Bus: 6, 15, 28, 55(773) 752-389941.791515 -87.590118 1440 E 57th St (at Blackstone Ave) Hyde Park, Chicago
Breakfast, lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $8
It makes perfect sense that this Greek diner should be on U. of C. territory—the interior has that dark, woodsy look of a professor’s office, and servers exhibit all the sensitivity and friendliness of disgruntled college cafeteria workers. For some, that’s half of what makes this place so charming. The other half comes in the form of housemade soups, like the sprightly egg-lemon, the juicy burgers and—especially—the sandwich dubbed Nick’s Delight, which crams not just gyro meat into a pita, but thin layers of roast beef as well.