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Eggy's is the latest diner concept to hit Chicago, but this is a true-to-form diner with many recognizable favorites and some dishes made with a modern spin. But when it comes down to it, the space has that welcoming feel and a menu to mirror that sentiment. When the news first emerged that it was coming to the Lakeshore East neighborhood, owner Sue Kim-Drohomyrecky (opening Eggy's with husband, Peter Drohomyrecky; the pair also own Custom House Tavern) said she wanted the restaurant to evoke a feeling of Mayberry? Did they succeed?

Eggy's, which was designed by 555 International, has a warm, homey feeling without feeling kitschy or played. With huge black and white photo collages by Jeff Kauck depicting what Drohomyrecky calls "food and joy," a soda fountain, white-washed chairs, an oversized playful red and yellow arrow hanging from the ceiling and large windows looking out onto a park, this is more like Mayberry 2.0.

The restaurant is open daily and features a menu by chef Zach Millican and pastry chef Erin Mooney, both from Custom House. You can order breakfast and lunch all day and family-style dinners will start on May 1. Eggy's is open between 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekends. Check out the full menu, which includes daily specials, a kids menu and a variety of desserts and soda fountain treats.

Eggy's Menu

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Custom House

500 S Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605 312 523 0200

Eggy's

333 E. Benton Place, Chicago, IL