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Bongo Room

#305 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wicker Park / Bucktown
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1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-9225
+1 773-489-0690
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Glad I went on a weekday - heard its crazy for weekend brunch, though there are a few extra items not on the weekday breakfast menu. Had the coconut pineapple pancakes with brown sugar whipped cream - excellent; and the turkey sausage and spinach breakfast sandwich with skillet potatoes, also very good. Good coffee and service by Jennie.

Thank smdds
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The best thing to do is to get different types of pancakes and share! They had some special chocolate tower French toast my husband gave a 10/10 and I went for the lighter option of the strawberry banana pancakes I have a light and fluffy strawberry mousse on it. Maybe a 9/10. We sampled berry pancake and the salted caramel... More 

Thank Xheda3j
Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a bit skeptical about this recommendation but holy smokes was I wrong! Soooo great! Everything cooked to perfection. We had breakfast here and we would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank Morey C
Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here going back nearly a decade to my time living in Wicker Park. One of my favorite dishes is the Pretzel Pancakes. If you can stop by during the week, do that because going on the weekends usually involves a wait, and they don't take reservations.

Thank dfwld_16
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

The deconstructed lobster roll Benedict was amazing! Service was good and food was hot and tasty. There can be a wait, but there is a funky little coffee shop just a few doors away. Worth the wait.

Thank Lauren G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Got in right as it opened on a Nice Sunday and it filled up very quickly. Our server was great. We had the breakfast burrito which was rated excellent. A turkey sausage egg cheese on pretzel bun with pesto...we had 2 at the table one review says very good one was on the fence due to not really digging the... More 

Thank DirkPitt2005
Valby, Denmark
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

My children and I went to the Bongo Room for breakfast, and we were not dissapointed. The place is very popular On weekends. The menu offers great variations, and portions are really large - and of good quality.

Thank freiessleben
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Great Sunday brunch. Fantastic omelettes and stack of pancakes. Not for the faint hearted - very generous portions. Friendly staff. Be prepared to queue - very popular place but food well worth the short wait.

Thank Marian O
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311 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Not only was the food delicious, there is some really interesting and unique choices on the menu. Laid back place. Good service.

Thank Domer90mom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

The food options and drinks menu was perfect here. Service was fast, albeit casual. The ingredients are very fresh but what let them down is I hate having to make a project out of a meal. The sandwich I ordered was too overstuffed to the point it was falling apart, wasn't too thrilled with that but it was good.

Thank Richard E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-9225
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: +1 773-489-0690

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