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Uncle Mike's Place

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Coffee Shop, Diner
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1700 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-6051
312-226-5318
Today
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery

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  • 10
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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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 of 5 stars
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During a recent Chicago visit I had a craving for Filipino breakfast good and I got my fix at Uncle Mike's Place. I had the combination daing na bangus and tocino special with rice and 2 eggs over easy. It was a generous authentic meal that really hit the spot. The staff was friendly and service... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

During a recent Chicago visit I had a craving for Filipino breakfast good and I got my fix at Uncle Mike's Place. I had the combination daing na bangus and tocino special with rice and 2 eggs over easy. It was a generous authentic meal that really hit the spot. The staff was friendly and service was fast. Unpretentious good... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had Filipino breakfast here for the first time a few years ago and haven't stopped talking about it since. It's all I have had here. I get the longaniza and tocino combo breakfast, which comes with eggs, rice, pico de gallo (or something comparable), sausage, and pork shoulder. Oh and some gingery, garlicky chicken soup called lugao as well.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great breakfast place! So many choices... try the fish breakfast, it was very-very good. So much food for a great price: soup, 3 eggs, garlic rice, veggies & rice pudding for 9 bucks! Super friendly service, it feels like we were at a friend's home :-) I want to be back here now!

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Minnesota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My colleague, who also happens to be a Chicagophile, kept telling me about Uncle Mike's Place. He is not Filipino but he had a good experience there. So my wife and I finally went. It was easy to find on Grand just a block west of Ashland. The place truly had no frills so don't look for interior decorations or... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You will truly appreciate this place if you have ever had a Filipino parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle make breakfast for you? You get huge portions for the price paid, humble service with a smile, and a warm comfortable atmosphere. I recommend trying one of the traditional Filipino combos but don't worry if you're feeling a little shy. The menu... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My girlfriend is from Taiwan and was longing for congee in the morning. The Filipino congee here is excellent and the milkfish and sausage are on point. This is the closest thing in Chicago to an authentic Asian breakfast experience. The portions are HUMONGOUS and worth the somewhat pricey cost....you will definitely be taking leftovers home ( I did and... More 

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Huntington, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The "Lugaw" (Filipino Congee) makes Uncle Mike a unique breakfast place in Chicago. They serve breakfast all day. We arrived at 1:30PM, NO MORE LUGAW, we went for the Lugaw, otherwise we would have gone somewhere else. There was no substitute. The Longaniza was not well cooked, hurriedly cooked, the garlic rice did not taste garlicky or no garlic at... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great tasting authentic filipino breakfast dishes Huge portions Affordable Lots of side dishes - compliments of the owner Service is friendly and efficient Place is always packed with diners so why not give it a little facelift that it desperately needs :)

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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I've been hearing about this place from Filipino friends . Went there yesterday with my Caucasian friend been craving from some Filipino breakfast and we were not disappointed ! Food were delicious and good serving size , bit pricey , parking no problem and we were seated right away

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Chicago, IL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Saw it on "Chicago's Best" and had to try the skirt steak and eggs. I was not disappointed. The steak was cooked as perfect medium rare, as were the eggs over easy. Huge steak portion with almost no waste was excellent. Hash browns and toast were included, as were a few sprigs of cilantro. Service was excellent too. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1700 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-6051
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-226-5318

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 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?