A meal with friends soothes the soul, much like a mother's hug or a movie about brave dogs learning to read. Enjoy a feel-good feast with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of diner fare at Monroe Street Diner, open for breakfast and lunch.
Monroe Street Diner charms its visitors, including former presidential candidate Bob Dole, with an atmosphere built around comforting kitsch as well as a menu of all-day breakfasts, meaty sandwiches, and burgers. A colorful array of more than 60 clocks donated by loyal customers peppers the walls, allowing diners to accurately referee ham-and-cheese-omelet-eating contests ($6.55) or beat a personal best while packing away steak with three eggs, home fries, and toast ($5.15). Fluffy buttermilk pancakes ($4.55) add a touch of syrupy sweetness to meals, and thick bacon cheeseburgers ($6.85) and tangy turkey reubens ($5.75) lay the foundation for a hearty lunch. Monroe Street Diner hearkens back to the glory days of dinerdom with ‘50s-themed meals such as the valens' favorite ($6.05)—spaghetti and meat sauce—while kids chow down on creamy grilled cheeses sided with fries ($4.35).