Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rate-A-Restaurant #348: Nookies (Chicago)

Nookies

Restaurant: Nookies

Location: 1746 N. Wells (Chicago)

Type of restaurant: Coffee Shop/Diner

Nookies

We stipulated: Looking for a simple, late lunch near our hotel in Lincoln Park.

Nookies

They stipulated: "Situated in the Heart of Chicago’s Old Town, Nookies Restaurant first opened its doors as 'Nookies Snack Shop,' in 1973. Two co-workers, Spiros Alexopoulos, a recent immigrant from Greece, who used to work as a server in a Lincoln Park restaurant, and Ralph Fisher, a cook, joined forces to open what was to become one of Chicago’s favorite diners. The original snack shop was equipped with a deli and an ice cream parlor, and seated only a handful of patrons. Spiros and Ralph named it “Nookies” as in a breakfast nook, although the innuendos of the name where not lost on passersby and local patrons."

Nookies

What we ordered: Maria: Chicken Piccata (Lightly breaded, sauteed with tomatoes and a lemon caper sauce) $12.45; Mike: Blackened Chicken (Coated with cajun spices, topped with mango chutney) $12.45; Kids: Burger (Lightly seasoned charbroiled and served with lettuce, tomato and pickle) $8.95; kids' spaghetti $3.95

Nookies

High point:  The blogger kid 2.0's spaghetti with meat sauce was delicious and extremely cheap. Also, loved the '70s/'80s music soundtrack.

Low point:  They didn't accept American Express.

Nookies

Overall impression: Old fashioned diner, complete with comfort food. Nice vibe.

Nookies

Will we return: If we stay at the Hotel Lincoln again, I'm sure we'd stop by at some point.

1 comment:

Easter Tylor said...

First breakfast in Chicago. Must say it was very delicious. I ordered eggs over corned beef hash. Cooked perfectly. Only reason I don't give 5 stars is because I prefer home fries over the shredded potatoes. However, the shredded potatoes were very delicious! Good luck from https://www.chandlersboise.com/

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