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West Egg Cafe

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620 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-3011
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for breakfast around 8:30 one morning and it was great. Staff are attentive but not intrusive and the place had a very relaxed vibe about it. My wife had the blueberry pancakes and I had a Denver omelette. Both were delicious and we were so full that even after a busy morning looking at the sights, we still... More 

Thank Mushdad
Port Hope, Canada
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We discovered this cafe about half way through our trip. The portions were large, the selection varied (if you want it, you can get it here), and the price was very reasonable. The staff were also very friendly.

Thank sfischl
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the openness of the room. Large portions. My husband and I shared an egg entree and an order of pancakes and there were still leftovers. Lost one point on rating because putting cold syrup on a hot pancake is not appealing. Wait staff friendly and service was quick.

Thank tedpep1
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here whilst on holiday, service from the staff was interesting, the guy taking us to the table was abrupt but the server was excellent. The food was excellent I am GF and he knew what I could have and I went for the bacon and cheese omelette with potatoes. Very tasty which more than made up for the abrupt... More 

Thank GlenCH
Lansing, Michigan
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most times we visit Chicago we go to West Egg at least one morning during our visit. They are consistent with their food and the prices are not too steep for a busy & touristy part of the city. They are always busy and the food is always good.

Thank Preston B
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Chicago for a conference and stopped in for lunch. There were 6 of us and we each ordered something different. Food arrived quickly and with a smile. Waitress offered to split our checks even though the menu said they don't split checks, which was awesome. I had the MagMile Mushrooms, yumm. The burgers were huge and looked delicious. Portions... More 

Thank Cynthia M
Goshen, Indiana
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just good home cooking in a huge city where you don't expect it. The West Egg delivers. It's breakfast food and I dare say the hardest meal of the day to mess up, but this is well above average breakfast food in The Windy City. It's salmon and capers, but it's pretty good and unique place to eat that isn't... More 

Thank Matt J
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Around the corner from our hotel and rated well by Trip Advisor...see had breakfast. Great selections, great prices and fast service.

Thank CleeLargo
austin, tx
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unimpressive. Not sure why the fuss. Average egg dishes, mediocre French toast...pathetic coffee. Overpriced. the Corner bakery may be corporate, but their food and coffee are palatable. Avoid this place.

Thank captainlate
Tampa, Florida
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161 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even on the weekend morning this small breakfast place is packed, but the staff and service people do a tremendous job clearing tables and making everyone happy. The food is great and the menu ios satisfying for most. You can tell when a place is operating effectively and efficiently. This is on e of those spots.

Thank mcbobleonard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 N Fairbanks Ct, Chicago, IL 60611-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Streeterville
  • Neighborhood: Streeterville
  • Phone Number: 312-280-8366

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

Staying in Streeterville

Neighborhood Profile
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities. You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you can also visit other popular attractions there such as the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Off the pier you’ll find more restaurants from low-cost pubs to high-end establishments. Arts and culture aficionados should be sure not to miss the Museum of Contemporary Art.