Whether you're looking for a new lunch spot or a fun place to
meet up with mom friends in the city, Steve's Deli may be the
The deli is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving a
variety of sandwiches, soups, baked goods and calorie-conscious
"platters." The gleaming red, white and black décor harkens back to
a bygone era while the restaurant's chandeliers add a fancy twist.
Simple touches such as coat hooks hanging on every wall make this
spot even more inviting.
Since Steve's is both a dine-in and take-out establishment, you
enter right into a full display of food. My sons eagerly pressed
their faces against cases of deli salads and warm entrees, which
really got our taste-buds roaring. While we browsed the selections,
the very friendly staff set up our table for five. The restaurant's
layout allows for flexibility in seating so large groups with
strollers can fit just as comfortably as young couples.
Steve's menu offers a huge variety of sandwiches, both hot and
cold. Besides corned beef and pastrami, families will find
specialty hot dogs, soups and even salad platters for the
calorie-conscious. Kids get their own choices, including
sandwiches, burgers and delicious store-made mac and cheese, which
everyone at our table had to sample. My 9-year-old loved the
slider-sized burgers, while my youngest happily hoarded the
perfectly seasoned French fries, which were creatively served in
miniature deep-fry baskets.
Stop by with kids 10 and under on April 2, "National Peanut
Butter and Jelly Day" and "Children's Book Day," between noon and 1
p.m. for a free peanut butter and jelly mini-sandwich and a
children's book reading.
Steve's is a great place to sit back, relax and do some people
watching while you eat, and eat, and eat. Portions are generous,
leaving plenty to share. And all of that was before dessert. From
the moment we walked in and saw the sweets case, my sons were
talking about the cupcakes and brownies.
Of course by the time we were done with lunch, there wasn't room
for another bite. No worries, our server was glad to make our
dessert order to-go, in specially designed containers so not a lick
of frosting was lost.
Alena Murguia lives in Berwyn, Illinois along with her husband and three growing sons.
See more of Alena's stories here.
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