Bongo Room

Breakfast Spot
1152 S Wabash Ave (at Roosevelt Rd), Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 8:00 AM–2:30 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.0/10

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    Elenaᶳᵘ²
    "The Red Velvet Pancakes and Pear Pancakes are to die for as well."(12 Tips)
    Jeewant K.
    "White chocolate pretzel pancakes are a site to behold!"(5 Tips)
    Lindz D.
    "BLT Benedict is phenomenal especially with a red velvet pancake!"(4 Tips)
    Jason T.
    "The house potatoes are fantastic."(3 Tips)
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  • pancakes
  • blt benedict
  • house potatoes
  • French toast
  • lobster
  • key lime cheesecake
  • coffee
  • lively
  • eggs
  • casual
  • big portions
  • chorizo
  • fresh squeezed juices
  • good service
  • trendy
  • good for dates
  • chocolate
  • bacon
  • chicken
  • cake
  • Elenaᶳᵘ²

    Mmm foodreams n' foodgasm. The Bongo Room makes some of the yummiest omelets in the city. They are served with a generous portion of crispy house potatoes. Fun environment, and incredible food.

    Elenaᶳᵘ² · July 11
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  • Elenaᶳᵘ²

    OMG! The White Chocolate Pretzel Pancakes are life changing! The Red Velvet Pancakes and Pear Pancakes are to die for as well. 

    Elenaᶳᵘ² · July 11
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  • Cary B.

    Pancakes are a sweet tooth's dream come true.

    Cary Black · June 26
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out The Bongo Room as it was featured on Guilty Pleasures for Carla Hall recommends the chocolate french toast. Read more

    TV Food Maps · June 10
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  • Caro C.

    Portions are no joke.

    Caro Chon · May 24
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  • mary n.

    Excellents œufs Bénédicte au homard... Et pas cher !

    mary nah · May 7
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  • Amol K.

    Red velvet hotcakes!

    Amol K · May 2
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  • Samantha H.

    The eggs benedict is delicious! I also recommend the red velvet pancakes.

    Samantha Hill · April 25
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  • Y K.

    My french toasts are awful...

    Y Kim · April 8
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  • Kat M.

    The #SweetPotato & #BlackBean #Burritos Rock!!!

    Kat Medina Nino · March 29
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  • Lawrence F.

    Chorizo omelet. Deconstructed lobster eggs benedict. White Chocolate Pretzel pancake. Red Velvet pancake. Damn good food.

    Lawrence Flack II · March 28
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  • Fox

    The pumpkin pancakes are so so good. Huge portions are made for sharing... #JustTheYums

    Fox · March 10
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  • Teresa

    The lobster eggs benedict are amazing!

    Teresa · February 23
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  • Melissa A.

    My fav dish to order is the chorizo and avocado omelette. The red velvet pancakes are also a great choice.

    Melissa Au · February 22
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  • Jeewant K.

    White chocolate pretzel pancakes are a site to behold! Also stay away from the tomatillo chicken scramble, it's very bland with barely any egg.

    Jeewant Kaushal · December 2, 2014
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  • Franco R.

    The specials are always pretty good

    Franco Reda · November 24, 2014
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  • Brandon J.

    Red velvet pancakes were amazing!

    Brandon Jones · October 23, 2014
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  • Lubor J.

    Great breakfast place with tasty pancakes. Come at least 15 minutes before opening for a Saturday brunch, otherwise you'll have to wait for a table.

    Lubor Jarkovsky · August 12, 2014
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  • Susan W.

    Stuffed! The portions are gigantic!! Everyone liked their meal: Raspberry lemon pancakes (like a dessert), breakfast croissant & chicken salad all good. Large fruit tray & breakfast potatoes are tasty

    Susan Wellford · August 8, 2014
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  • Rania

    Tried the healthiest breakfast option (scrambled egg white with chicken, avocado and spinach). Sounded good, but tasted bland

    Rania · August 7, 2014
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  • Terra K.

    And the red velvet pancakes were awesome as well.

    Terra Kerr · August 2, 2014
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  • Shawn R.

    Be prepared to wait 45 Min. Food is excellent. Coffee is great

    Shawn Rogers · May 10, 2014
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  • Norah

    Chocolate french toast is fine. Red velvet pancake is so delicious but too much for one person. Great place for breakfast!!

    Norah · April 20, 2014
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  • Monique T.

    Love their food!! Try the pretzel pancakes! They are huge so share!!!!

    Monique Thomas · February 21, 2014
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  • Bernita

    Try the Bananamisu Pancakes. Nom nom nom!

    Bernita · January 5, 2014
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  • L Cyn

    Best Eggs Benedict :)

    L Cyn · December 15, 2013
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  • Jon L.

    Original menu.. Great place

    Jon Lindstrom · November 24, 2013
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  • Anas A.

    Get the Tomatillo salsa scramble for a healthy tasty breakfast!

    Anas Alhasan · November 19, 2013
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  • К

    Some of the best pancakes I have ever had.

    К · November 8, 2013
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  • Sheila Y.

    Totally over rated The Yolk is much better and its just around the corner on Michigan ave.

    Sheila Yakutis · November 5, 2013
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  • Bas

    Get the Lobster Roll Bendict... it was real out here. #Already!!

    Bas · November 2, 2013
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  • К

    Service is surprisingly great and I appreciate the biodegradable to-go boxes.

    К · October 27, 2013
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  • Kush S.

    Red velvet pancacke!!!! mmmmm

    Kush Shah · October 6, 2013
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  • Alicia B.

    The staff was friendly and very stylish! Loved the food- the pancakes were awesome!!! Oh.. Fresh squeezed juice makes my day- and they have it!

    Alicia Bergery · September 25, 2013
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  • Andy W.

    We got a share stack of pancakes rather than full stack. Keylime Cheesecake and Red Velvet were amazing. Coffees can also be taken to go if you ask. Service was spectacular.

    Andy Wall · September 21, 2013
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  • Josh F.

    It was ok yolk is better!

    Josh Fox · September 4, 2013
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  • Cassie C.

    Awesome pancakes!!!! Loved the Berry Banana. You can ask for one, two, or three pancakes.

    Cassie Curry · July 31, 2013
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  • Alison S.

    Although they don't advertise it, you can order a single decadent pancake. Talk about the perfect breakfast appetizer!

    Alison Stoner · July 29, 2013
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  • Tiffany H.

    Greek burrito and lemon blueberry hot cakes. Yum!

    Tiffany Hester · July 27, 2013
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  • Honnie L.

    Key lime cheesecake pancakes are yum!

    Honnie Leinartas · July 21, 2013
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  • David M.

    Bongo room is always awesome. Get there early because there is always a line.

    David McMasters · July 20, 2013
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  • Jesse

    Try the chocolate french toast and Lobster Eggs Benedict together. Both are amazing. They'll be happy to split a dish if you're not capable of a colossal caloric challenge.

    Jesse · July 13, 2013
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  • Christie G.

    The white choc. pretzel pancakes are insane. Get a plate to share with the table!

    Christie Griffin · June 4, 2013
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  • Ahlam H.

    Get the key lime cheesecake hotcakes!

    Ahlam Hassan · June 3, 2013
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  • Brooke

    They're changing their menu up in the next few days, just a heads up! Get your favorites while you still can!

    Brooke · May 16, 2013
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  • Matthew P.

    Be prepared for about a 30 - 45 minute wait during the Sunday brunch rush (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

    Matthew P · April 28, 2013
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  • Matthew P.

    The white chocolate pretzel pancakes are so good you'll slap your momma.

    Matthew P · April 28, 2013
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  • Angie O.

    You can't go wrong with anything on the menu!

    Angie Osmanski · April 21, 2013
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  • Jason T.

    The house potatoes are fantastic. Be sure to grab a cup of Intelligentsia coffee while you wait.

    Jason Touleyrou · April 21, 2013
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  • Kris Y.

    Good food and big portions!!

    Kris Yoder · April 20, 2013
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