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“Trying to understand why this is THE place”
Review of Ina's - CLOSED

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Ina's
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: West Loop
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We went here with friends who really love this place. We love breakfast/brunch places but this one didn't really do it for us. The menu seemed a bit limited and I was very much put off by the stated extra charge for additional hot water. I ordered the buttermilk pancakes - they were fine, not particularly special in any way. My husband had a spinach omelet and it wasn't particularly outstanding either; the spinach was in a coagulated lump. Add in the extremely crowded space, the somewhat indifferent service? Why is Ina the breakfast queen?

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2  Thank lietuva_9
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Ina is known as the breakfast queen. Breakfast is fun. Come in for the great fun and to see the movers and shakers at their early morning meet-ups. But I like lunch. I love the warm goat cheese salad and have a special weakness for the chicken pot pie. There are daily specialties. The parking lot (free) can be crowded, but sometimes if you go in, they can figure out whom to park behind without problems. A special bonus is that it is cell phone free! sitting outside in good weather is a special treat.

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1  Thank bowwowwow
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

We took our son and his girlfriend to Ina's for breakfast after a nice weekend visit. It was a fun end to the trip with wonderful food and good service. Great menu and ambience - a new go to place before early Hawks and Bulls games.

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Thank JeffR21
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

.....In addition to the best breakfast in Chicago, you will find the cultural/ethnic/gender diversity at this superb restaurant to be as rewarding as the food.....black, white, asian, hispanic, gay, straight, male, female all convene for outstanding food and outstanding service.....Ina's delivers a feeling of "this is what the world is all about" as well as providing a breakfast or lunch that will be cherished.....

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2  Thank William B
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

This was mine and my husband's first visit at Ina's and must say that it was the highlight of my visit to Chicago. The menu is awesome! We tried the Salmon Omellete which included smoked salmon, red onion & capers also tried the Salmon Cakes & Eggs Sunnyside Up which included a side salad of mixed greens & the Fried Chicken with waffles. What a great meal that was! A big plus is that there is PARKING outside which is something that no many places have in Chicago.

We also got to chat with Ina and she is one truly special lady. So glad we got to visit her wonderful restaurant and would recommend this to all our friends and family that visit Chicago. A MUST IF YOU ARE IN CHICAGO. We are looking forward to our return...soon!

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1  Thank Sailcaribe
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