Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap (Restaurant, Lincoln Park)
Location: 1970 N. Lincoln Ave
Phone: (312) 642-0007
Stanley’s is one of those places you could walk by a million times and never go in, mostly because you just don’t know what to expect. It’s got old school signage out front advertising home-style cooking, which translates loosely to “heart attack on your plate.” But mmm is that heart attack going to be worth it.
The food is Southern fair and home style cooking in a relaxed and slightly kitchy atmosphere. The back dining room looks like somebody’s home, while the front bar area has an almost woodsy feel. Your best bet is to go with the home-style basics and embrace it — fried chicken, mashed potatoes, cornbread, and mac & cheese, perhaps followed with some apple pie ala mode. You can’t leave Stanley’s hungry.
They also have weekend brunch with an all you can eat buffet (hellooo chicken and waffles) and a huge bloody mary bar. Mondays they have an extensive burger bar and they are also pretty famous for their live band karaoke on Sunday evenings. Stanley’s has been a Lincoln Park staple for years now, and was even an old favorite hangout of Michael Jordan’s. They even opened a second location on Racine in the West Loop.
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