Heaven on Seven
Chicago, Ill. (312) 263-6443
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.
It's only open for breakfast and lunch, but it's got some of the best southern food in the Midwest (dinner is served the third Friday of the month). If the kids refuse to eat cheese grits or crab cakes, they can get good old American cheeseburgers, pasta or grilled cheese. There are other locations, some that serve dinner, in Naperville and on Michigan Avenue.