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Wishbone Restaurant

#418 of 7,716 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Loop
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1001 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607-2102 (Morgan)
+1 312-850-2663
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ravenna, Ohio
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had a delicious weekday lunch of blackend trout and brisket hash, sides of sauted spinach and blackeyed beans with rice. Too much to eat, brought some home. Great lively atmosphere, super service, very diverse customers. Big selection on menu, need to go back several times to sample it all.

Thank Jxstr
Troy, New York
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Nice place, but not quite as good as I remember it from a few years ago. Food was just OK. With the inconvenience and expense of parking, I do not think we will return.

Thank Knith
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Came here with friends. One thing I noticed is that we all found something completely different to choose from. The variety here is really good and appealing. The staff is friendly and the service is quite good, even at peak times on the weekend!

Thank SimpsonTide985
Christiansted, St. Croix
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Wishbone, a long time West Loop restaurant, is perfect for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's a family restaurant with an indoor and outdoor seating area in the summer. The service is always good and Sundays tend to be busy. The food is Louisiana Cajun and offers Crawfish Cakes, Jambalya, Shrimp and Grits or Fried Catfish. They also offer... More 

Thank Alicia M
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Dined with friends at Wishbone. Excellent food, service, drinks & atmosphere. The fried catfish, greens & sweet potatoes were delicious! Wishbone never disappoints, always offers a wonderful dining experience.

Thank Katrinka M
Northville, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Shrimp and grits. So good. I don't like grits, I don't like oatmeal, I don't like anything with that texture. But I don't even notice with Wishbone shrimp and grits. The staff was terrific, the drinks were yummy, and the place was hopping. Highly recommended!

Thank RenRabbit5678
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

GET THE CRAWFISH CAKES! My family and I visit Chicago on long weekends every few months. Over a week out, we will count down the days we can enjoy until breakfast at Wishbone's. In fact, it's our first stop after the airport. We will eat breakfast here every morning of our vacation and it never gets old. I love the... More 

Thank brebre34
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285 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We came to Wishbone on NYE morning. We expected a wait but we were able to get in right away. There are a ton of great breakfast dishes on the menu including a dizzying array of omelettes and other egg dishes. Our group had French toast, the Wishbone omelette, a brisket "hash", a breakfast burrito, shrimp and grits and everything... More 

Thank KenL60089
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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196 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had breakfast on a Sunday morning. When we arrived, there was a table available, so great. Once seated, we were given menus and ordered drinks. Two of our party showed up a few minutes later and their drink order was taken, however, they waited over 10 minutes for their drinks. Then, it took over 20 minutes for the server... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It was a Sunday and we had brunch with friends, with three young children, so there were 10 of us. Had a reservation and the table was ready when we arrived. We knew our choices, as we had looked at their excellent menu online. There was a problem with the order, as the Kitchen had (for some reason) split the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607-2102
  • Public Transportation: Clinton-Green 0.6miles
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-850-2663
Located one block from Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios and perfectly centered between City Hall and the United Center, Wishbone was an early participant in the emergence of the West Loop neighborhood from a commercial area to one of the city's culinary hot spots. We've been here through it all, quietly serving our own unique brand of Southern Cooking.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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