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Bongo Room

#72 of 8,442 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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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 61
    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
Most recent review
Not the best!

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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Cheryl Porter I
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
94 helpful votes 94 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

New favorite place for a great salad. As well as many other healthy options. The pear & beet salad is amazing! Will be back soon to check out the others !!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

if i must completely honest, this experience happened a few years ago when I was younger, but the nasty experience has bothered me to this day. What pushed me to write this was hearing from a few other fellow people of color about having similar discriminatory experiences. I know I am the minority opinion in writing this and may be... More 

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Marietta, Ga
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144 reviews 144 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Do not miss this place for pancakes!! The best combination of flavors! One pancake is a meal but get a few for your table and try them all! Servers were super nice too!

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Montreal, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'm not sure what came over the three of us when we decided to order 4 dishes to share over brunch, but it sure caused some major food coma by the end of the meal. Having said that, every dish was so good I would repeat it all over again. The best plate to eat alone would be the breakfast... 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: 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?