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“Love having breakfast here”
Review of Nookies

Nookies
Ranked #102 of 9,883 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
Reviewed February 23, 2014

When I lived in the city I used to frequent this place. After about a five year break, I'm glad to say it's just as good as it used to.

It's a bit tight and crowded and you almost always have to wait on the weekends, but the food more than makes up for those minor hassles.

The breakfast menu has a bunch of crazy items on it that you'd never put together in your own kitchen - and they're all great. As is the standard breakfast fare.

Service is great from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out.

Prices are very reasonable as well.

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Thank Blueteej1997
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

VERY popular locally, but God knows why. Tables jammed together for maximum volume mean immobile servers and cheek-by-jowl dining with total strangers. Watery tomato soup. Rusty white head-lettuce in salads. Cold coffee. Stale bread.

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Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stopped here at the recommendation of a 'local' client of his. We were not disappointed. We were seated right away by a friendly host, poured fresh coffee within 30 seconds of sitting down, ordered promptly, and were served within 10 minutes. We both had omelettes which were huge and very fresh. He ordered a ham & swiss, plus added pineapple for which there was no extra charge, and it was fresh pineapple! We were both impressed with the quality and tastiness of the fresh fruit. The marble rye was toasted perfectly. I will definitely stop here again when in the Old town area.

Thank Luvs2vac
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

It was just around the corner from the Lincoln Hotel. A busy place but well worth the wait. The pumpkin pecan pancakes were fabulous. We went there every day. Didn't want to go anywhere else after the wonderful service and food we got there. Wish we had one of these restaurants at home.

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Thank Donna9473
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Nookies is great when you don't want to get dressed up and are starving when you finally wake up. there could be lines but they move fast, it's an efficient place. great specials of the day too.

Thank Katkin52
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