Anyone who frequents reasonably priced, traditional family-style diners will experience a sense of deja vu at this Northwest Side establishment. The wood-paneled booths, bright lighting and revolving dessert case are all too familiar, as are the somewhat warm, mostly weary waitresses. But don't get discouraged by the cookie-cutter set-up, it's not indicative of what lurks in the kitchen.
Sally's apple pancakes rise above the pack, stuffing a wallop of crisp, flaky sweetness in mere mouthfuls. That said, don't expect to scarf this monstrous creation during the morning rush; it requires at least 30 minutes of preparation, and the large order feeds a party of four. Other menu standouts are the potato pancakes, cheese blintzes, omelets and crepes bursting with fruit and piled high with whipped cream. All run around $5-$7, and are served up in heaping portions.
The lunch and dinner menu consists of more standard fare, dependable dishes such as broiled fish, homemade chicken soup and roast turkey. Luckily, breakfast is served at all hours, so enjoying a plate full of waffles after work is not unheard of.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Jenny Seay