Bus: 11, 49, 49B, 92(773) 784-4240 hubsrestaurant.com41.982042 -87.693876 5540 N Lincoln Ave (between Maplewood Ave and Rockwell St) Lakeview, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $8
Don’t dismiss this place as just another greasy grub joint; it has been serving up made-to-order Greek dishes, ribs and, yes, burgers, cheese fries and the like, too, to a steady stream of patient customers since 1976. Standouts include grilled skirt steak on garlic bread, freshly made soups and a gyros platter that could hold its own in Greektown. But if you’re feeling the need to be healthy, hefty salads like the grilled chicken on a bed of bright greens won’t seem like a sacrifice.