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“A Tradition”
Review of Svea Restaurant

Svea Restaurant
Ranked #1,154 of 9,812 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: European, Diner, Swedish
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed November 4, 2011

At least once a year this wonderful little gem is the start of our trolling through all things Swedish. Erickson's deli and the Swedish Bakery are always part of the trip but it all starts well because of a good hearty breakfast at this long-standing Andersonville establishment. I like the "Viking" combination but you can also have just plain eggs. Someone always gets the Swedish pancakes but year over year there is some debate about their authenticity. An intimate, often crowded but rewarding choice for breakfast in the neighborhood.

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Reviewed June 24, 2011

I love Svea!! Their swedish pancakes with the lingonberry sauce are to die for. I was a regular here for a long time, but have not been here in the past few months. The space is small and can get crowded, but I have never felt the lack of space. Must be the wonderful crowd that comes here to eat. I always get the pancakes and a side of the sausage or split the Viking breakfast with my husband. The coffee here is good too. Writing this review is making me want to go back...and soon! It is such a quaint little place, with so much character and yummy food. A must try!

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Reviewed January 6, 2008

This is the cutest, coziest place ever made.

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