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Valois Restaurant

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Hyde Park
American, Family Fare
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1518 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4503
773-667-0647
Today
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Large groups
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Hyde Park institution

Valois offers a cafeteria type set up. They have several already cooked entree options to choose from, you then pick a veg, potato, bread, soup etc as you move down the line. The bang for the buck is incredible and the quality is very good. I describe it as a home cooked meal that you didnt have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
Teahan
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Valois offers a cafeteria type set up. They have several already cooked entree options to choose from, you then pick a veg, potato, bread, soup etc as you move down the line. The bang for the buck is incredible and the quality is very good. I describe it as a home cooked meal that you didnt have to cook.

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Franklin, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

So very Chicago! Cafeteria line to order and very busy at the cooking skillet. Lots of energy and chatter, yet efficient. They are there to get your food and not offer chit-chat. Reminds me of Seinfeld's episode of the "Soup Nazi" The food is great and people watching at its best. Great Establishment? I will return!

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Loved this place the first time i went there. Have been back several times and i like it more each time. Everything is like it's supposed to be. Perfect, basic American breakfast food. Have not had, and likely will never have, anything but breakfast food from Valois. The only thing that could be better would be to be served, but... More 

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SF, CA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We landed in Hyde Park early in the afternoon, and Valois was open and serving exactly what we needed. I had eggs and bacon, and my friend demolished a peach cobbler. The staff is super attentive. I wish some of Hyde Park's pricier restaurants would send their staff to see the great job done by Valois employees. We'll be back.

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chicago, il
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

mainly a breakfast place but does serve lunch and dinner. walk up to the counter get your tray order your food then your drinks pay the cashier take your tray and pick up table. very reasonable prices quick service. while it serves a lot of working class normal day today people but President Obama stops there when he's at home... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was the 2nd time of coming to this restaurant. It's near the UChicago campus so is a quick choice for good quality local breakfast choice. Valois is a cash only place so leave your plastic in the wallet. Ordering your food is fast so be prepared with what you want - the cooks appear to be prepared to make... More 

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Redwood City, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Friends took me here on a recent trip to Chicago, and I got one of the Obama specials, the steak and cheese omelette. The restaurant itself is fairly unassuming, but they really have food prep down to a science, and the result was the best omelette I've ever eaten. Fluffy eggs, melted cheese, bite-sized pieces of steak. I already want... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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327 reviews 327 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Valois Cafeteria is the best reasonably priced place to eat in Hyde Park. There is a daily variety of main courses. The food is gre at. It was good enough for Obama, so what can I say? It i not fine dining but it is very good food. You could spend a lot more nearby and get a lot... More 

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maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

So far in Chicago this was the best food by far. We had cheese and bacon omelets and they were perfect. The price was incredibly reasonable and the portions perfect.

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Canton, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Only cafeteria where we ever ordered prime rib and got the whole thing (bone and all). And it was cooked perfectly medium rare. An eclectic mix of patrons, from business people, other locals and college students. Nice selection, food was really good and prices reasonable for the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1518 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4503
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: 773-667-0647

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 10:00 pm

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