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West Egg Cafe

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620 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-3011
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Sunday morning breakfast

Great ( and fast ) service, very good food! Servers were friendly and attentive. Small dining area, ample seating, nice atmosphere, just a couple blocks off Michigan Ave. on the corner of Ontario and Fairbanks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Greg D
Mattawan, Michigan
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Mattawan, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great ( and fast ) service, very good food! Servers were friendly and attentive. Small dining area, ample seating, nice atmosphere, just a couple blocks off Michigan Ave. on the corner of Ontario and Fairbanks.

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Chicago, Illinois
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Among all the high priced restaurants in River North, it's nice to find a American/Greek diner. The four of us each had a different egg breakfast and all were delicious. Most dishes were under $10.00. Efficient, friendly and fast service. Skip the hotel breakfast and head over here.

Thank MassarelloFamily
Danville, Virginia
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had breakfast here. The service was fast and friendly. The food is good. It's a nice place, and I would definitely visit again when I am in the area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon checking out of our hotel, my wife and I were famished. We didn't want spend too much but wanted go food. I forgot about my friend who worked here. We got in, seated immediately. Service was spot on. Server was fantastic-brought us fresh juice and coffee. Bacon was crisp and those eggs were so fluffy. I even got to... More 

Thank TAJ J
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb all American breakfast well cooked & great service theres nothing more to say just perfect & very keenly priced.

Thank collinsjcbman
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

West Egg was a few blocks' walk from our hotel and was a comfortable place for a basic, yummy breakfast. Food came quickly, server was very attentive and we were all happy with our choices. The only thing I would not order again would be the grits. They were nasty. Just soupy and tasteless. Other than that everything was satisfactory.... More 

Thank AmyJ888
Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were day one in Chicago and were needing breakfast. This restaurant didn't disappoint. The varied menu was brilliant and the staff were so attentive and friendly. The who Ole 'American ' experience was just perfect that we went back the next two days of our four day visit!

Thank ebclarkey
Carmel, Indiana
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I never miss a chance to have breakfast at the West Egg when visiting Chicago. The food is great and the options are endless. The service is amazingly fast considering how busy they are. Great service and friendly staff. It's worth the wait!

Thank Zinwinegirl
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Little gem of a place (greasy spoon style) in downtown chicago Good breakfast food with lots of choice and prompt friendly service.

Thank stardance99
Winnipeg, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

A good spot for breakfast and fairly fast. It seemed very popular. Food received hit the spot and was reasonably priced.

Thank Jeff G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 620 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: 312-280-8366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.