As far as Diners are concerned, this one is a ""must-see"" when on a trip either in or out of Midway airport.
Its NOT classy, nor is it pretty but it IS sure a fun way to either start or end a trip. For some reason (maybe psychological) when coming back home to Chicago, it's just a great, comfortable feeling to walk-in to your favorite local diner and get some comfort food!!!
And when leaving Chicago, well - my goodness DEFINITELY stop here before getting stuck eating airport food that's terrible and will cost you twice as much!!!
Perhaps its the Polish (?) waitress who moves at the speed of light OR maybe its the kind, quiet newbie who somehow remembers customers' names, OR perhaps it's the older mom-like veteran that will throw the sassy punchline at you once in a while - Brandys' definitely has inexpensive, satisfying food with character!
And if it were really that bad, I doubt they would have as many regulars as they do!!!
NOT 24 hours anymore - sorry night travelers
NON smoking establishment - obviously
New Management as of March 2011 - Perhaps change is coming?