Subway: Green to Cottage Grove(773) 643-6670 daleysrestaurant.com41.780341 -87.605424 809 E 63rd St (at Cottage Grove Ave) Hyde Park, Chicago
Breakfast, lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $9
Depending on how you look at it, Daley’s restaurant has been around since 1892 or 1937 (the first, the original opening date; the second, the current incarnation). Either way, it’s one of the oldest restaurants in the city. But there’s no time for this homey diner to dwell on the past—the space bustles with a mix of Woodlawn locals and U. of C. students, especially in the mornings, when they gather for the ethereal Belgian waffles (offered with a side of juicy chicken wings), hearty Denver omelettes and warm, buttery biscuits.