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Bongo Room

1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2025 (Wicker Park/Bucktown)
(773) 489-0690
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Ranked #19 of 8,189 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Wicker Park/Bucktown
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Central Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. The only thing bad I could say is that it's so hard to decide which item to order from the menu! Highly recommended!!

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Champaign, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We ate here with friends on a Saturday. We had to wait 45 minutes but it was a nice morning so we walked around the neighborhood and window shopped. The food was once again great. I had the chorizo omelet and I could not finish it because it was so much. If you have the time and the weather is... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Brunch at The Bongo Room on Milwaukee is an event. Put your name on the waiting list (45-60 min easily) and hang out at The Wormhole Coffee Shop which is pretty much next door. Coffee & atmosphere at the Wormhole is great. Brunch at The Bongo Room is great. Lots of young people, fast moving wait staff. Be forewarned that... More

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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were very excited to go to Wicker Park when we saw the pictures of The Bongo Room online. And then reading the menu made me even more excited!!! We walked by it without even realizing it was there. So you really need to keep your eyes open. But once you're inside it's beautiful and eclectic. My wife is a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Had the most amazing breakfast ever! To be honest everything looked good. The only thing is that it's all very heavy...but definitely worth it :)

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This was our second trip to the Bongo Room. Our first trip was a better dining experience than our second. The pancakes at the Bongo Room are fantastic. The other breakfast entrees on our first visit were good. This 2nd visit we order a couple of lunch items. The Asian type salad I had was supposed to have smoked chicken,... More

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Faifield, California
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29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Great unique menu for breakfast or lunch specials. Loved the pumpkin flapjacks and the choizo omelette. Also the chicken and pear club. We didn't even have to wait more than 5 minutes and were a party of 8! Definitely will return next time we are visiting our family in Chicago!

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Falls Church, Va
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367 reviews 367 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Pretty sure this place has one of the best weekend brunches in town. Everything - I really mean everything you order is made with love and delicious. Even the hot tea is amazing. The price point is reasonable given the portion and quality. I seriously can not wait come back here. We waited about an hour and I would do... More

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JEDDAH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Going there in monday was great no crowdes at all We walked to it and took time to notice it and we asked around for location They need bigger sign Got nice morning atmosphere The omletes with potato i loved Red velvet pancake for me where kind of nice to c but not wow taste What woowed me is the... More

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Chicago, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Get here early, but don’t miss this candidate for best breakfast in Chicago! We prefer the Wicker Park location to the Loop location. The pancake specials are memorable. Everything is delicious. They’ll even give you a cup of coffee while waiting on the street.

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