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1152 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605-2305 (The Loop)
312-291-0100
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Ranked #499 of 8,419 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Neighborhood: The Loop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Prices were low. Tables were tightly squeezed together and the high exposed ceilings made it difficult to have conversation in all the noise. The food attempted to be unique but missed on quality. I suggest Yolk or Wildberry Pancakes before this place for breakfast.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

They told us the wait would be 20 mins, but it was most definitely shorter than that. Our waiter was very friendly and quick! I ordered the white chocolate caramel pretzel hotcakes, which are good much a little too much sugar first thing. The portions are monsterous. I tried my husband'a potatoes and had to immediately order some for myself.... More 

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pittsburgh
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Bongo room is a must for breakfast for anyone who likes big portions that have big taste. we got the Oreo pancakes and the chocolate french toast plus a couple of omelets and sides.All were great! This place is now on our go to list for every Chicago trip in the future.

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Girard
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is my nephew's second year at Columbia College Chicago. We usually go out to lunch but decided to try the Bongo Room Wabash for brunch. We waited about 40 minutes but it was worth it. My husband and nephew had the Meyer Lemon Pancakes and I had the chicken fajita omelet with potatoes. Both were very large portions, enough... More 

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New York, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Long wait, but it's well worth it. Plus they have a good collection of pancakes. Is too big for one person to finish it, so sharing seems like a good option.

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Additional Information about Bongo Room

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