This week took me to a classic Chicago diner- S&G Restaurant. Sam & George’s (S&G) is a family-run restaurant that has been serving the Lakeview neighborhood for over 60 years! I came in for lunch on a Monday. The restaurant is deceptively large, so I had no problem being seated right away. There was a small crowd of regulars; it was easy to tell they came in a lot- the waitstaff knew them all by name and their orders were ready practically as soon as they were seated. The menu is absolutely giant! It was a little overwhelming; there were so many options to choose from. My first decision was whether to order breakfast or lunch, since they serve both all day. I finally decided on a diner classic- a Tuna Melt. I ordered mine on sourdough with cheddar cheese. The sandwich came topped with lettuce, tomato, and pickles on the side. I also had my choice of French fries or tater tots. I chose fries. My meal also came with coleslaw and a bowl of soup! For $13.95, I’d say I more than got my money’s worth. The soup of the day was Navy Bean, which was absolutely delicious. I couldn’t have been happier with the tuna melt. The sourdough was perfectly toasted and the tuna salad was just right- not too much mayo, plenty of celery and crunch. And of course, the melted cheddar cheese was gooey and delicious. The French fries were also very good- but I was so full after the soup and giant sandwich, I only managed to eat a couple. My friend ordered the Greek Salad: crisp salad greens tossed with oil, vinegar, and oregano topped with tomato wedges, sliced eggs, green pepper, onion, feta cheese, olives, and grilled chicken breast drizzled with Greek dressing. This was so tasty! The veggies were fresh and crisp, the feta was creamy, the olives were rich, and the chicken was grilled to perfection. I can’t wait to come back and try more items from this diverse menu!
S&G is located at 3000 North Lincoln Ave (at the corner of Wellington). They are open from 5 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week and breakfast is served all day. Find more information about this Chicago gem here.
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