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Bongo Room

#159 of 7,791 Restaurants in Chicago
#177 of 8,553 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 163
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  • 66
    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
high energy and noisy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
RuthAnne M
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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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New York, New York, United States
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My biggest problem w places like bongo room is that they give mediocre dishes in large sizes. so I eat too much and then I'm pissed that I went through this, double sword syndrome. Why can't places like this, take their food to the next level and get a chef to make the current offering but just better, they have... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Bongo room had a beautiful interior and friendly attentive staff. I have review a few places in Chicago already and I am starting to see a trend here. While you want to like all these restaurants, more often than not you are served up with, I hate to say it, sub-par to average food. We ordered the BLT benedict and... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I will make a special trip to Bucktown, out of the way and with some airport luggage so that I can eat here. Everything is amazing. I have to decide between salty or sweet. The half order of chocolate tower french toast or the breakfast burrito are simply AMAZING!. Worth the wait that usually goes quickly. Wish I still lived... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had lunch at the Bongo room. The portions were enormous and everyone enjoyed their order. We are vegetarians and the server and kitchen were very accommodating. The meals were very reasonably priced

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Thornhill, Canada
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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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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 20
Cuisine: American

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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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?