The "Med" has been a popular hangout for University of Chicago students, and Hyde Park residents, for decades. Certainly, the vast amount of damage that patrons of the Med have done to the wooden tables and chairs over the years attests to that fact. (Kids, if your parents went to the U. of C., maybe they left their initials in one of the tables! go and look!)
The Med serves classic American fare - that is, burgers, pizzas, fries, shakes, and desserts like apple pie. Their milkshakes stand out because they have a pretty high ice cream - to - milk ratio, AND they use premium ice cream and real cream, making them especially thick and yummy. (people with heart problems beware)
Decor in the Med is extremely eclectic. No one has any idea where all the various carved wooden statues and original sketches that are scattered around the place come from.
They also have some pretty big round tables in the ground floor, making it one of the better options in Hyde Park for a group gathering.