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#36 of 8,179 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / The Loop
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747 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 789-9655
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
Awesome breakfast!

This was the best breakfast we had in Chicago. They have so many amazing choices. I definitely recommend going here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Emily M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the best breakfast we had in Chicago. They have so many amazing choices. I definitely recommend going here!

Thank Emily M
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm a breakfast and brunch girl, so naturally when I was taken here by my cousin with a group of friends I was pretty excited. Sure enough, yolk provided what it needed to and we ate the breakfast of champions. We ordered a real mix of things from oatmeal, eggs, waffles, pancakes and shared them all around. Definitely suited to... More 

Thank Landreth S
Anchorage, Alaska
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a city that loves brunch, Yolk has became a staple of it's category. Everything I have ordered has been delicious, but be aware that wait times for tables and food can get long during peak times. As a sucker for hollondaise sauce I would have to recommend the South of the Border Benedict, but the Potato Pancakes are worth... More 

Thank Crystal L
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here twice during a conference and was impressed by both the quick service and the good food. The portions are generous and the menu is creative. I would certainly go back.

Thank LGBTtraveler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a place we stumbled upon and were not disappointed. Great pancakes, waffles, and omelettes. It was packed so we sat at the bar and had a fantastic meal. Our waiter was attentive and the food came extremely fast. Easy location to get to.

Thank SB1229
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very busy place but waiter greeted us right away and took good care of us. Portions were very generous and my coffee cup stayed full.

Thank dmoore22
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to have a delicious hearty breakfast before starting your day sight seeing in Chicago. Prices are very reasonable, and the food comes quick. We were there on a Monday, so I imagine it would be busier then.

Thank Nathan S
northern california
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate breakfast here twice. Would do it again very affordable and you will get good quality food. A lot of people eat here and the wait was only 10 minutes.

Thank istanbulrocks
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of great breakfast options including vegetarian dishes!! Service was excellent. Food was very good!

Thank Lynpal2014
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to eat here sometimes when we lived in Chicago as a special treat, so while visiting we went for brunch twice! This place is still so delicious, has excellent, fast service, and is a delightful place to be. A huge variety of breakfast foods to suit all tastes, but go hungry because portions are huge!

Thank Canada-Oz

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 747 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 789-9655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.