Waits can stretch out the door, especially on weekend mornings, when people clamor into this 1950s-style diner for good food at good prices. Your dollar stretches really far here, making Salt & Pepper Diner one of the best places, if not the best place, to eat in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. The menu includes all the diner staples: burgers, fries, shakes, hot and cold sandwiches, breakfast dishes, but also some surprisingly low-fat items, like vegetable burgers and tuna steaks. Glittering red booths, with Formica tables filling the center, make up the dining room. Everything is spotless and shining, and the 1950s atmosphere feels more real than kitsch.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 07:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 07:00 AM to 12:00 AM, Saturday from 07:00 AM to 04:00 PM
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: Red Line, Addison Street stop