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Uncle Mike's Place

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1700 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-6051
312-226-5318
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5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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  • 13
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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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If you are looking for a fantastic cheap eat then this is the place for you! A wonderfully varied menu giving you plenty of food for thought. We had a grilled sandwich off the lunch menu which wasn't a problem even though it was breakfast time. Great little find!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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London, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you are looking for a fantastic cheap eat then this is the place for you! A wonderfully varied menu giving you plenty of food for thought. We had a grilled sandwich off the lunch menu which wasn't a problem even though it was breakfast time. Great little find!

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This amazing breakfast spot is a little out of the way but always worth the trip. I've never had the American side of the menu, only the Filipino breakfasts, which are marvelous. The Tocino is smoky/sweet pork. The skirt steak is marinated and delicious, and today I tried the Longanisa link sausage, which had a wonderful sweet/smoky/carmelized taste. All are... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Reviews are so great but I guess it all depends on ones palate. The food is decent, it's okay but not something that I will crave for. It was not actually worth the drive from the burbs. The sweet pork or longanisa is okay, the daing or fried fish is okay. The steak is cooked good. The lugaw or commonly... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We met at Uncle Mikes for brunch on a Sunday morning last week. I've never been to a Pilipino breakfast place before but my fiance loves Pilipino food and his Pilipino friend we met there promised this place would be amazing. We were not disappointed. Both my fiance and his friend ordered off the Pilipino menu and were brought huge... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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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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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 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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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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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: Cafe, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?