Wedged into the intersection of Devon and Clark, Deluxe breaks all the rules of the late-night diner set. The food is really good, as well as really cheap. The interior is decked out in gussied up retro fare. Its coffee holds a rep as the finest in the far North Side, and regulars scarf Chicago's ultimate banana split at an ice cream fountain straight out of Al's Diner, unfortunately sans Fonz. Pancakes, grilled cheese, burgers, omelets and wings fill the menu, and the Deluxe kicks in a sweet display case stocked to the brim with cakes and pies.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Jacob Knabb