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Wishbone on Lincoln

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3300 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (School)
Brown Line Paulina station 1 block; Lincoln Ave. Bus in front; Ashland and Belmont bus lines 1 block away.
773 549-2663
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Southern Reconstruction Cooking means made-from-scratch traditional recipes...
Southern Reconstruction Cooking means made-from-scratch traditional recipes with healthier ingredients for yankee tastes: We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and our weekend Brunch is rated among the best in Chicago. Wishbone is known for its popular prices and the most diverse patrons in the midwest--crossing income, race, ethnic, gay and straight lines--and all ages. The Wishbone on Lincoln is a neighborhood nexus on the Northside and very popular with young families.
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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food at a good price

Pleasant surprise to encounter good vegetarian food at a barbecue place. Service was a bit slow but very pleasant. A place to put on your list for places to eat in Chicago!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
maimutzacelmare
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Ohio
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been to Wishbone in years but was incredibly pleasantly surprised tonight. Everyone at our table loved their meals and you cannot beat the price. Crab cakes and their seasonal butternut squash and spinach were perfectly seasoned and portioned. Can't wait to try a Sunday dinner of fried chicken!

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Thank Jennifer C
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I've been to Wishbone a few times and in the past have enjoyed my visits there. Sadly brunch today was a bit of a let down. On the positive side I love the look of the place and it has a really good atmosphere, quite family oriented, but in a positive way. As it is Christmas they had a nice... More 

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Thank Samanta E
Ohio
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210 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Pleasant surprise to encounter good vegetarian food at a barbecue place. Service was a bit slow but very pleasant. A place to put on your list for places to eat in Chicago!

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Thank maimutzacelmare
Montepulciano, Italy
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Had a taste for blueberry buttermilk pancakes and went to Wishbone on Monday, Memorial Day - wait was a bit long so sat at the bar with my paper looking to enjoy some coffee and hotcakes - well service was marginal at best - and pancakes were tough - only way to describe them - not sure why I thought... More 

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Thank Anne_Chicago_16
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I've been to this location of Wishbone Restaurant, on the corner of Lincoln & School, several times for breakfast when I've visited Chicago. It has good, fresh food with a variety of good choices that most restaurants don't have such as real maple syrup (extra charge for real syrup but it's worth it). If you go for breakfast on a... More 

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Thank jainsea
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Unique breakfast choices, reasonable prices, delicious, filling with reasonable portions. Mmmmm.....

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Thank BeyondMyFence
Chicago, Illinois
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990 reviews
779 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Went here for a late lunch and had the beef brisket sandwich. Very tasty BBQ sauce and the meat was very good. The cole slaw and the mashed sweet potatoes were also very tasty. The server was personable and attentive.

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Thank Allen21096
München, Deutschland
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Since we moved this is our goto restaurant for brunch/breakfast on the weekends. The place is always packed so expect roughly 30 minutes wait time. The meals are very good and the service is fast. During the week they have a limited menu (eg. Eggs Benedict missing).

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Thank lohr84
Carmel, Indiana
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Great organic food selection with lots of new tastes for the breakfas menu. Good service and no waiting for the lines.

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Thank Gun E E
Chicago
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This place has a following because of Oprah back in the day. Its good but nothing all that special. The food is good, the service is good, but nothing you cannot get at most diners. I like that they have a kids free area in the back for that breakfast when you want to have a drink and dont want... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3300 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
    (School)
  • Public Transportation: Brown Line Paulina station 1 block; Lincoln Ave. Bus in front; Ashland and Belmont bus lines 1 block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: 773 549-2663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Southern Reconstruction Cooking means made-from-scratch traditional recipes with healthier ingredients for yankee tastes: We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and our weekend Brunch is rated among the best in Chicago. Wishbone is known for its popular prices and the most diverse patrons in the midwest--crossing income, race, ethnic, gay and straight lines--and all ages. The Wishbone on Lincoln is a neighborhood nexus on the Northside and very popular with young families.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?