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3rd Coast

1260 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610 (Gold Coast)
(312) 649-0730
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Ranked #53 of 8,286 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I came here looking for a bite to eat. I had the chicken quesadilla with a side order of fruit. Excellent food! It wasn't expensive either. The server was very nice and attentive. it's a quiet place and they have a nice variety when it comes to the menu. Can't wait to eat there again.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a corner spot that serves beer and wine and coffee and has a nice menu for lunch. Food was well prepared, nicely plated, and reasonably priced. A good lunch or breakfast choice.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Sometimes you want to sleep in and STILL get breakfast, this is possible at 3rd coast. Spotted locals, tourists, and two of Chicago's finest (Police) here. The food was delicious and delivered hot and fast and the service was attentive. Quiet street and reasonable prices are a bonus.

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

Hi James! Very happy you appreciate being able to sleep in and still get breakfast all day! Thanks for taking the time to review the Coast, I hope you visit us again when you are back in Chicago! Have a safe Labor Day Weekend! Janet Proprietor More

Tarpon Springs, Florida
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We all had soup and salad (all different and all good) at the end of a long day. Very pleasant neighborhood. Nice menu selection of both food and wine/beer. Attentive staff. Very laid back, casual.

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

Hi Tammy! Thank you for taking time to give us a nice review! I am happy you enjoyed the neighborhood and the cafe. Miguel has been making our soups at the cafe for 30 years. :) I hope you will visit us again! Janet Proprietor More

Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's great food, an exceptional selection. Very comfortable atmosphere, a fantastic proprietor (Janet) and great pricing. While there are many great dishes, I personally never miss the chopped salad with bacon. Best in Chicago. A visit to the table by owner Janet sets off the perfect event. The wait staff are personable and fun. Give it a try. Give the... More

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review and thoughtful words. All of us at the cafe are iinspired to continue making the place as comfortable and affordable with fresh delicious food as we possibly can. Its hard to believe we are going on 30 years! Thank you for the support!!! More

Bolivar,
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place was all-around perfect. The atmosphere is relaxed and unique. The service was great. The location is ideal. The menu has an incredible variety and all of it was delicious. There is truly something for everyone. At the time of my visit, I was traveling with 2 kids who are both picky eaters as well as a gourmet- foodie... More

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

Hello Maggie! Thank you so much for taking the time to review the cafe! I am thrilled you enjoyed the Coast and happy there was something for everyone! Relaxed and unique with great service and all around perfect is a delight for an owner to read! I hope you will visit us again during your next trip to Chicago!! Janet... More

Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

it has been many years since I last dined at this hidden, neighborhood gem...the ambiance is very nice, despite the restaurant's below street level location...chatty locals, families, young professionals and locals workers, give this rather small place a warmth that is great for dining enjoyment...the service is excellent (attentive and timely)...the selections are wide ranging and my selection (lox benedict... More

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

Hello Steve! Welcome back!! Thank you for the review! Your words "timeless culinary enjoyment" and "service is excellent" made our entire staff smile. Thank you!!! Simple, clean, fresh food is important to us, thank you for appreciating the range of selections. We look forward to your next visit, say hello next time you are in. Janet More

Wichita
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I love finding little breakfast spots in neighborhoods. This one was down the street from our hotel "Indigo". I got the breakfast tacos (seasoned scrambled eggs with mozzarella cheese avocados and a special hot sauce) in the corn shells. Fast service. Full bar if you want a bloody mary before you start touring.

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Naperville, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Downstairs, but feels like street level due to the windows. Friendly and fun place. Huervos Rancheros are excellent for breakfast. The bacon is very tasty. The scones are perfect - large and no sugar on the top. Full cup of joe continually. Nice wine list and cheese platter for dinner or snack. I love this location-not fancy but very clean... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We went to this restaurant that is located in a residential area of Chicago, "Gold Coast" area. The coffee was fantastic. Food was good service was great. It is a cute little local place offering everything from eggs to stuffed French toast, granola to pancakes. The were Gluten Free items as well. Our server was attentive without being annoying ;)... More

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

Hello Cindy! Thank you for taking the time to review the Cafe. I am so sorry your omelet was scorched. That is not the kind of breakfast I expect to come out of my kitchen! I am happy you enjoyed the coffee, we have it custom roasted for us. I hope if you are in Chicago again you will stop... More

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