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Bongo Room

#126 of 8,135 Restaurants in Chicago
#142 of 8,720 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Wicker Park / Bucktown
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1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2025
(773) 489-0690
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank AislingRamshaw
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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.

Thank Asiau
Melissa, Texas
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank Heidi_loves_travel
Albany, New York
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43 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.

Thank abstravel49
Encinitas, California
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Went there for a late lunch and I ordered the beef tenderloin sandwich and a side Caesar salad. It was delicious. There was plenty of meat and I couldn't eat the whole thing. None of us could eat our entire sandwiches. I would've enjoyed it better if it had a little bit more horseradish kick. However friends loved their chicken... More 

Thank laflaflaf
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Decadent breakfast, good service. Our group had : white chocolate pretzel pancakes, vanilla French toast, an omelet and the pineapple pancakes. All were just delicous, large portions.

Thank shardog
Winthrop, Maine
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I think I will dream of the pancakes I had at the Bongo Room - for years! I got the Myer Lemon and blueberry pancakes. Words can't describe how delicious they were. My friend ordered the banana strawberry pancakes and felt the same way. There were four of us and we all ordered different dishes, which were all fantastic. At... More 

Thank sorrylaurie
Greater Perth, Australia
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very cool place with excellent service, food and ambience. We really loved the vibe of the place and will be going back again before we leave Chicago.

Thank Philip E
Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lively atmosphere of business folks, tourist folks, and local folks. Staff is on high service alert, happily helping each other. You get to enjoy your cup of joe or tea while the kitchen prepares a well crafted breakfast that is pleasing to the eye, the stomach, and the wallet. My party ordered the croissant sandwich, the burrito, fruit plate, and... More 

1 Thank amye274
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is my favorite brunch in Chicago by far. There are numerous options, all of which are delicious. Guess I wouldn't go here if you're trying for a healthy meal, but if you're doing the classic weekend brunch, this is your best move. A good way to do it is go with a group of four, everybody order whatever you... More 

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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
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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?