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Honey Jam Cafe

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Frontage Rd., 3000 Oak Grove Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515
16309632233
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Come on in! We're glad to see you! Honey Jam is a place where you can...
Come on in! We're glad to see you! Honey Jam is a place where you can gather for any reason and know you will be greeted by a smile, ready to serve you a fresh, delightful meal. We hope our unique and warm surroundings make you feel at home, as if you are visiting a favorite neighbor. Whether you would like to visit us for a meal, contact us for catering, use our free private rooms, let us know what we can do for you.
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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a surprise

We were looking to have breakfast at somewhere new. Our breakfast was excellent. The food was hot and tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Quality and value is what you're in for. The breakfast plates are massive and not expensive at all (I've seen dirty diners charge more for less), while the quality of the food is really surprising, given the sterile nature of the strip-mall area. We got the benedict, the biscuits and gravy, the rancheros, and pancakes. All fantastic (get the grits).... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I visited the cafe after hearing good things and seeing long lines. What are people seeing? The decor was very lovely although dark. I ordered the chicken and waffles at $10.99. I opted not to take the eggs in exchange for hash browns. I received a waffle with 2 small chicken tenders that looked like frozen ones served in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of the best breakfast places around. We went one day and had to go the next! The staff was great and so was the food!!!

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I went here with 5 kids. It was a holiday so it was crowded. They told me 45 minutes but I was seated in 15. The server was very friendly. The kids varied in age and they had something for all of them. I ordered a ham, bacon, and green pepper omelette. It was huge and very good. Can't really... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Good food, but nothing spectacular. On our last visit, we had trouble with the service; our waitress never returned for refills or to get boxes for our leftovers. Vast variety of items for lunch and dinner just nothing that you HAVE to go for. Like the rest of the Portillos chain, I fear the worst is yet to come. Since... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were looking to have breakfast at somewhere new. Our breakfast was excellent. The food was hot and tasty.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Nice portions and service. The orange juice was squeezed freshly and very delicious. It was recommended to eat here for breakfast by friends and we will return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

When Honey Jam was bought out I feared the worse! Its true! We went today and many of the special things gone off of the menu. Bananas Foster, white choc rasberry waffle to name a couple! Just a disappointment all around! By by HJ! Rest in peace!

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Stow, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had great breakfast with friends while visiting the area. The food was excellent for all . Three of us had waffles and pancakes. My blueberry pancakes were a huge stack. I finished them and was stuffed . OMG they were good. The coffee was the best I had the entire week. Wife had french toast and ate some of my... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you like breakfast food this is the place to go. Great coffee, wonderful atmosphere, the only down side is there usually is a wait and they don't take resevations

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Frontage Rd., 3000 Oak Grove Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: 16309632233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 11
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Come on in! We're glad to see you! Honey Jam is a place where you can gather for any reason and know you will be greeted by a smile, ready to serve you a fresh, delightful meal. We hope our unique and warm surroundings make you feel at home, as if you are visiting a favorite neighbor. Whether you would like to visit us for a meal, contact us for catering, use our free private rooms, let us know what we can do for you.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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