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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 #25 of 8,270 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
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229 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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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268 reviews 268 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
569 helpful votes 569 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 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
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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
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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