Blackie's does not traffic in glossy exteriors or undue pomp, opting instead to concentrate on delivering where it matters: the plate. Dark enough for romance but loud enough for minor ear damage, this is not the place to whisper sweet nothings to your sweetheart. But if she's partial to hamburgers, she won't care what you have to say anyway, because Blackie's half-pounders are among the best in the city. Accompanied by your choice of onion rings, thick steak fries or loaded potato skins, a Blackie's hamburger is unlikely to send you home hungry. And if you think burgers are cruel, the salads are better than most. As if the food isn't enough, the service is attentive and lightning-quick.
Average cost: <$10