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Bongo Room

1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-9225
+1 773-489-0690
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (61 reviews)
“pancakes” (94 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-9225
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate our last breakfast here, I was under impressed with the food. The service was good, but the omelet was greasy and just OK. Reasonably priced with a lot of options. The signage isn't great and we almost walked right by the Bongo Room,...More

Thank Kdahlers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for brunch on week day expecting great things. The reviews seemed amazing and our hotel recommended it. The staff were lovely, there was no wait and we were served ice cold water soon as we arrived. However, the coffee was definitely not...More

Thank JF3000
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast or lunch spot! Bright upbeat space. Yummy menu with oversized portions. Delicious bloody Mary, croissant sandwich and pancakes!

Thank Xanne L
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We always try to visit this place when in Chicago. Weekdays are quieter, at weekends there are queues outside to get a table. The food is all cooked to order and the menu extensive. Service is good and th staff helpful.

Thank pandmg
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We were looking for a breakfast spot, since we were staying in the area. We didn't have a wait (although it was earlier than the normal brunch crowd) and the wait for food wasn't that long. The breakfast sandwiches and pancakes are wonderful! Friendly staff.

Thank KelloggBirdSanctuary
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We visited at 10 on a Saturday morning and got a table straight away. Out waitress was prompt, care friendly, and had no problem accommodating our special order. All of the food was delicious and cooked perfectly.

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Came at 9:30 AM on Sturday and were seated immediately, yes, to the bar, but it didn't bother us. Their portions are huge, and all of us were very satisfied. Very nice coffee as well. We had a breakfast burrito, also the omelette filled with...More

Thank aichinka
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This place exceeds every standard possible, from fresh ingredients, creative twists on breakfast and tantalizing taste. We have been here many times and are always quick to return. Any omelette or egg dish is prepared with fresh veggies, nice cheeses and tasty meats. You can...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The neighbourhood is so lovely and different so we wanted to try somewhere new and well recommended. There were a handful of vegetarian options on the menu so I opted for the omelette and chose three different fillings. It came with toast and potatoes but...More

Thank Bexxcx
Reviewed 26 September 2017

My girlfriend and I were visiting Chicago for the half marathon and were looking for a good brunch spot to check out while in town. We were recommended the Bongo Room by a coworker of hers and couldn't have been happier. We have a high...More

Thank Kyle P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1470 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-9225
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Neighbourhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
  • Phone Number: +1 773-489-0690
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