Beth's Cafe (Green Lake)
7311 Aurora Ave N
This beloved institution has sat on the same sordid stretch of Aurora since 1957 and has never lost an ounce of its caustic charm: the impeccably greasy hash browns, the old jukebox, the cheerful graffiti on the walls, and the awesomely bizarre mix of diners. Don't expect service with a smile; do expect some of the city's best sausage gravy and hangover-curing omelettes, made with either six or a dozen (famous!) eggs.