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1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2025 (Wicker Park / Bucktown)
(773) 489-0690
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Ranked #49 of 8,419 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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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a favorite spot for my family to stop for breakfast. My kids love the red velvet pancakes. They top the pancakes with something like a melted frosting. It is very rich and the portions are huge. We did find out that you can order a half a portion of pancakes--that is important information! You may have to wait... More 

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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food is really good. However, due to the richness and cost of the food I will save this place for special occasions only. My husband got a savory plate and I ordered a sweet plate. Both were really good. The service was decent. We got what we needed when we needed it.

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San Francisco
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114 reviews 114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

...and this is in the top ten of the breakfasts I have ever had. I had the Breakfast Burrito, $9.95, my husband had the Lobster Benedict $15.95. By our San Francisco standards, well priced. Add two coffees and a side of bacon, the tab was $35.20. The food and the service from Sarah = EXCELLENT.

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Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I ordered the chorizo potato avocado omelette even though the sweet side of the menu looked just as appealing. The portions are large so make sure you're hungry.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
86 helpful votes 86 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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