Ramova Grill | Bridgeport | American, Breakfast, Burgers | Restaurant
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CLOSED. Venerable south-side diner with a God-is-in-the-details mentality.

Our Review

Fresh-squeezed orange juice, house-made chili, sesame-seed-bun-topped burgers, perfect over-easy eggs complementing greaseless hash browns nestling a trio of link sausage. No, it's not some trendy new Bucktown breakfast place, but a south-side institution around since 1929, where the newest innovation is using colored chalk on the original menu boards. Tony Dinos, who bought the diner from his uncle in 1964, mans the grill with the skill and grace only years with spatula in hand can bring, while the friendly waitress efficiently "hons" her customers: "Little warm-up on that coffee, hon?" Ramova may look like just one of countless south-side diners straight out of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, but its God-is-in-the-details mentality elevates its simple diner food to art.

Gary Wiviott

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