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Take a Peek Inside Chicago's 'Saved by the Bell' Diner

Jennifer M Wood
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What was meant to be a short-lived ode to The Max from
Saved by the Bell has turned into one of Chicago's most popular eateries.

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Located in the heart of Chicago's Wicker Park, Saved By The Max opened in June and will continue serving nostalgia lovers through December 31, 2016.

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The restaurant's interior will look familiar to anyone who has ever been trapped in a Saved by the Bell binge-watch—voluntary or otherwise.

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Among the eatery's totally '90s accessories: a jukebox, pay phone, and arcade games.

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In between burgers and deep conversations about whether Kelly should date Zack or Slater, diners can browse some show memorabilia.



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If you're lucky, you may snag a table in Mr. Belding's office.

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Many important decisions were made by the gang's lockers, which have been recreated for the space.

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Go Bayside!

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We don't remember Kelly being a big Red Bull or Goose Island beer drinker—but just go with it.



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The audience never really got to see if there was anything behind the SBTB gang's favorite booth at Max's. In the real-life version, it's a bar!

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More Bayside memories.

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For the restaurant's grand opening, actor Ed Alonzo—who played Max on the show—surprised guests by appearing in character and performing some of his signature magic tricks.

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If you've always wanted to be a Bayside Tiger, you have until New Year's Eve to make it happen. Visit SavedByTheMax.com for more information, and to make a reservation.

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