Eleven City Diner Chicago

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Take a step back in time at this chic, retro-themed diner. With black and white checkered tiles, plastic booths and parlor bar stool seats, this spot offers guests a chance to enjoy new-age American breakfast fare in an old-school setting.

Eleven City Diner is the perfect place to go for brunch – with mile-high sundaes and dense omelets, the restaurant serves up enough food to satisfy both breakfast and lunch. Before making it to the hostess stand, guests are greeted by an expansive candy counter, adorned with glass jars of timeless candy favorites, including candy dots, hard rock suckers and more taffy than you can imagine. Though it’s the first thing you see when you walk in, I suggest making a stop at the candy counter AFTER your meal, as to avoid the overwhelming desire to fill your empty stomach with as much of the novelty treats as you can. It will be worth it – once you’re seated in one of the parlor booths, gaze over the menu and get a look at all the outrageously sweet pancake and French toast concoctions (like the Challach French toast coated with white chocolate sauce, a drizzle of milk chocolate and topped with a pretzel-top dusting), you’ll forget about the small sugary temptations by the door.

From simple salmon platters and bagels to extravagant pancakes and waffles, the diner serves up all kinds of breakfast options during all hours of business, making it a great local spot to satisfy any and all hunger cravings.

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Sydney from Chicago

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1112 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago

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Opening Times

Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30, Fri 11:00 - 21:00, Sat 09:00 - 21:00, Sun 09:00 - 20:00


French toast: USD 11.99


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