24 hr cafes of old were great. Graveyard specials, dinner specials and just plain good food for the price. Once casino started bringing in chains, it seems even those that kept theirs changed. The exception would be downtown locations that remain. You mentioned the Gold Coast, they and the Orleans used to run a good steak special. One was a t-bone and the other a porterhouse, can't remember which. It was steal, baked beans, corn on the cob abd potato for $7.95. This was the 90s. Not the best, but for $7.95, I doubt they had many complaints. I know I ordered it a few times at both places and it was fine for that price.