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Uncle Mike's Place

Philippine, Asian, Diner
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1700 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-6051
+1 312-226-5318
05:00 - 15:00
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Sun 06:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 05:00 - 15:00
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154 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Had another breakfast at Uncle Mikes this past Sunday. Our group arrived by 8:30am and shortly thereafter, there was a line waiting to get seated. C'mon, what is not to love about tocino, w/over easy eggs over garlic rice, tasty delicious as always! I know some folks come for the skirt steak and it is good but give me the... More 

Thank SweetWillie
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Straight from the airport we had breakfast here as this is highly recommended by the husband's good friend. It was yum!! You'll have lugaw (as we call it in Filipino) or rice porridge as appetizer plus champorado as dessert. Carbs overload. We love it here. Plus, their waiters are friendly.

Thank Ana Z
Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I will keep coming back to this place whenever I am in Chicago. They served authentic filipino breakfast. Everything in one plate with one price. Easy 5 star ratings. For taste, presentation & completeness. But wait, they also served american food.

Thank Irene S
Palatine, Illinois
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is the place for Filipino breakfast in Chicago hands down! My family loves this place and the portion are huge-always a big plus. Love what we call arroz caldo, which comes before the meal. I usually get the tocino and loganisa with eggs and the best garlic fried rice; sorry Dad! Meals also come with chocolate rice and side... More 

Thank rcmrunner70
Dallas, Texas
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This is the first resto we went to during our first visit to Chicago. I ordered the bangus (small), and the plate was huge. The plates came with lugao, and a little cup of champorado, which was awesome! Will definitely come back. Uber your way here! Thanks uncle Mike!

Thank clubmayhew
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135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

First time visit. I'll definitely want to eat here again! Loved their fried milkfish with the good mixture of garlic vinegar. Fried rice right on target for a non-filipino experience. For a filipino experience, suggestion for uncle mike to offer more garlic fried rice to balance the meat ratio. Tocino and longanaisa (filipino sausage) decent, especially if you are not... More 

Thank Xpressive
West Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

My nephew visiting from San Francisco heard about this place so I took him to this restaurant for breakfast. We were not disappointed. The steak had a wonderful marinade and the sausage was good as well. The complimentary arroz con caldo was light soup to start the meal. The owner, Mike, was gracious and came to our table for a... More 

Thank Rita C
Iowa City, Iowa
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

YUM YUM YUM...I wanted to take the L but decided to "uber" my way or the seats would all be taken. Got two last seats at the bar before standing waiting line started. Food is great (I ordered Tocino with Skirt Steak) while my BF ordered Bangus (milk fish). Comes with garlic rice, rice gruel, salsa, champorado, and eggs. WHAT?... More 

Thank arisedragonlady
London, United Kingdom
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143 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a fantastic cheap eat then this is the place for you! A wonderfully varied menu giving you plenty of food for thought. We had a grilled sandwich off the lunch menu which wasn't a problem even though it was breakfast time. Great little find!

Thank Shigamm
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

This amazing breakfast spot is a little out of the way but always worth the trip. I've never had the American side of the menu, only the Filipino breakfasts, which are marvelous. The Tocino is smoky/sweet pork. The skirt steak is marinated and delicious, and today I tried the Longanisa link sausage, which had a wonderful sweet/smoky/carmelized taste. All are... More 

Thank JaneNMichael

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Philippine, Asian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-6051
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-226-5318

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?