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Bongo Room

#94 of 8,489 Restaurants 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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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 159
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Fantastic

Would highly recommend. Portions are huge, tasty, fresh and reasonably priced. What else can you ask for? The lineup and wait to get in was more than worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Rhonda P
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Thornhill, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Thornhill, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Would highly recommend. Portions are huge, tasty, fresh and reasonably priced. What else can you ask for? The lineup and wait to get in was more than worth it.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were staying in the theater district and took the “L” to Wicker Park to eat at this restaurant and it was recommended by some friends that used to live in Chicago. We went there about 9:45 AM on Sunday morning for brunch. We were supposed to wait about 35-40 minutes, but it was more about 20 minutes. The service... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I let the waitress pick their most popular dish for me. Brave me.... especially since it had poached eggs and I'm not a fan of runny eggs. And I LOVED it and nearly licked my plate. I also want to recommend the teas if you like teas - they have some very special ones I had not heard of before.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you like different and decadent breakfasts, this is the place for you. Go very early on the weekends. The line start before they open or expect to wait. Well worth it!!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Not bad but not worth the trip. Menu is very innovative and creative and the food is really good. Not your usual breakfast venue. As the place is very small, the service is rushed and unattentive. Don't go during the weekend!

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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a favorite spot for my family to stop for breakfast. My kids love the red velvet pancakes. They top the pancakes with something like a melted frosting. It is very rich and the portions are huge. We did find out that you can order a half a portion of pancakes--that is important information! You may have to wait... More 

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Chicago
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132 reviews 132 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food is really good. However, due to the richness and cost of the food I will save this place for special occasions only. My husband got a savory plate and I ordered a sweet plate. Both were really good. The service was decent. We got what we needed when we needed it.

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San Francisco
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114 reviews 114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

...and this is in the top ten of the breakfasts I have ever had. I had the Breakfast Burrito, $9.95, my husband had the Lobster Benedict $15.95. By our San Francisco standards, well priced. Add two coffees and a side of bacon, the tab was $35.20. The food and the service from Sarah = EXCELLENT.

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Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I ordered the chorizo potato avocado omelette even though the sweet side of the menu looked just as appealing. The portions are large so make sure you're hungry.

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you want a good solid brunch, this is the place to go. All your standard breakfast items but done very well. Portions are huge so don't be fooled by the menu prices that this is a fancy brunch place with small portions. I had the chorizo potato avocado omelette because it's hard for me to resist chorizo in general.... 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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?