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Yolk

#41 of 7,789 Restaurants in Chicago
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Downtown / The Loop
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747 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 789-9655
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Today
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 570
    Excellent
  • 249
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Heavy breakfast but worth it

I'd heard great things about this spot and it didn't disappoint. I went for breakfast and couldn't resist ordering the pot roast benedict. Yes, an eggs benedict with pot roast. WOW. It was really heavy but so delicious. I highly recommend this dish and this restaurant. It was off the beaten path a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Allyson A
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Arlington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Lane Cove, Australia
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 7am, when they opened, and told them we were in a hurry. We were hopeful as our friends, who were with us, had eaten there the previous day. Slow, slow, slow! We ended up leaving, they kindly boxed it up.. But the whole thing was a bit stressful.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I'd heard great things about this spot and it didn't disappoint. I went for breakfast and couldn't resist ordering the pot roast benedict. Yes, an eggs benedict with pot roast. WOW. It was really heavy but so delicious. I highly recommend this dish and this restaurant. It was off the beaten path a bit so not as crowded as other... More 

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Upper Dublin, PA
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There are many options to chose from. I had one of their omelettes (5 eggs) with roasted potatoes and pancakes (included). Everything was so tasty that I finished the whole thing. Fortunately we did a lot of walking afterward to burn some of it off. My wife had french toast on challah with fruit, which, I tried. It was very... More 

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New Hope, PA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Cafeteria style delicious food. Service is good. Ambience cafeteria style. Food is good but not to die for.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Yolk was recommended to us for a fantastic breakfast and we were not disappointed. Everything was delicious and the portion sizes were large with several items. We each ordered a meal plus the crepes which were very tasty. We had plenty of energy to walk for the rest of the day with a smile on our faces.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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158 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This place rocks breakfast! Super clean. Very fast. Great ☕, pancakes, bacon, sausage and eggs. The ham steak was hands down one of the best hams I have ever tasted. Highly recommend this place if you are in the area.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We ate here after a nice run along the lake. The service was fast, the food was delicious, and lastly it was inexpensive! Great combination for travelers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Worth the wait!! Food was amazing. The staff was very friendly. Everything was plated beautiful. The steak was perfectly cooked.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Yolk is a finely oiled machine, on the ball wait staff, servers, cleaning staff, making for a very pleasant experience. Brunch/breakfast menu is extensive. Our Waiter - Mark - was pleasant and attentive. Coffee refills, water refills.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

After a few US trips and many breakfasts, this one is the benchmark. Go for traditional pancakes, etc, if that's what is needed, but there are other clever options too. Super quality, great staff, queues managed very professionally. Try it early in your stay, as you'll want to return.

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Additional Information about Yolk

Address: 747 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone Number: (312) 789-9655
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: American

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
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.