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Wishbone Restaurant

Wishbone Restaurant

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Near West Side, Chicago
  • The folks at Explore Chicago and Time Out Chicago Kids like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Ylandus R.
    "The Shrimp and Grits are the best I have tasted!"(8 Tips)
    Donny W.
    "The corn cakes, jumbalaya omelet and cheese grits are excellent!"(7 Tips)
    Staci D.
    "Corn cakes are a must."(5 Tips)
    Christina W.
    "Peach bellini and Crunchy French Toast ... Yummy!!!"(4 Tips)
94 Tips and reviews
  • grits
  • breakfast food
  • Crunchy French Toast
  • cake
  • good for groups
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  • Phyllis P.
    Phyllis Polk1 week ago
    Salmon cakes and Bloody Mary !!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Kent C.
    Biscuits and gravy, home fries, pancakes, French toast, uh,... Everything
  • Kisha J.
    I was not pleased with the Mardi Gras buffet they offered on 2/28/17. Plus, I thought it was pricey at $24/pp. Plus, the Hurricane was not very good. I've had better experiences at Wishbone.
  • Dulce V.
    Dulce VillarrealDecember 18, 2016
    Mango chicken is great! And the eggs w/ BBQ excellent!
  • Ricardo T.
    Ricardo T.November 13, 2016
    Breast chicken + beans & rice 👌🏻
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduSeptember 21, 2016
    The burger is really good! The blackened chicken sandwich is big and a little spicy. For sides, I really liked the home fries. The cheese grits were okay. Friendly staff.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJune 19, 2016
    The grits were super tasty.
  • Craig D.
    Craig DellimoreJune 14, 2016
    Hoppin John
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksFebruary 18, 2016
    Grits are a trending taste this week and you can get some damn good ones at Wishbone. You really want their classic shrimp and grifts. If you're not a fan of seafood, the cheesy grits are great, too.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PobinerJanuary 23, 2016
    Fantastic po'boy and all the other food was amazing and authentic. Delicious!!!
  • JAMES T.
    JAMES THOMASDecember 23, 2015
    The shrimp n grits
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergDecember 17, 2015
    The Mississippi mud coffee drink will make you smile.
  • Mouni R.
    Mouni ReddyNovember 14, 2015
    Great breakfast... Southern style. I got the signature shrimp and grits. Devan was an excellent waiter, lot of energy.
  • Nicholas N.
    Nicholas NickersonOctober 27, 2015
    Shrimp and grits; enough said......
  • Samantha R.
    Samantha RangelOctober 26, 2015
    Shrimp and grits were a little on the blander side but what can u expect from grits. The moonshine cocktails are where it's rly at. $6 a pop and plenty of the good stuff to get u going.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WilderOctober 23, 2015
    Service industry discount Wednesdays and Thursdays - 25% off entire check.
  • Angie G.
    Angie GarbotOctober 21, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Best grits in the city!!
  • Samar H.
    Samar HamdanSeptember 9, 2015
    Home fries are good
  • Samar H.
    Samar HamdanSeptember 9, 2015
    I tried Mediterranean omelet with cheese , olive and tomatoes 7/10
  • Samar H.
    Samar HamdanSeptember 9, 2015
    Even for Sunday breakfast/brunch, You can be seated immediately without reservation or long time waiting
  • Ben N.
    Ben NearyAugust 23, 2015
    Brunch is amazing
  • Emil A.
    Emil AntonioAugust 22, 2015
    Beef brisket hash
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EhartJuly 5, 2015
    Great staff. Spinach omlet and cheese grits were great
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WFebruary 11, 2015
    Good food, reasonable brunch
  • Robert P.
    Robert ParkerJanuary 20, 2015
    Whatever you order it's all good
  • The Food's H.
    The Food's Here!January 19, 2015
    Fanastic staff, fast service, phenomenal food!
  • Bryce R.
    Bryce RobertsJanuary 18, 2015
    catfish for breakfast? unexpectedly delicious way to start the day. side of cheesy grits please!
  • Nicole E.
    Nicole EdwardsDecember 24, 2014
    Awesome Mac and cheese! Taste like my grandmas recipe. 🙌
  • Faithe M.
    Faithe MasonDecember 13, 2014
    Best brunch ever. OMG. Love this place.
  • Gustavo S.
    Gustavo SanchezDecember 5, 2014
    Their pulled pork and Turkey is delicious!!
  • Tamara K.
    Tamara KOctober 27, 2014
    Crab cake Benedict is delicious
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StraubOctober 18, 2014
    Try the black bean cakes!
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley PSeptember 10, 2014
    Shrimp and grits for brunch
  • Brittany N.
    Brittany NicoleAugust 30, 2014
    Every dish I have ever had here has been wonderful. Highly recommend
  • peter r.
    peter royalAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    breakfast is awesome. grits! and the crawfish cakes.
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyMay 20, 2014
    Awesome southern cuisine, the blackened chicken with black-eyed peas and sweet potatoes was very good. Enjoy the alcohol soaked cherry in their mixed drinks!
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoMay 17, 2014
    Always trustworthy for homey brunch
  • Reginald D.
    Reginald DawkinsApril 6, 2014
    Yep !!! Be Adventurous when ordering
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MazzolaMarch 23, 2014
    The Hoppin' Jack was delicious!!! The food came out in less than 10 minutes and our waitress was friendly.
  • Mayer B.
    Mayer BeckerDecember 24, 2013
    The best (and maybe the only) place for Southern grits in Chicago!
  • Tee B.
    Tee BrownerDecember 22, 2013
    Crunchy french toast is really good.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MooreNovember 17, 2013
    Sit at the counter and ask for Andrea!
  • Kenney C.
    Kenney CrumpSeptember 15, 2013
    Beef brisket hash off the chain, with some A1 steak sauce.
  • Justin C.
    Justin CareyAugust 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Addicted to the cheese grits!
  • Leila E.
    Leila Ellis-NelsonJuly 21, 2013
    My new favorite restaurant. Shrimp n grits!!!
  • Ylandus R.
    Ylandus RoundyJune 29, 2013
    The Shrimp and Grits are the best I have tasted!
  • Chris D.
    Chris DuhaimeJune 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have an express lunch area that is great for getting food on the go!
  • Crystal H.
    Crystal HJune 10, 2013
    The Southern Benedict is awesome!!!
  • Katie S.
    Katie S-DMay 11, 2013
    PHENOMENAL!! The biscuit was lightweight, the cheese grits were delicious. Good, fast service. Large portions & decently priced. Will DEFINITELY be coming back.
  • Corinne
    CorinneApril 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The best buttermilk biscuits in the city!
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CopelandApril 22, 2013
    Try their Shrimp with Grits it's fantastic!
  • Danielle
    DanielleApril 21, 2013
    Whatever you do don't eat here. If you know real soul food you will quickly realize this is not it! The greens have no flavor. The fried chicken skin was soggy.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithApril 5, 2013
    For sides, skip the mac and cheese and try the Hoppin' Jack. Kids eat free on Tuesdays!
    Upvoted Aug 9
  • Karen
    KarenMarch 16, 2013
    The fried green tomatoes are not to be missed! Some of the best I've ever had!
  • Cee
    CeeMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    A Mr Funky....have one!
  • Eve B.
    Eve BentonMarch 2, 2013
    Crawfish cakes dns shrimp-n-grits are a must have.
  • Mike F.
    Mike FarrarJanuary 20, 2013
    If you've never tried it, you can order a single corn cake. They are amazing.
  • Sandy F.
    Sandy FlidermanNovember 13, 2012
    Awesome breakfast!
  • Becky A.
    Becky AndersonSeptember 8, 2012
    The best chocolate pecan pie I've ever eaten. Fantastic!
  • Erin W.
    Erin WashingtonJuly 13, 2012
    Shrimp and grits!
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Wishbone is nominated for Best Family-Friendly Restaurant in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at!
  • Christina W.
    Christina WalkerMay 26, 2012
    Peach bellini and Crunchy French Toast ... Yummy!!!
  • Jodi F.
    Jodi FoxMay 22, 2012
    Early bird special M-F includes $3.95 for two eggs with all thw trimmings!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SMay 6, 2012
    Service is a bit slow but food is great. Try the corn cakes.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoApril 18, 2012
    Wishbone’s mascot Dolly is the owner’s actual childhood dog. Stop by for fast-service brunch, but also don’t forget to try their signature shrimp & grits, blackened catfish, or smoked beef brisket.
  • Staci D.
    Staci DiamondApril 1, 2012
    Corn cakes are a must. Also, this is the only place on earth that i'll eat biscuits & gravy. So good. Ask for Nick, he takes care of you.
  • T Michelle S.
    T Michelle SurvillionMarch 28, 2012
    Love the shrimp & grits
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsMarch 21, 2012
    Cornflake-dipped French toast, shrimp and grits, and kick-butt Bloody Marys served in a cheery space start the day off perf. Read more
  • Akos A.
    Akos AmaningFebruary 21, 2012
    Tonight is fat tuesday!
  • Andrew T. C.
    Andrew T. CarrJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the food. Love the energy of the area surrounding the Venue. Read more
  • Robert W.
    Robert WalkJanuary 1, 2012
    Excellent food and great service!
  • Alex
    AlexDecember 26, 2011
    Crunchy French toast, sweet crunchy crispy - better to split/share as an add-on sweet side than as an entire meal.
  • chgocdg
    chgocdgDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Seafood gumbo and the veggie platter- a delicious late lunch!
  • chgocdg
    chgocdgOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Wonderful mummies, bats, La Llorena, and a huge pumpkin decorate Wishbone for Halloween!
  • Donny W.
    Donny WilliamsOctober 25, 2011
    Don't forget to do breakfast here. The corn cakes, jumbalaya omelet and cheese grits are excellent! Great sweet tea too.
  • JL J.
    JL Jordan IIIOctober 21, 2011
    The black bean cakes are great!
  • Theresa F.
    Theresa FloydOctober 16, 2011
    loving the coleslaw!!
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin Morgan Jr.August 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Shrimp and Grits are excellent.
  • Eric V.
    Eric VanderSchaafAugust 27, 2011
    You can ask for cheese on your home fries and it is AMAZING!!
  • David H.
    David HunterAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask for Big Dave. He'll take great care of you!!!
  • TheTypeYouWife R.
    If you like Seafood, I suggest you order the blackened Catfish with a side of Macaroni & Greens. #YUM
  • Marki L.
    Marki Lemons RyhalJuly 12, 2011
    Shrimps a Grits.This place is my favorite. Read more
  • Kristina
    KristinaMay 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Dave. He's a great server!
  • A.J. X.
    A.J. XApril 9, 2011
    The Mango Lemonade is AMAZING!!
  • Jessica N.
    Jessica NosowiczMarch 25, 2011
    They have kick ass omelettes!
  • Jose D R.
    Jose D RamirezNovember 7, 2010
    Sit at the counter, great service and easy to make new friends.
  • Jimbo!
    Jimbo!August 20, 2010
    I'd go with the red eggs and corn bread! Yuuuuummmmm!
  • Manuel C.
    Manuel CAugust 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Early bird special 7-9 am Weekdays
  • Phil P.
    Phil PentonMay 29, 2010
    Awesome bloody mary. Try the hot pepper Mary.
  • @steveGOgreen
    @steveGOgreenApril 6, 2010
    I am sure your meal was great! You are also right across the street from West Loop Chiropractic! The Doc will make you feel great!
  • MNathan J.
    MNathan JaquesApril 3, 2010
    Try the crunchy french toast
  • Erik T.
    Erik ToppenbergMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Turkey Thursday is the best. And sweet Tea
  • Chelsea W.
    Chelsea WinkelJuly 18, 2009
    Peach pancake with a Bellini makes for a yummy treat.
  • adam k.
    adam keatsJuly 12, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    the corn cakes are a brunch must
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