I moved here 12 years ago - I lived in a 2 bedroom apartment in Mt Lookout. I didn't know a soul and I had 3 cats. The very first restaurant I ever went to (long before the Food Hussy came to life) was Zip's Cafe! I could walk there and it's reputation preceded itself.
Adventure Mom who swears she'd never been to Zips - I find it hard to believe! How could she have not been there?! I thought it was like everybody's first restaurant visit ;-)
We both got the Zipburger with cheese because it's what you have to get - especially if you've never been! Nedra also got their famous onion rings - big huge and crispy and made with fresh onions! (I learned that from Frisch's - if the skin onion bites clean - it's a fresh onion - if it pulls out - frozen!)
Why Should You Go? If you are like AdventureMom and haven't been to Zip's Cafe - lets rectify this! It's small and has communal tables in the middle - so make some new friends. And don't miss the cheese fries!