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Homemade Meatloaf

Homemade Meatloaf

Diners looking for a cozy spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch will find it at Aunt Sally's in Calumet City.

Aunt Sally's, which is owned by the Sidkey Family, has drawn food lovers for decades. Breakfast, which the menu states is "served anytime," is definitely a specialty at the eatery. Everything from egg dishes, pancakes and French toast to waffles and more is available.

Walking into Aunt Sally's, customers will find a casual atmosphere with a homey setting featuring country-style decor and an open kitchen.

We visited the restaurant early on a recent Saturday afternoon. Customers filled the eatery and were enjoying various breakfast and lunch entrees and daily specials.

While the restaurant was packed with customers, we didn't have to wait for a table.

After surveying the menu, we decided on traditional Biscuits and Gravy ($5.49) as well as Homemade Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy ($8.39) and the Hot Beef Sandwich with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy ($8.09).

The biscuits and gravy proved to be a satisfying choice as were the lunch options we chose. Aunt Sally's meatloaf, which was a hefty helping, was a flavorful dish. The Hot Beef Sandwich was also a large offering and starred a brown gravy, which also was featured as a gravy on the meatloaf.

Most dishes at Aunt Sally's are ample offerings and most diners will have enough to cart home for seconds.

Among other dishes on the restaurant's breakfast portion of the menu are Pork Chops and Eggs ($9.59); Corned Beef Hash ($7.79); Eggs Florentine ($8.39); Denny's Benny, which is a turkey Benedict ($8.09); Neptune Benedict ($8.79); and South of the Border Omelet ($8.69).

Lunch options include Farm Raised Catfish Fillets ($8.29); Hot Wings ($7.59); Cobb Salad ($7.79); Chicken in a Basket ($9.29); Aunt Sally's Build Your Own Burger (various prices); Chili Dog ($4.19); and more.

Menu items at Aunt Sally's also can be ordered for carry-out. Various daily specials also are featured at the restaurant.

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Features reporter

Eloise writes about food and entertainment for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight children in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.