter full of well-greased breakfast foods 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 pozole, burnt ends hash and eggs, salmon toast, chicken fried chicken and breakfast cemita sandwiches. The breakfast cemita features scrambled eggs, green chile chicken sausage, melty Muenster cheese, French-friend onions and smoked pepper aioli piled on a traditional, Mexican-style sesame bun dipped in maple syrup. Of course, you can get pancakes, oatmeal or an egg platter, but why would you want to?
- Best for Breakfast Because: Celebrated Chef Paul Kahan calls Dove's breakfast cemita "the best f**king sandwich" he has ever eaten.
- 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.