Why We Go: The wacky, toy-encrusted décor that so excites impressionable youths harbors a grown-up godsend: a 24-7 diner with food you don't have to be drunk to be excited about. Burgers and grilled cheese and meat loaf, to be sure, but good burgers and grilled cheese and meat loaf, made with decent ingredients and dished out in ample portions. Plus vegetarian-friendly options and breakfast anytime.
What We Eat: The meat loaf usually works for us, but don't sleep on the salmon club.
What We'd Change: Definitely the Flash and the maddening music loop on the web site. We know it goes with the steez of the place, but online we can't tune it out.