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Bongo Room

#237 of 8,183 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Wicker Park / Bucktown
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1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2025
(773) 489-0690
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 176
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 4
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  • 6
    Terrible
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
Cozy breakfast place!

A very cozy and nice breakfast place with very friendly people. The breakfast was great. We ordered omellettes and Eggs bendict of different types and we were not disappointed. The coffee was nice as well. But the best part was the staff who were very welcoming and friendly and made us feel very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Faizan M
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Karachi, Pakistan
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very cozy and nice breakfast place with very friendly people. The breakfast was great. We ordered omellettes and Eggs bendict of different types and we were not disappointed. The coffee was nice as well. But the best part was the staff who were very welcoming and friendly and made us feel very comfortable. Would go there again whenever I'm... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Wait on the weekends can be long but worth every second. Pancakes are huge and tasty. They are also creative. Menu is great with so many fun options. Alcohol is available when you are looking to do brunch.

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Thank Rkouba55
Saint Louis, Mo
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207 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Bongo Room is one of the most awesome brunch spots in Chicago. The staff is hot or miss (there's always 1 or 2 that simply don't mesh well with others but nonetheless the place is great. They don't make many accommodations so just a few words of caution before you arrive: 1. Make sure your entire party is there (no... More 

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Thank xty314
minnesota
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This place was suggested to us by the hotel staff. We went for breakfast & it was great food!! They are known for their pancakes I guess, but we didn't try those. I ordered an omelet, by husband ordered some type of egg sandwich. We agreed we could have shared. It was a lot of food. He said he liked... More 

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Thank rachelj5
Highland Lake County, Indiana
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I would eat here every day for breakfast if I could. The breakfast burrito here is the best I ever had anywhere! Get here early cus it fills up fast!

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Thank sgriffin1
Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I DEFINITELY WILL NOT COME BACK HERE!!! My friend and I met up for a holiday brunch and settled on here. Since this is a well known spot, and I live in the area, I've been here a number of times. There is usually a wait, and although somewhat pricey, the food is pretty good (albeit, somewhat overrated)- so I... More 

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Thank Jax8487
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast for the family we shared a pancake dish and omelette dish and our son had fruit and potatoes, great service quality food large portions

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Thank AislingRamshaw
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

This is the best place to have breakfast or brunch in the city. The selection of sweet and savory dishes is amazing. My favorite dish is hands down BLT Benedict only available there on the weekends. It's mouth watering delishes!!! A must visit when you are a breakfast/brunch lover.

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Melissa, Texas
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Got there about 20 minutes before open (9:00) on Saturday morning. There were already people lined up, but we got right in when it opened. We had the banana-heath bar pancakes and the BLT benedict, and both were insanely good. The portions are huge, so you can share or take some with you for later. Great coffee. Great service. Wish... More 

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Thank Heidi_loves_travel
Albany, New York
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Absolutely delicious! My last and favorite meal of my trip. My friend and I split the red velvet pancakes and an egg sandwich special- both were perfection. Also, get the fruit platter- it's only like $6 and had a fab assortment of fruit! Great value.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2025
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: (773) 489-0690

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?