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.
90% of 316 customers recommend
“Loved the white fish”
“Enjoyed the food.”
“For the price, the food is GREAT, and the place is very interesting. The identity seems to be somewhat in flux -- we weren't really sure what this place is trying to...”
“For the price, the food is GREAT, and the place is very interesting. The identity seems to be somewhat in flux -- we weren't really sure what this place is trying to "be," but it doesn't matter: We enjoyed it, and would go back.”