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1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2025 (Wicker Park / Bucktown)
(773) 489-0690
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Ranked #67 of 8,381 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you want a good solid brunch, this is the place to go. All your standard breakfast items but done very well. Portions are huge so don't be fooled by the menu prices that this is a fancy brunch place with small portions. I had the chorizo potato avocado omelette because it's hard for me to resist chorizo in general.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

New favorite place for a great salad. As well as many other healthy options. The pear & beet salad is amazing! Will be back soon to check out the others !!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

if i must completely honest, this experience happened a few years ago when I was younger, but the nasty experience has bothered me to this day. What pushed me to write this was hearing from a few other fellow people of color about having similar discriminatory experiences. I know I am the minority opinion in writing this and may be... More 

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Marietta, Ga
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144 reviews 144 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Do not miss this place for pancakes!! The best combination of flavors! One pancake is a meal but get a few for your table and try them all! Servers were super nice too!

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Montreal, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'm not sure what came over the three of us when we decided to order 4 dishes to share over brunch, but it sure caused some major food coma by the end of the meal. Having said that, every dish was so good I would repeat it all over again. The best plate to eat alone would be the breakfast... More 

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East Troy, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Brunch. Very fresh fruit on the fruit plate. The egg dish ingredients tasted fresh as well. We had a half order of the french toast- yummy and I want that sauce recipe! The service- so fast and precise and friendly I had no problem leaving a big tip. VISIT this place. The prices made me wonder if I was actually... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We ate here twice during our trip. The food is delicious and plentiful. Price is right. It was crowded after 10am but a wait is worth it. Eat breakfast here!

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Asheville, NC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Saturday morning at the Bongo Room, getting here just as they open. We were seated immediately in this eclectic place. Great menu with specials including delicious hot cakes, eggs and omelets. The hot cakes were not only delicious they were huge. We found out that they serve half portions for the small eaters. Highly recommend Bongo Room.

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263 reviews 263 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Vegetarian Croissant was the best choice of the day as we then required no additional meal until dinner: it is a delicious combination of vegetables, eggs, croissant and a lot of potatoes! Pancakes were also really good and a walk in the nice neighbourhood will start burning down the calories.

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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Loved the breakfast. Avocado and chorizo omelets for all. Great flavor with not a lot of grease. Chorizo was fresh and flavorful. Nice place; a bit of a wait to get in but worth it.

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Additional Information about Bongo Room

Address: 1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2025
Phone Number: (773) 489-0690
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American

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