Dove’s Luncheonette in Chicago, IL

Chicago_Dove's Luncheonette Lunch

I am totally wishing (hoping, planning and praying) that I was in Chicago this weekend! Seriously! I went to UT so my social media feeds are littered with friends who made the trip up there this weekend to watch the UT/Notre Dame game. College football season evokes a lot of nostalgic feelings for me. Back when I was in college (OMG I sound old haha) the Longhorns played some seriously good football. Like National Championship worthy football. Needless to say I spent many a fall Saturday planning my life around college football. Hook ’em forever!

I am not in Chicago this weekend, but I am still dreaming about my meal at Dove’s Luncheonette. Friends: if you are in Chicago you must go here! Seriously, do it. Go right now! It’s the ultimate in diner food. Think top notch ingredients cooked to perfection with nice kick of heat plus great cocktails and some scrumptious sweets to boot! It’s perfect for curing that Saturday morning hangover, or lunch, or late night after the game, or Wednesday, or… or you get the point! It’s great anytime!

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I started the day off right with a Dove’s Bloody Maria, because every day should start with a bloody beer, amirite!? I think this restaurant was made for me because right there on the menu it says you can add an egg to anything for a $1! All my yolky dreams have come true!

Next up I had to try the patty melt, because y’all know how I feel about burgers, yo! BMW had the Chicken Fried Chicken. Ok maybe he had half. And I had the other half. This place almost puts Texas to shame on this dish, almost. It is that good y’all. The chicken is so plump and actually flavorful unlike many chicken breasts that are destined to become this blue plate special. For sides, we went with the Pepper & Potato Hash after I had been lusting over it for weeks on Instagram. Don’t hold out, dessert is not to be missed here. The pies are insanely delicious.

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Dove’s Luncheonette

1545 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60622


9:00am to 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday
9:00am to 11:00pm

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September 16, 2015



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