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Bongo Room

#455 of 8,465 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
The Loop
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1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2305
312-291-0100
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hope you're hungry

About half full at 9am Monday morning. Like my other reviews my wife and I shared our meals. 2% Milk $3.50 not bad considering location and actually was 2% not watered down 1% or skim. Vanilla brioshe french toast with apples $12.75 Me 9/10 (I dont give 10's this is closest I've had to one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

About half full at 9am Monday morning. Like my other reviews my wife and I shared our meals. 2% Milk $3.50 not bad considering location and actually was 2% not watered down 1% or skim. Vanilla brioshe french toast with apples $12.75 Me 9/10 (I dont give 10's this is closest I've had to one ever) tasted excellent! Even better... More 

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Iowa city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I went there with my kids and had a great breakfast. We had white chocolate & caramel pretzel pancakes and red velvet hotcakes. They were great and very filling. Eggs were also good with wonderful red potatoes. The Thai chicken sausage was great. I'll return next visit.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I now try to eat breakfast here every time I'm in Chicago (including by scheduling a business meeting here when necessary). It can get crowded, so show up early if you can. But try some of the creative pancake options, like banana and heath bar, and I suspect you'll be as impressed as I was. They do accept partial orders... More 

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Glenwood, Illinois
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40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast after a visit to local TV show Windy City Live. Almost walked by it, the restaurant is rather small. The decor was comfortable and the atmosphere was moderately energetic. I was seated right away. I ordered the chorizo and avocado omelette. It was good, but the chorizo was a little overdone. The potatoes were average. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I decided to get up early to beat the crowd at the Bongo Room. It was well worth it . I had an omelet that was excellent. The service was outstanding even thought they were turning the table. On the weekend I would highly recommend to get there prior to 10am to avoid the long waits

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is no ordinary breakfast place. Gourmet! The things they can do with eggs and pancakes are phenomenal !!! The waits can be long, esp on the weekends, usually out the door in the warmer months. I have NEVER had a terrible dish here. The menu changes with the seasons. if you are a foodie, this is the place for... More 

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Spring, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

So, I'm an eggs benedict junkie, and the deconstructed lobster roll eggs benedict was amazing! I'm Jewish, so this wasn't even a kosher meal but I didn't care. It was phenomenal; I finished it off in under 5 minutes it was so good. Because I was eating alone the day I went to the Bongo Room, the wait was only... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very simple place decor wise and just ordinary atmosphere. I ordered the BLT Benedict and it was fresh and very good. Had a few bites of my wife's White Chocolate and Caramel Pretzel Pancakes and those were delicious. The food is very good and the prices are reasonable. Will definitely come back.

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Green Bay, WI
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A nice bright place to have breakfast. Fantastic portions, my friend had the tomato and avocado egg dish - I had food jealousy. They need a kids menu, though. Desperately. The portions are colossal.

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is one of best places for breakfast places in Chicago! Always a favorite and must visit! A tip if you are like me and don't want just pancakes for breakfast....you can order a single, double or the regular order of any pancakes. This allows you to mix and match and try multiple things! Yummy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > The Loop
  • Neighborhood: The Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-291-0100
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?