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Uncle Mike's Place

American, Filipino, Diner
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1700 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-6051
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I will keep coming back to this place whenever I am in Chicago. They served authentic filipino breakfast. Everything in one plate with one price. Easy 5 star ratings. For taste, presentation & completeness. But wait, they also served american food.

Thank Irene S
Palatine, Illinois
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place for Filipino breakfast in Chicago hands down! My family loves this place and the portion are huge-always a big plus. Love what we call arroz caldo, which comes before the meal. I usually get the tocino and loganisa with eggs and the best garlic fried rice; sorry Dad! Meals also come with chocolate rice and side... More 

Thank rcmrunner70
Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first resto we went to during our first visit to Chicago. I ordered the bangus (small), and the plate was huge. The plates came with lugao, and a little cup of champorado, which was awesome! Will definitely come back. Uber your way here! Thanks uncle Mike!

Thank clubmayhew
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135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

First time visit. I'll definitely want to eat here again! Loved their fried milkfish with the good mixture of garlic vinegar. Fried rice right on target for a non-filipino experience. For a filipino experience, suggestion for uncle mike to offer more garlic fried rice to balance the meat ratio. Tocino and longanaisa (filipino sausage) decent, especially if you are not... More 

Thank Xpressive
West Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

My nephew visiting from San Francisco heard about this place so I took him to this restaurant for breakfast. We were not disappointed. The steak had a wonderful marinade and the sausage was good as well. The complimentary arroz con caldo was light soup to start the meal. The owner, Mike, was gracious and came to our table for a... More 

Thank Rita C
Iowa City, Iowa
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

YUM YUM YUM...I wanted to take the L but decided to "uber" my way or the seats would all be taken. Got two last seats at the bar before standing waiting line started. Food is great (I ordered Tocino with Skirt Steak) while my BF ordered Bangus (milk fish). Comes with garlic rice, rice gruel, salsa, champorado, and eggs. WHAT?... More 

Thank arisedragonlady
London, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a fantastic cheap eat then this is the place for you! A wonderfully varied menu giving you plenty of food for thought. We had a grilled sandwich off the lunch menu which wasn't a problem even though it was breakfast time. Great little find!

Thank Shigamm
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

This amazing breakfast spot is a little out of the way but always worth the trip. I've never had the American side of the menu, only the Filipino breakfasts, which are marvelous. The Tocino is smoky/sweet pork. The skirt steak is marinated and delicious, and today I tried the Longanisa link sausage, which had a wonderful sweet/smoky/carmelized taste. All are... More 

Thank JaneNMichael
Naperville, Illinois
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Reviews are so great but I guess it all depends on ones palate. The food is decent, it's okay but not something that I will crave for. It was not actually worth the drive from the burbs. The sweet pork or longanisa is okay, the daing or fried fish is okay. The steak is cooked good. The lugaw or commonly... More 

Thank rdz18
Ormond Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We met at Uncle Mikes for brunch on a Sunday morning last week. I've never been to a Pilipino breakfast place before but my fiance loves Pilipino food and his Pilipino friend we met there promised this place would be amazing. We were not disappointed. Both my fiance and his friend ordered off the Pilipino menu and were brought huge... More 

Thank ttswismis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Filipino, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-6051
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-226-5318

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