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) #1,199 of 7,830 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
1754 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640-1124
+1 773-561-8573
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Diner
$$ - $$$
1754 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640-1124
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Breakfasted at Pauline's on Balmoral today and while we had no wait (yay!) for an outside table we did incur a stall with getting drinks and our order in. That said, the food is always delicious and plentiful. Would rather have the staff check in...More

Thank candyvody
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brunch on weekends is also great at this Andersonville breakfast favorite. Our CHICAGO gang celebrated​ our Bike the Drive (Lake Shore Drive) ride with giant omelettes (Smoke house), tasty pancakes (jumbo) French toast (ciniminon flavor), and lumber jack size bacon and diet conscious turkey sausage....More

Thank Vance d
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have had a number of great brunches at both locations of Pauline's. The menu is more diner than chichi. The food is well prepared the the portions generous.

Thank Chi-charter_cruiser
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

This was the only place in the area that was open at 7am on Sunday. It turned out to be a great place. Very friendly and attentive staff. I had whole grain pancakes that were delicious and piping hot. My friend had oatmeal also hot...More

Thank CNRGY4
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Very cozy, home like place with great service. The breakfast are fantastic. I had an omlete made perfectly. Coffee is equally good.

Thank MountainJazz
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Went into Chicago and a friend suggested Paulines. We drove over and had lunch. We sit outside because it was a great day. Very sunny and warm. We each had a different meal and was more that pleased. I had a pulled pork sandwich and...More

Thank Stan K
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

French toast was THE best! Hint of cinnamon. Not too sweet. Melted in your mouth! Service was very good. Restaurant was clean. Table was a bit small for 3 people.

Thank Mioutdoorgal
Reviewed July 16, 2016

My mother-in-law wanted to take us to her favorite breakfast place while we were visiting her on our recent Chicago trip. She brought us to Pauline's, an unassuming corner breakfast place. We really liked the food- we even were able to order something "customized" for...More

Thank BethB02
Reviewed June 29, 2016

I have been coming to Chicago for the yearly candy show for over 20yrs. And have been to this place for only 5 of them, n since the first time here, I have never missed it. Just about everyday I am in town I make...More

Thank ToTheMoonMarketplace
Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Rainy cold Sunday in the city - every breakfast place was jammed but Pauline's. Thank goodness ! Short wait, eclectic atmosphere, big amounts of food. Quick service. Some items were wrong or missing but they were corrected right away. The pancakes are awesome!

Thank phxaz54
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Nancy W
I would like to see the breakfast menu.
August 31, 2015|
Response from matmul45 | Reviewed this property |
They are a neighborhood restaurant, so may not have an online menu. But, from my recollection of it, it is very extensive. Should have something for everyone. I only go there when I visit my kids in Chicago.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
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
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1754 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640-1124
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-561-8573
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