Diners provide energy late at night so that you can finally catch whoever's been throwing those newspapers in your driveway. Order up with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of family-friendly comfort food for two or more people
- $20 for $40 worth of family-friendly comfort food for four or more people
The menu includes pot-roast sandwiches with grilled onions and horseradish sauce on toasted ciabatta bread ($7), a half pound of slow-cooked, Chicago-style ribs ($7), and a full herb-roasted chicken ($12).
Central Kitchen and Tap
As night falls on the corner of Lawrence and Central in Jefferson Park, Central Kitchen and Tap's towering sign blazes to life with a neon invitation to "stop in" and shining arrows helpfully pointing the way. The vintage-inspired fixture wouldn't look out of place beside a roadside eatery from the 1950s, and it perfectly conveys the restaurant's spirit before diners even step through the front doors. Central Kitchen and Tap manages to walk a fine line between two ambiances by combining the counter service and charming booths of a casual diner with the full bar and assorted televisions of a neighborhood pub.
The family-friendly tavern welcomes everyone and this is readily apparent in the menu of American classics, which also includes the occasional international treat. Roasted chicken, slow-cooked ribs, and grilled pork chops seem directly inspired by home-style recipes. However, the selection also features dishes such as saffron-tinged Spanish rice with grilled shrimp and a traditional pasta bolognese with braised beef marinara. In between bites of comfort food from home and abroad, diners can also enjoy a refreshing pint of beer or a glass of wine.
A large chalkboard hangs over the central bar and counter section, laying out the entire menu in neat handwriting. Small black-and-white photographs line the walls beside the slate-blue booths, although the televisions also keep guests' attention by playing various sports broadcasts. For the children or the young at heart, the diner features a couple of arcade games that allow patrons to pass the time in exchange for a few quarters.
the first bite I took, I gave a double-take at my burger because it was so juicy and perfectly cooked.Joanne N., Yelp, 12/19/12
Excellent food, fresh ingredients and a cool staff that plays solid tunesChristopher F., Yelp, 4/1/13
4800 N Central Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60630