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Svea Restaurant

American, Swedish, Scandinavian, Cafe, European, Diner
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5236 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2102
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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309 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure where I got the idea to eat here, but it's a solid choice. Had the Swedish Tease which is eggs, meat, and lignonberry pancakes. Enjoyed every last bit. Not sure why I was the only customer at 8AM, but perhaps lunch or weekends are busier. A bit of Swedish kitsch adds to the atmosphere. No credit cards,... More 

Thank Kirbyk
Georgetown, Texas
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I both had omelets and they were very yummy. Not too big but enough to fill you up. The service was good.

Thank Eileen G
Chicago, Illinois
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Svea is located in the Andersonville neighborhood. It's a tiny, but quaint little place surrounded by various small local businesses. I stopped in on a Tuesday around noon and had breakfast. It was almost a full house w/2 free tables and counter seating available. The food came out quickly, my bacon was crispy as I asked, and my coffee cup... More 

Thank duranie4life
Cedar Rapids
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

While looking at the most recent reviews, I would concur with just about everything positive that was written. We stopped in for a late breakfast on a Sunday. The food was tasty, the service was prompt and friendly, and the prices were very reasonable. It is a smaller place and remember to bring cash.

Thank Arvid
Kinross, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I always visit this Swedish restaurant for brunch when in Andersonville - the food is always well presented and the service excellent. Relaxing and informal,

Thank J0J01818
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

Love the Swedish pancakes and lingonberries. The omelettes are good too. Wait staff is always friendly and speedy. I've been going here for years and often crave their breakfasts on Sundays.

Thank A C
Wauconda, Illinois
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112 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Located in Andersonville on clark and foster where you can still have a Swedish breakfast like it used to be. Small restaurant with limited seating but the food is great and the service fast and friendly. I ordered the 'Swedish Tease' one Swedish pancake, 2 bacon, and 2 eggs very nice. Try this place when you are in the area.... More 

Thank Rex M
Chicago, IL
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252 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Cosy with nice ambiance for a breakfast joint. A little cramped. Might be a line on Saturday or Sunday. Food is great. Pancakes with lingonberries, eggs, potatoes, Swedish toast/sausages. Viking breakfast contains a lot of food. Great choice for a hearty appetite or hung-over late-morning types.

Thank wlamb123
Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

A great local restaurant to enjoy authentic Swedish Breakfast. Try the Viking Breakfast: Swedish Pancakes w/ Lingonberries, Gothenberg Sausages, and Limpa

Thank JoeYates
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Great breakfast spot in Andersonville. Get the Swedish tease... And don't expect anything kinky. Just great food and service! 😀

Thank Jeffrey B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Swedish, Scandinavian, Cafe, European, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5236 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-275-7738

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