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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 #61 of 8,285 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
Asheville, NC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Saturday morning at the Bongo Room, getting here just as they open. We were seated immediately in this eclectic place. Great menu with specials including delicious hot cakes, eggs and omelets. The hot cakes were not only delicious they were huge. We found out that they serve half portions for the small eaters. Highly recommend Bongo Room.

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Top Contributor
254 reviews 254 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Vegetarian Croissant was the best choice of the day as we then required no additional meal until dinner: it is a delicious combination of vegetables, eggs, croissant and a lot of potatoes! Pancakes were also really good and a walk in the nice neighbourhood will start burning down the calories.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Loved the breakfast. Avocado and chorizo omelets for all. Great flavor with not a lot of grease. Chorizo was fresh and flavorful. Nice place; a bit of a wait to get in but worth it.

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is probably as good as a brunch gets. All fresh ingredients, tastefully put together. Only thing is that it gets quite cramped and noisy and you feel like you have to get in and out fast.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was put onto this place because I was to have a breakfast meeting there on a Saturday, but the line was way too long. So, I came on a Monday for my last meal in my home country before I flew abroad. I was sorely disappointed. I ordered, simply, 2 eggs over-medium, sausage and English Muffin. When it arrived,... More

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Lier, Belgium
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

During every trip to Chicago, i have to have at least on breakfast/brunch in the Bongo Room. It is a legendary place and well known for the amazing savoury and sweet choices of extremely huge dishes. To be recommendex is definitely the Strawberry Lemonade, one of the savoury omelets, very opulently stuffed. Eggs Benedict is one of the more popular... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Excellent food quality, good atmosphere. The service was fine, considering all the people were there. The place was clean. The best breakfast I ever ate in Chicago!

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Franklin Park, Illinois
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272 reviews 272 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
588 helpful votes 588 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We had tried to eat here on weekends, but it was always too busy. We then ventured in on a weekday with no crowd whatsoever. Great breakfast and service. The red velvet pancakes were fabulous. Coffee was good but for $ 3.50 it is a little pricey. Lots of pay parking right in front, but again on a weekday.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My family and I went to the Bongo Room for brunch today to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We waited about 45 minutes as we were a table of 7, not too bad. The food was very good as was the service. While we were eating, a mouse ran under our table and continued to scurry around under the surrounding tables.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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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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