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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 #22 of 8,270 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 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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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a great breakfast place so many good food options!! Definatley try or split the pancakes and eggs Benedict. Great spot only downside they don't take reservations. Been to Andersonville and bucktown both are great!!

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Atlanta Area
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife's granddaughter introduced us to the Bongo Room for lunch a week and a half ago. The 3 females ordered breakfast type meals, while I had the smoked turkey/slaw Reuben. Proportions were generous, and we were very please with our choices. No wait, good service, food arrived promptly. I bought a coffee mug as a souvenir. We will be... More

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Oklahoma City
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a very good breakfast with great coffee. The menu is nicely varied and all six of us enjoyed our choices. The potatoes are a nice change from the usual cottage potatoes most places serve.

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Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

There was a long line so we did have a bit of a wait. Once we got seated, we had good service and great food. The atmosphere was just plain but we were more interested in the food. It seems like there are a lot of locals who go there. It is located on a street with lots of trendy,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place gets so much buzz, I was expecting awesomeness. My lunch was fine--the sandwich (tuna) was a little too complicated, but it was OK. Not super-excited to return, but wouldn't avoid it, either.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Yes we had to wait, but not as long as we'd been told. Yes it's crowded and noisy, so what. Seriously the best, nastiest breakfast on earth! We had the lobster eggs Benedict as well as the BLT eggs Benedict. Just to put things over the top we added pumpkin pancakes AND chocolate banana French toast. Thought I was gonna... More

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