As hard as we try to pretend it is, Lake Michigan is not an ocean. That said, there are some spots along the “beach” that manage to convince you that you’re closer to the Jersey Shore than to Gary, Indiana. The Dock at Montrose Beach in Uptown achieves this - it’s a cafe right on the lakefront sand. And while the burger might be mediocre, the convenience definitely isn’t.
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Tank Noodle is a casual Vietnamese restaurant that serves great pho, among other traditional dishes.
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Kuma’s Corner is all about burgers and heavy metal music. Don’t take your parents here.
A classic diner with some Swedish inspiration and awesome cinnamon rolls. You need cinnamon rolls.
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All Together Now is an all-day cafe and wine store in Ukrainian Village with very good food.
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Demera in Uptown is one of the best and only ways to experience Ethiopian food in town. Go with a group and try a few different things.
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