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Bongo Room

#90 of 7,756 Restaurants in Chicago
#100 of 8,512 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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 161
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 24
    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
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Vancouver, BC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 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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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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Senior Contributor
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?