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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 #51 of 8,286 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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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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English first
Dunblane, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is probably as good as a brunch gets. All fresh ingredients, tastefully put together. Only thing is that it gets quite cramped and noisy and you feel like you have to get in and out fast.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was put onto this place because I was to have a breakfast meeting there on a Saturday, but the line was way too long. So, I came on a Monday for my last meal in my home country before I flew abroad. I was sorely disappointed. I ordered, simply, 2 eggs over-medium, sausage and English Muffin. When it arrived,... More

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Lier, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

During every trip to Chicago, i have to have at least on breakfast/brunch in the Bongo Room. It is a legendary place and well known for the amazing savoury and sweet choices of extremely huge dishes. To be recommendex is definitely the Strawberry Lemonade, one of the savoury omelets, very opulently stuffed. Eggs Benedict is one of the more popular... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Excellent food quality, good atmosphere. The service was fine, considering all the people were there. The place was clean. The best breakfast I ever ate in Chicago!

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Franklin Park, Illinois
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268 reviews 268 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
580 helpful votes 580 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had tried to eat here on weekends, but it was always too busy. We then ventured in on a weekday with no crowd whatsoever. Great breakfast and service. The red velvet pancakes were fabulous. Coffee was good but for $ 3.50 it is a little pricey. Lots of pay parking right in front, but again on a weekday.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My family and I went to the Bongo Room for brunch today to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We waited about 45 minutes as we were a table of 7, not too bad. The food was very good as was the service. While we were eating, a mouse ran under our table and continued to scurry around under the surrounding tables.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Breakfast was delivered and came from the kitchen like a work of art. Artistic or decorative would be good adjectives to describe the look and and then the taste was even better. However on a morning without many customers the hostess / waitress was quite off-putting. It was almost like ordering breakfast was a bother. I had more interaction with... More

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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Food is absolutely spectacular. Order half orders otherwise you will be beyond stuffed. I had the french toast and a half order was two huge slices. This was my second time at the Bongo Room because our first visit was so yummy. This time didn't disappoint either!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went to the Andersonville location and received awesome service! The food was impeccable, we split the burrito and it was plenty for two people. Our table of 8 split the white chocolate caramel praline pancakes.

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Tucson, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My first visit to the Bongo Room was when it opened at another location 21 years ago. I've been there perhaps a dozen times over that span ( whenever I'm in Chicago) and am never disappointed . A huge amount of food for the price. Be prepared to intake calories, it's not the place for a diet. On the weekends... More

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