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Sammy's Country Kitchen

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5542 W 55th St, Chicago, IL 60638-3837
+1 773-735-2802
07:00 - 12:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 13:00
Sat 07:00 - 12:00
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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205 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a breakfast spot close to Midway Airport for a nice morning visit with our niece who was in town for business. I liked what I saw when I investigated TripAdvisor, so we went to Sammy's. Most everyone was right! Great little gem! Sort of difficult finding the entrance, however, once we got in it was Fantastic! Very small,... More 

Thank Chris M
Michigan Center, Michigan
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

A very unprepossessing building houses the best basic food in town. Nothing fancy or expensive here. This is the working man's eatery. Portions are plentiful, service great, and the line's out the door. Just around the corner from Midway Airport.

Thank Ohhhdear
Bloomingdale, Illinois
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170 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stopped here early one morning on our way to Midway Airport, as we had some time to kill. Breakfast was great. Service was as good as it gets. When the bill came for 2 under $15.00 how can you beat it. We should have known this was a great place as soon as we walked in and saw a... More 

Thank Edward N
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Are you kidding? This is the way a big breakfast is supposed to be. Cheap prices and great big portions. Only about a mile from the airport, so worth going before you sit your butt on a plane.

Thank Ethan B
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

My god is this a gem!!! This place has amazing food and amazing staff. It is a small cozy place. The staff clearly knew their regulars and orders. The food was in- expensive and delicious. The best part was gretting our daughters pancake and noticing they cut it up for her in bite size pieces. Oh and they played with... More 

Thank lrios86
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We stopped at Sammy's on a weekday morning after flying into Midway and picking up our rental car. Sammy's is just down the street (55th) from the rental car garage. The parking lot is small, but finding a space was not a problem. I had a 1/2 pound hamburger steak, 3 eggs, hash browns and toast, all for $6.25! I... More 

1 Thank M_G_Shannon
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138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Heading to Midway found this place to try for breakfast based on great reviews. Getting in was little confusing with so many doors. Small place with good prices we'll stop again. Eggs good, home fries pretty good too. Could see they do alot of carry out business.

Thank gizmo625
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I went to Sammy's for breakfast while in Chicago recently based on the reviews of others here on TripAdvisor. It was everything I was hoping for and more. As others have pointed out, the restaurant is small and doesn't look like much from the outside, but it is very popular and very worth the wait (if there is one). I... More 

1 Thank Raphael W
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

We arrived at the Midway Airport around 8 am in the morning. We were hungry. We looked for a place to eat breakfast near the airport, and found Sammy's Kitchen. It's about a 5-minute drive from the terminal. Very easy. There isn't really anything to talk about the exterior and the interior, but the food is very tasty and with... More 

Thank TKHershey
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729 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

My ham steak filled 1/2 my plate along with my scrambled eggs and hash browns. That is the reason to come to Sammie's. Friendly staff, good food and plenty of it tops the spartan decor of the interior. You do not eat the decor- come and enjoy a true Chicago south side joint serving up great grub.

2 Thank jfadds

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5542 W 55th St, Chicago, IL 60638-3837
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-735-2802
  • This restaurant is at Midway Airport

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?