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Melrose Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Diner, American Restaurant, and Café$$$$
Lake View East, Chicago
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  • 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.
  • David O.
    What used to be friendly neighborhood diner fof meeting friends over good cheap food & excellent service has suffered greatly since original owners/operators died & children/grandchildren taken over.
  • 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.
  • Brian W.
    Brian W.August 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 16, 2013
    The breakfast sandwiches are giant and cons with home fries. Split the croissant breakfast sandwich. It's yummy!
  • 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.
  • X
    XAugust 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.
  • Joey N.
    Joey NowakAugust 8, 2014
    New menu after years of consistency. Kale in the coleslaw? Not what I want from Melrose
  • Melody L.
    Melody LeggeMay 24, 2015
    Lovely little 24 hour diner. Great menu. Loved the hot chocolate.
  • David O.
    Coffe was good when was Intelligencia, not sure what is now. Omelets still best, rest suffer from inferior ingredients. Ask for Mike, 1 of few longtime waiters still working. Met Obama here 20 rs ago!
  • Alicia J.
    Alicia JMay 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It's so close to me and always hits the spot at any hour of the day. Chillequilles are great drunk food 🤘
  • 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.
  • Abby M.
    Abby MolendaNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The homemade soup is the best! And it comes with just about everything on the lunch/dinner menu
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KeatingAugust 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The new menu has broken my heart. My favorite dishes are gone. Hopefully, they will put chili mac back on the menu. Vet disappointing.
  • Tommy T.
    Tommy TebbenApril 16, 2012
    Try the melrose French toast or the crunchy French toast that is coated in cornflakes, so good
  • Charlotte A.
    Charlotte AlmsApril 29, 2012
    Excellent greasy spoon! Awesome 80s feel to it down to the neon signs. We will definitely be back.
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes the cabbage soup is incredible. Worth the trip. Like mom used to make!
  • Julie K.
    Julie KaySeptember 13, 2012
    Vegetarian Eggs Benedict are delicious!!
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KeatingMarch 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The cabbage soup is delicious!! Great OJ too!
  • Ro S.
    Ro SandovalSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong with Pumpkin Pancakes. Yummy!
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KeatingFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the cabbage soup! Great omelettes too!
  • Ross W. B.
    Ross W. Berman IVMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Patty Melt. Chocolate shake. Any breakfast item. Be prepared for leftovers.
  • Eddy G.
    Eddy GonzalezDecember 2, 2015
    Steak burger with onions and mushrooms is amazing
  • Alicia H.
    Alicia HacharDecember 5, 2013
    Good cooking on any plate. Had a sandwich & pasta on different days.
  • Rooffles
    RoofflesOctober 11, 2014
    Breakfast diner food. Mmm, sweet sweet grease. Love this place!
  • 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.
  • Doris M.
    Doris McTyreDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Coffee is amazing. Great place for hangovers.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SoczkaAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent diner food and open 24/7! Much better quality than Stella's.
  • Erika
    ErikaMay 24, 2015
    Try the orange juice! 😋
  • 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.
  • Ernie I.
    Ernie IzaguirreAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Patty melt is the best. Ask for Beth...best server
  • Anthony
    AnthonyNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    best open faced hot turkey sandwhich EVER!! seriously yall just sayin ;-)
  • Will
    WillOctober 31, 2012
    Yummy. Banana Nut Pancakes are the bomb!
  • Jasmine D.
    Jasmine DavilaJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The turkey, ham, & Swiss croissant sandwich is delicious. Also huge (that's what she said!).
  • Sydney W.
    Sydney WilliamsMarch 28, 2010
    Eggs florentine FTW! Also, "crunchy" French toast has cornflakes on it.
  • 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.
  • Vincenzo P.
    Vincenzo PurpuraOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat the cabbage soup, do it.
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StraubJuly 5, 2015
    Great for a late night meal.
  • Jason M.
    Jason MatthewNovember 25, 2011
    The cabbage soup is amazing!
  • Kirk T.
    Kirk TrotskyMay 2, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Mesclin Greens salad with Chicken- Delish!
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LefflerJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Fettucine Alfredo is great, my guilty pleasure.
  • Derek K.
    Derek KucyndaOctober 19, 2012
    Only get breakfast here. That's why you came right? Skillets son
  • jc T.
    jc TomlinDecember 27, 2012
    Cabbage soup hell yes awesomnist!!
  • Travis M.
    Travis McLainJuly 30, 2011
    The breakfast burrito is amazing!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 4, 2013
    Pancake sandwich and chocolate milk.
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BouvierMay 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cabbage soup. Nuff said.
  • Dylan S.
    Dylan ShawJuly 16, 2013
    They don't serve waffles after 3pm for some reason?
  • Frankie C.
    Frankie CorralAugust 11, 2014
    Late night breakfast food!
  • 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.
  • Deb O.
    Deb OestreicherFebruary 12, 2010
    Classic diner cheeseburger. Great cabbage soup, too!
  • Chaz B.
    Chaz BAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best steak fries! Yum.
  • Angie T.
    Angie TrigilioMarch 18, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best pancakes in town!
  • Gina D.
    Gina DriskellFebruary 20, 2016
    Breakfast is always good.
  • 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.
  • Claire M.
    Claire MooreMay 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try a "dry" egg white omelette. So good!
  • Ronnie S.
    Ronnie ShumateApril 4, 2010
    The cabbage soup is so good and yummy!
  • Jeffrey W.
    Jeffrey WondrelyMarch 20, 2010
    Amazing omelets. Best cabbage soup ever.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SocolNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    World most unfriendly and inattentive staff
  • Mikhail V.
    Not a good steak. Ceasar salad could be better also.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PurvisApril 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The new booths (they've just renovated) are too upright and really uncomfortable.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteJanuary 2, 2015
    Decent late-nite fare
  • Megan P.
    Megan PierceNovember 26, 2010
    Cabbage soup totally rocks!
  • Alfares A.
    Alfares AlzahraniJuly 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Irving Burger😍
  • Rob K.
    Rob KolminMarch 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    24 hours yo
  • Benjamin ☁
    Benjamin ☁September 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Omg bananas and cream!
  • Daniel
    DanielJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best servers are Addy, Jenny, and Beth.
  • Katie M.
    Katie MillikenDecember 22, 2016
    Mediocre breakfast food and service
  • Joe D.
    Joe DFebruary 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the pancake sandwich
  • Scott B.
    Scott BeanFebruary 24, 2010
    For a limited time, all breakfast items are $6.95 M-F.
  • Bobby M.
    Bobby MossMay 27, 2012
    Not impressed. Way overpriced for what you get in both service and food
  • Xavier P.
    Xavier PrescottNovember 22, 2010
    been there several times, food is bland and staff is rude.....try Nookies on Halsted.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerAugust 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent late night spot after the bars. Open 24 hours!
  • Ernie I.
    Ernie IzaguirreOctober 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't sit by these drunk hoes
  • John L.
    John LaMantiaAugust 24, 2010
    Loong wait for simple food. Not even busy.
  • Jared W.
    Jared WilkinsonDecember 31, 2010
    Great sampler platter. Ask for the toast "extra toasty." Free Banana with every breakfast!!!!
  • Bahri S.
    Bahri SandalJuly 28, 2013
    Burada çocuklar bile İngilizce konuşuyor,hayret :DD
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