Thinking of spending your Sunday morning at this classic Chicago diner? Better check the weather: The line snakes out the door and onto Lou Mitchell Way well into the afternoon. Customers are treated to fresh, sugar-dusted doughnut holes when they're seated, but the real feast starts after ordering. Stacks of “meltaway” pancakes are perfectly browned, omelettes come in hot skillets (try the sweet, rich apple-and-cheese variety) and juicy, gooey patty melts seem too big to finish. But as with the rest of the irresistible dishes, you’ll find a way.
Breakfast for dinner is a highly underrated meal but luckily, it’s not in short supply. Chicago’s best greasy spoons, such as Diner Grill and White Palace Grill, will make you a cheesy omelet, stack of pancakes or extra crispy bacon at all hours of the day. Craving a burger instead? No worries, Au Cheval has it covered with one of the best in the city. If you want to mix things up with a Filipino breakfast, head to Uncle Mike’s Place to find specialties like marinated skirt steak and milkfish. And whether you’re a vegan or not, Chicago Diner’s shakes will please. The following list also includes some of the finest morning restaurants and an iconic spot that’s been around for decades. So check out our guide to the best diners in Chicago for satisfying plates morning, day or night.
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