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“Lovely Place”
Review of Nookies

Nookies
Ranked #105 of 9,668 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
Flint, MI
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Lovely Place”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We were in the city for the holiday weekend. We love to leave the tourist area and choose "local" restaurants. We found this restaurant on Yelp and headed over on a Saturday morning around 11am. Loved the neighborhood! Parking was a bit tricky, as there was also a farmers market going on around the corner. We eventually found street parking just around the block. The wait was no more than 5 minutes. We could have eaten outside or inside, we chose inside. I am not sure if this is a family owned/operated restaurant, but it sure gives that vibe. Every single person working there was super friendly and helpful. The menu is large and has something for everyone. The prices are reasonable. Our party had the seasonal cream cheese stuffed french toast with berries, cream cheese crepes and a grilled chicken sandwich. It was all delicious! We did not order drinks but they kept our ice water with lemon constantly filled. I also loved how they had water bowls outside for dogs (although they were empty and several passing dogs were disappointed). Athough the food is good, and large portions, my guess would be the service is what keeps people coming back!

  • Visited July 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good Neighborhood Diner”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Fast breakfast service with ample menu. orned beef hash was right out of the can. Eggs were cooked just right and the food was served hot. Not much to expect but good for fast breakfast

Visited June 2014
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Mount Eden, Kentucky
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“OH THE FRESH OJ”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Freshly squeezed OJ is out of this world, a great loosen your belt breakfast diner. You will not leave hungry and the prices are reasonable. They will have a card of special seasonal offers at your table but stick with the regular menu. I have been taken down the road of those seasonal things and always wish I would have ordered one of my favorites off the regular menu. From banana pancakes to eggs benedict, I have never been disappointed. Gather up some newspapers or magazines, get your coffee ordered, sit back and relax. This is in the north shore area on Wells, close to Lincoln Park. No reservations, get your name on the list and wait for them to scream your name, everyone gathers outside on the street waiting for their name to be called on the weekends.

Visited December 2013
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Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast and family meeting place”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This was our go to place to meet our various family members for breakfast before we did our daily activities in Chicago

Visited June 2014
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Thank MSCDynamic
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Neighborhood Gem”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Within walking distance from Hotel Lincoln. Food yummy, FRESH squeezed orange juice wonderful. Could have used my coffee topped off more, but it was a busy Father's day.

Visited June 2014
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Thank LAURA B
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