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Wishbone on Lincoln

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3300 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 (School)
773 549-2663
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I had never heard of Wishbone and some visiting friends saw it close to the place they were staying so we decided to meet for breakfast. The food was fabulous, atmosphere was warm and inviting and our waiter was top notch. I will be going back for sure to try other things on the menu and the brunch. Loved this... More 

Thank RobinD832
Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

A great place to stop for a lunch or breakfast. Our wait person Kelly was so good. She smiled the entire time and had great recommendations for our party of 6. We all tried something different and offered each other tastes of our foods. I had an omelet with avocado. Oh my god it was good. My traveling buddy had... More 

Thank Richard T
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We attended a relatively small birthday party (32 attendees) at this restaurant, and had a small room with a bar for our event. A select menu of Southern food worked well for everyone, having good options. Everyone raved about the crab cakes. Service was attentive, friendly, and prompt.

Thank fftravelers
Chicago, Illinois
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159 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Wishbone has become a favorite for myself and my family. Warning: come with a big appetite! My family loves the fried chicken and I typically order the blackened catfish with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans. Also, expect plenty of cornbread biscuits! The restaurant also offers several vegetarian friendly entrees.

Thank Melina G
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Haven't been to Wishbone in years but was incredibly pleasantly surprised tonight. Everyone at our table loved their meals and you cannot beat the price. Crab cakes and their seasonal butternut squash and spinach were perfectly seasoned and portioned. Can't wait to try a Sunday dinner of fried chicken!

Thank Jennifer C
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I've been to Wishbone a few times and in the past have enjoyed my visits there. Sadly brunch today was a bit of a let down. On the positive side I love the look of the place and it has a really good atmosphere, quite family oriented, but in a positive way. As it is Christmas they had a nice... More 

Thank Samanta E
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140 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Pleasant surprise to encounter good vegetarian food at a barbecue place. Service was a bit slow but very pleasant. A place to put on your list for places to eat in Chicago!

Thank maimutzacelmare
Montepulciano, Italy
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Had a taste for blueberry buttermilk pancakes and went to Wishbone on Monday, Memorial Day - wait was a bit long so sat at the bar with my paper looking to enjoy some coffee and hotcakes - well service was marginal at best - and pancakes were tough - only way to describe them - not sure why I thought... More 

Thank Anne_Chicago_16
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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113 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I've been to this location of Wishbone Restaurant, on the corner of Lincoln & School, several times for breakfast when I've visited Chicago. It has good, fresh food with a variety of good choices that most restaurants don't have such as real maple syrup (extra charge for real syrup but it's worth it). If you go for breakfast on a... More 

Thank jainsea
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Unique breakfast choices, reasonable prices, delicious, filling with reasonable portions. Mmmmm.....

Thank BeyondMyFence

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Vegetarian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
  • Public Transportation: Brown Line Paulina station 1 block; Lincoln Ave. Bus in front; Ashland and Belmont bus lines 1 block away.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: 773 549-2663
Southern Reconstruction Cooking means made-from-scratch traditional recipes with healthier ingredients for yankee tastes: We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and our weekend Brunch is rated among the best in Chicago. Wishbone is known for its popular prices and the most diverse patrons in the midwest--crossing income, race, ethnic, gay and straight lines--and all ages. The Wishbone on Lincoln is a neighborhood nexus on the Northside and very popular with young families.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?