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Bongo Room

#160 of 7,851 Restaurants in Chicago
#180 of 8,616 Places to Eat 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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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 166
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Amazing pancakes!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Winthrop, Maine
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Winthrop, Maine
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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.

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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
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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 

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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Like a lot of cafes, dinners or restaurants in America, never judge a book by its cover! Very simple from the outside, we thought it was closed! But once in friendly service wonderful menu of good brunch always with a Mexican twist, amazing sandwiches! Would recommend.

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were advised to eat here by nearby bookstore. The plate size was very generous, the waiter very sure of her own excellence, and the room was packed. We took the waiter's advice when we ordered the chicken with avocado sandwiches and think that there were probably better choices. It was fun to watch who was eating there and the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Gone past the N. Clark restaurant many times before and only saw the few tables in the front room. Had breakfast there today and discovered the much larger rear dining room. Glad I did. Great Caramelized Pear flapjacks and Breakfast Croissants. Service is relaxed, friendly and efficient. Dining room is open and airy. Will definitely be back!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While working in Chicago I always eat here for Sunday Brunch they have the best breakfast with service to go along with it! I have sent many friends here also and always enjoy the meal!

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New Buffalo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Went for lunch but my husband had breakfast and it was to die for. Try the white chocolate. caramel pretzel pancakes. Do I need to say more? The combination is so good and we were all eating off his plate. The poached shrimp salad I had was good but the pancakes were to die for. Can't wait to return

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is for the Bongo Room on Clark St. I took 8 people there for my special needs daughters 20th birthday. We came on Sunday before 9:00 to get in line. We were the 2nd people there and were told we had to wait to be seated till our whole party arrived. 2 people in our party went to the... 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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?