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Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen

  • Restaurants
  • West Loop
  • price 1 of 4
Photograph: Michael Jarecki

Time Out says

Chicago’s most quintessential restaurant isn’t a steakhouse or a laboratory-like kitchen putting out cutting-edge cuisine. It’s a cafeteria. Decide what you want before you get in line at this 70-year-old institution. You’ll pass plates of Jell-O and chicken salad, but this line moves too quickly to decide on the spot. Our advice? Grab one of the oversized corned beef or pastrami sandwiches, a potato pancake on the side and a packet of Tums for dessert.


1141 S Jefferson St
Cross street:
between Grenshaw St and Roosevelt Rd
El stop: Blue to Clinton. Bus: 8, 12, 18, 62, 157.
Opening hours:
Sun, Mon 9am–3:30pm; Tue–Sat 9am–8pm
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