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3rd Coast

#166 of 8,551 Places to Eat in Chicago
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Dearborn and Goethe, N Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610
+1 312-649-0730
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good for brunch, lunch or a casual dinner

The food is good and the atmosphere is casual. It is a fun place to meet friends for a meal. It is a neighborhood place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Chicago
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food is good and the atmosphere is casual. It is a fun place to meet friends for a meal. It is a neighborhood place.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Nice local place, neat atmosphere. WONDERFUL food. Went there on a Sunday morning. Just about fainted when tasting the magnificent stuffed French toast. Everything looked and tasted great. Highly recommend.

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Janet T, Owner at 3rd Coast, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for the excellent review!!!! The stuffed French Toast is yummy, happy you enjoyed it! Come back soon! Janet Thomas Proprietor More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stopped by here on our first day in Chicago. I couldn't believe that it had both an all-day breakfast and fresh upscale offerings for lunch, with wine! I would eat here all the time if we didn't live a thousand miles away! Seriously, my husband is tough to please for breakfast, but here, his eggs were truly over-easy, the... More 

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Janet T, Owner at 3rd Coast, responded to this review

Hello Kimberley! Thank you for the wonderful review! All day breakfast, lunch and a dinner menu that changes nightly! Keeps us busy :) Happy you enjoyed Chicago and hope you will visit again soon! Janet Thomas Proprietor More 

durham, england
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We enjoyed one breakfast and one evening meal at this restaurant. Both were very good but the evening meal was excellent. My husband had fish tacos with mango and I had the 4 cheese Gourmet plate which consisted of 4 x cheeses, walnuts, apple slices, cranberries, mango chutney and crusty bread, both dishes were delicious

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Janet T, Owner at 3rd Coast, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for the lovely review! Most people know us for breakfast so thank you for having breakfast and dinner! Our dinner menu changes nightly and always has many options. We hope when you are in Chicago again you will stop back. :) Have a great week! Janet Thomas, Proprietor More 

Sturgis
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113 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place is next door to the Hotel Indigo where we stayed and the service and food quality was spot on. This was the first place we have had veggie hash and it will be a reason to return. Prices in line for a big city and waling in the neighborhood is worth the effort to visit this place. So...just... More 

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Janet T, Owner at 3rd Coast, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! We look forward to having you visit again! Janet Thomas, Proprietor More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a nice alternative to the big, expensive well-known places. We shared a cheese platter, wine and flatbread. It was all delicious for not nearly what Pops would have been.

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Janet T, Owner at 3rd Coast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! I hope you will visit again. We are adding some lovely options to the cheese plate and very happy you enjoyed the wine and flatbread! Come back! Janet Thomas, Proprietor More 

Missoula, Montana
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Tucked into the entrance of a boutique hotel, this breakfast gem is not really hidden those of us that trust TripAdvisor, but if you didn't find it from an online review, or a recommendation from a friend, you could easily walk right by this place. The atmosphere is nothing noteworthy, but the menu is both creative and delicious.

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Janet T, Owner at 3rd Coast, responded to this review

Hi Bryan! Thank you for the review! So happy you enjoy the menu and we are closing for a week the end of June to work on the atmosphere! Its been a restaurant since the 1920's and we want to keep it vintage but super clean, minimal, and cool at the same time! We hope you will visit us again!... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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452 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We enjoyed breakfast this morning at 3rd Coast Cafe. I always enjoy the setting in the lower level of a condo building. Inside there is paneling with various paintings of Chicago street scenes. Breakfast was good - standard omelets. Service was also very pleasant.

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Janet T, Owner at 3rd Coast, responded to this review

Hi Diane! Thank you for the review! We hit 30 years in business and are closing the week of June 22 to 26 to continue to work on the kitchen, dining room and the menu! It will be a busy week! We look forward to having you in again for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Janet Thomas, Proprietor More 

1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I wanted to try the breakfast tacos, which are on the "all day" menu. But they weren't available on the day I was there. I think they should rename it, the "some days" menu. Anyway, I ordered the huevos rancheros instead. Cozy little cafe/bar. The servers are friendly enough. But the plate runners are as prickly as porcupines. The coffee... More 

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Janet T, Owner at 3rd Coast, responded to this review

Hi Matthew! Thank you for the review! I am so sorry our all day menu is not available during brunch. I guess we should change the name for the weekends, I had never thought about it! We have been discussing the menu and making a little change to the huevos rancheros as well as a few other additions. Believe it... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

After travelling from Sweden via New York we found this great charmy place in Chicago. I took a pepper jack burger and it was one of the best burger I ever eated :-)! Stop by...!

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Janet T, Owner at 3rd Coast, responded to this review

Hello Roger! Thank you so much for the lovely review! Happy you found us and hope you will stop in again your next trip to Chicago! Sweden is on my list to visit! Janet Thomas, Proprietor More 

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Additional Information about 3rd Coast

Address: Dearborn and Goethe, N Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: +1 312-649-0730
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 26
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dearborn and Goethe, N Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-649-0730

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 26
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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

Staying in Gold Coast

Neighborhood Profile
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.