I used to go to Secret Garden Cafe at Berger park on Sheridan near Granville because while the food wasn't anything special really you literally sat ON the waterfront and it could not be beat for cheap foods with a view...
But I haven't been in the last few years and someone told me it actually closed... first, can anyone confirm that? Second, can anyone recommend another restaurant -- other than Castaways! :) -- with Lake Michigan views and decent food?
Two of the best things -- in my mind's eye -- that Chicago has to offer is the lake/river and restaurants and I am shocked people haven't married the two more often.