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Melrose Restaurant

Diner, American Restaurant, and Café$$$$
Lake View East, Chicago
  • John H.
    "If you do go for lunch or dinner, try the cabbage soup or the chili."(14 Tips)
    Lisa W.
    "One of the best 24 hour diners around."(2 Tips)
    "best open faced hot turkey sandwhich EVER!! seriously yall just sayin..."(2 Tips)
    Joe D.
    "Try the pancake sandwich"(2 Tips)
75 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • cabbage soup
  • good for a late night
  • pancakes
  • brunch food
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  • Chuck S.
    Chuck SanchezSeptember 5, 2010
    Excellent spot. Does the trick for late night or anytime. (it's 24 hours) Riviera Burger is great for late night, cabbage soup is awesome or for breakfast, do the Green Eggs and Ham if you like Pesto!
  • Eric O.
    Eric OchsDecember 27, 2013
    For starters the food is very good! The service on the other hand, we'll the server was not pleasant, didn't really know the menu, and had to come back to the table 4 times. Learn the menu and smile.
  • Brian W.
    Brian W.August 24, 2012
    The GOLD STANDARD of Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. When I lived in Lakeview East, I would get the chicken fettuccine all the time. Don't forget to ask for bread if you do carry out.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WMay 13, 2012
    Awesome omelets, especially greek one. One of the best 24 hour diners around. Friendly servers as well that will put up with and sass your drunk friends that you drag in here.
  • Meitar M.
    Meitar MoscovitzAugust 30, 2012
    There's no Wi-Fi here, bit if you sit close to the street intersection, you can pick up an open "linksys" network and you don't need a wifi password for it.
  • John H.
    John HankusFebruary 23, 2015
    Breakfast is the best food served here. If you do go for lunch or dinner, try the cabbage soup or the chili. Chicken picata was good and included soup and salad for $13.
  • Scott K.
    Scott KnitterDecember 9, 2011
    Hobo Skillet was on a plate and was meh. Did the job but nothing special. Best thing was the multigrain roll in the bread basket. See other tips for better menu choices.
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KeatingAugust 23, 2014
    The new menu has broken my heart. My favorite dishes are gone. Hopefully, they will put chili mac back on the menu. Vet disappointing.
  • Ashley V.
    Ashley V.November 11, 2011
    1. Cream of carrot soup. 2. Hot turkey or beef sandwich. 3. Roasted tomato soup. In conclusion, GET SOUP AT MELROSE!!! Soooo good.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 16, 2013
    The breakfast sandwiches are giant and cons with home fries. Split the croissant breakfast sandwich. It's yummy!
  • Melody L.
    Melody LeggeMay 24, 2015
    Lovely little 24 hour diner. Great menu. Loved the hot chocolate.
  • Vianey C.
    Vianey CastilloApril 1, 2012
    Victoria is the worse server I've ever encountered. She rushes you, doesn't acknowledge your requests, and argues with the customer.
  • Holly K.
    Holly KleeseAugust 11, 2013
    Great service, but it can't make up for the bad food, unfortunately. :/ We really wanted to like this place, but it made our stomachs sick after our experience.
  • Abby S.
    Abby StahlNovember 29, 2012
    The homemade soup is the best! And it comes with just about everything on the lunch/dinner menu
  • Bryce W.
    Bryce WarnerMarch 25, 2010
    After you've been up and down the strip and you're hungry for great drunk food, come have steak and eggs or whatever you crave at Melrose.
  • Charlotte A.
    Charlotte AlmsApril 29, 2012
    Excellent greasy spoon! Awesome 80s feel to it down to the neon signs. We will definitely be back.
  • Joey N.
    Joey NowakAugust 8, 2014
    New menu after years of consistency. Kale in the coleslaw? Not what I want from Melrose
  • Jasmine D.
    Jasmine DavilaJanuary 14, 2010
    The turkey, ham, & Swiss croissant sandwich is delicious. Also huge (that's what she said!).
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DublinskeApril 19, 2013
    Get the cabbage soup...even if you don't think you like cabbage soup it is AMAZING!!
  • Bob M.
    Bob MarshallApril 8, 2014
    Yes the cabbage soup is incredible. Worth the trip. Like mom used to make!
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PetersMarch 30, 2014
    Really disappointed to learn they are no longer offering onion rings. We won't be back, which saddens me.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerAugust 10, 2015
    Excellent late night spot after the bars. Open 24 hours!
  • Jared W.
    Jared WilkinsonDecember 31, 2010
    Great sampler platter. Ask for the toast "extra toasty." Free Banana with every breakfast!!!!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SoczkaAugust 23, 2011
    Decent diner food and open 24/7! Much better quality than Stella's.
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WilliamsMarch 28, 2010
    Eggs florentine FTW! Also, "crunchy" French toast has cornflakes on it.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PurvisApril 23, 2010
    The new booths (they've just renovated) are too upright and really uncomfortable.
  • Tommy T.
    Tommy TebbenApril 16, 2012
    Try the melrose French toast or the crunchy French toast that is coated in cornflakes, so good
  • Ross W. B.
    Ross W. Berman IVMarch 17, 2013
    Patty Melt. Chocolate shake. Any breakfast item. Be prepared for leftovers.
  • Alicia J.
    It's so close to me and always hits the spot at any hour of the day. Chillequilles are great drunk food 🤘
  • Xavier P.
    Xavier PrescottNovember 22, 2010
    been there several times, food is bland and staff is rude.....try Nookies on Halsted.
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KeatingMarch 16, 2014
    The cabbage soup is delicious!! Great OJ too!
  • Anthony
    AnthonyNovember 24, 2010
    best open faced hot turkey sandwhich EVER!! seriously yall just sayin ;-)
  • Ro S.
    Ro SandovalSeptember 22, 2012
    You can't go wrong with Pumpkin Pancakes. Yummy!
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KeatingFebruary 26, 2013
    Try the cabbage soup! Great omelettes too!
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezDecember 2, 2015
    Steak burger with onions and mushrooms is amazing
  • Deb O.
    Deb OestreicherFebruary 12, 2010
    Classic diner cheeseburger. Great cabbage soup, too!
  • Ernie I.
    Ernie IzaguirreAugust 14, 2011
    Patty melt is the best. Ask for server
  • Alicia H.
    Alicia HacharDecember 5, 2013
    Good cooking on any plate. Had a sandwich & pasta on different days.
  • Doris M.
    Doris McTyreDecember 17, 2011
    Coffee is amazing. Great place for hangovers.
  • Bobby M.
    Bobby MossMay 27, 2012
    Not impressed. Way overpriced for what you get in both service and food
  • Ronnie S.
    Ronnie ShumateApril 4, 2010
    The cabbage soup is so good and yummy!
  • Mikhail V.
    Not a good steak. Ceasar salad could be better also.
  • Dylan S.
    Dylan ShawJuly 16, 2013
    They don't serve waffles after 3pm for some reason?
  • Julie K.
    Julie KaySeptember 13, 2012
    Vegetarian Eggs Benedict are delicious!!
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WondrelyMarch 20, 2010
    Amazing omelets. Best cabbage soup ever.
  • Rooffles
    RoofflesOctober 11, 2014
    Breakfast diner food. Mmm, sweet sweet grease. Love this place!
  • Erika
    ErikaMay 24, 2015
    Try the orange juice! 😋
  • Brian S.
    Brian SocolNovember 2, 2012
    World most unfriendly and inattentive staff
  • Vincenzo P.
    Vincenzo PurpuraOctober 7, 2011
    Eat the cabbage soup, do it.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MatthewNovember 25, 2011
    The cabbage soup is amazing!
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