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Over Easy

4943 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
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Ranked #84 of 8,283 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $5 - $10
Mon - Thu 2:30 pm - 7:00 am
Fri 2:30 pm - 7:30 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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33 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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89 reviews 89 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Located in Irving Park, Over Easy is off the beaten path and quite a hike from the El (Take the Brown Line to Demen and it's about six blocks from the stop), but worth the travel. The breakfast scrambles are delicious, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is pleasant.

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Kirkland, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We recently visited our daughter and husband in the Lincoln Square area of Chicago. Though they had read the reviews on this place, they had never been here, so we decided to check it out for a mid-morning, weekday breakfast. What a delightful surprise! The menu selections are unique and original with some bordering on funky, if you so choose.... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Finally made it into Over Easy on our second attempt. We live in Virginia and tried to get in this past April on a Sunday. No luck. This time, we went on a weekday and success! Your takeaway is to be ready for a wait on weekends; if you can go on a weekday, your chances for a table right... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is, hands down, one of the best breakfast experiences I've ever had. From the moment you walk in the staff greets you cheerfully, the decor is minimalist and clean, and the water hits the table almost the moment you sit down. The food is prepared to order and is fresh and delicious. The food is an eclectic combination of... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I have been wanting to try brunch here for a very long time! And clearly I am not the only one, because on a beautiful fall morning at 1030 am there was a big crowd standing outside. We were told there would be a 45 minute wait, and there was exactly that. They have a tray of coffee outside to... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

If you're like me, and think most breakfast places are dumb (bacon and eggs, I can make this at home) this is a reason to go out. On Sunday's they do a mexican breakfast special that is so delicious. The rest of the menu is great as well, Sassy Eggs! Fluffy and delicious pancakes and Julius Meinl coffee. If you're... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Warm and inviting with incredibly friendly staff. Smaller place so those attempting a visit on the weekend should prepare to wait but the food is definitely worth it. I visited during the week so there weren't many people there, food was served quick and the coffee never got below half before being refilled. They offer specials that you'll want to... More

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Asheville, NC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

From out of town and had been using Pierrot gourmet (very good and friendly) and Tempo (almost too much food) for breakfast and decided to try this today (Columbus Day). Wow! Three or four floors of dinning. Very attentive staff. I created my own omelet and my wife had eggs Benedict. Both great and generous. And the general atmosphere was... More

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Bath Springs, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Even at 11:00am on a Friday morning, there was still a 25 minute wait but it's worth it. Service is fast and friendly. Food is very fresh with great combinations. There are lots of special pancake and fruit combinations but my favorite is the salmon and scrambled eggs. They substituted a side of sliced tomatoes for the hash browns and... More

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New York, NY
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We visited Over Easy on a Sunday morning in July. We arrived before 10 am and yet there were already people standing outside. People standing outside could be good or bad.... in this case very good. They have a small self serve coffee stand outside so you can get you java and chat while you wait. Once inside you will... More

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