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Over Easy

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Contemporary
As featured in 1st generation Chicagoan
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4943 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-1414
+1 773-506-2605
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We visited Over Easy with six adults and two babies today, in a restaurant that is both super popular and super small. The food is wonderful. Breakfast with a decided Latin twist. We had a 40 minute wait which we used to walk down the street and get coffee at a local place to warm up. Totally worth the wait.... More 

Thank ndlptmom54
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Even on a cold December morning, this cozy joint hit the spot! Great skillets, big portions, excellent service. Very cute - we will visit again!

Thank tmatta
Chicago, Illinois
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893 reviews
666 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Do plan to come early. Long lines outside will collect during popular times. Great service. Diverse menu offerings. Wonderful food. I do plan to return.

Thank MarshBruce
Schaumburg, Illinois
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The best breakfast/brunch place I've been to. It's very small, so no reservations accepted and the wait can go to up to 90 min when is very busy. It's worth it though. The food is delicious, your regular breakfast with a twist. We always have the weekly or daily specials with my husband and we were never disappointed, the service... More 

Thank Tina A
Chicago, IL
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Love the corn cakes, but it's hard to choose poorly at Over Easy. Excellent coffee and orange juice.

Thank xiphe
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the Sassy which is nice. The eggs were perfect. My young daughter enjoyed the salty and sweet pancakes. Thte intelligentsia coffee is a plus to me. Although I didn't get to try it today. The only drawback is the long queue. But the staff is very friendly in helping you get in as fast as you can. Will... More 

Thank Mumzelda
Miramar, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

My experience here this morning was not the best. The coffee was very bitter, so I asked for something else. The server was gracious and brought over a Diet Coke in a flash...no problem with her at all. Then, I ordered the Mexican omelet, which sounded great from the menu description. However, the eggs seemed like they had pancake batter... More 

Thank CindyHolland
Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed with family that lives in the area and went one day solo for brunch. After reading the reviews, I got the sassy eggs which was a great choice. The combination of flavors is exciting and bold while having a familiar taste I craved for brunch with eggs and potatoes. The staff is friendly and very attentive!

Thank Bethany G
Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

When it comes to breakfast, I'm a simple guy. Over Easy is the only place I go that has inventive breakfasts. The Sweet & Salty pancake meal is what I order most times. Gwen is always welcoming. Emily is always cheery. The coffee is not "run of the mill" coffee. I drink mine black & I like good flavored coffee.... More 

Thank HonestReviews4U31
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The blueberry pancakes were great! Egg scramble was also very good. This is a very small restaurant and I bet they have a line outside on the weekend. We were there on a Tuesday morning and didn't have to wait at all for a able for 2. ; larger groups (5 or 6) had to wait but the service is... More 

Thank pkt61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4943 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-1414
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-506-2605

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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?