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Bongo Room

#328 of 7,498 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Wicker Park / Bucktown
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1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-9225
(773) 489-0690
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bongo Room had great service and the food was delicious! We got the breakfast burrito and the blueberry pancakes. Both were good but the sauce on the blueberry pancakes was something different and so delicious!

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Thank katie k
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was quick and everyone was very polite! The food was amazing!! I have visited this restaurant several times and each one has been mouth watering!! Always has a good variety of different menu items as well.

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Thank Krudd7
Baltimore
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910 reviews
673 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bongo Room is a decent brunch establishment, but waits on the weekends can prove to be taxing. The deliciousness and the ingenuity of the food, however, don't strike me as exceptional, especially after being teased by waits and rave reviews. Seating is pretty cramped. And they like to rush you out to help with turnover.

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Thank Tunaidi
Bogota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

We tried the eggs Benedict, the chocolate toast and the pancakes, all of them were delicious and came in very generous portions.

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Thank Ana A
Chicago, Illinois
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I was expecting great things. This place was air conditioned within an inch of its life and a bit dark. It was hot and sunny outside. But it was packed. We were sat near an air vent so had to put our bags over it to keep warm. Food was okay. Ordered an omelette but the fillings were added into... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Food was ok - could have used a little salt though. Huge portions (which is not a good thing in my opinion, you either finish and feel sick, or you stop halfway through your breakfast and it gets thrown away). And 4$ for a double espresso, 5 for an orange juice is way too much! I still enjoyed the atmosphere.

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Thank KatharinaJ
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast! Spent a Chicago home day with my daughter and this was our 1st stop, then off to navy pier for a fabulous day

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Thank Cindy H
Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

It's worth the wait! Ask to share one pancake with your group vs. getting a stack of the sweet but amazing cakes. The favorite at the table was the breakfast burrito - add chorizo. While we were waiting we went a few doors down and grabbed coffee - equally fantastic! Just make sure your whole group is present or they... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The only reason I am giving the restaurant 4 stars and not 5 is because it was incredibly noisy inside and very hot. Though the food was incredible....(We had the Chocolate Tower French Toast and Lobster Benedict in addition to many other items on the menu) the loud noise and the heat took a lot away from the experience. Our... More 

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Asheville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

First visited the Bongo Room in 2014. This revisit was just as good. Some breakfast favorites still there (banana pancakes) but some great additions. The white chocolate, caramel pecan pancakes were outstanding. One in our group of 8 ordered the breakfast burrito and loved it. Staff are fun, attentive and friendly. I have to try lunch one day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
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: (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?