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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 20 September 2021 via mobile

Thankfully we were able to get in line through Yelp, as I would've regretted waiting for an hour plus otherwise. We were seated within a few minutes of checking in after having been in line for about 70-75 minutes. Unfortunately from there, it took another...10 min to get glasses of water and another 5 min before our waitress greeted us. The team was friendly in general, but the different periods of waiting were a little rough. The "We're Movin On Up" Executive dish was pretty solid and very filling, but the sauce that was used in the dish definitely didn't taste very breakfast/brunch-friendly. It kinda threw the rest of the dish off a bit. Having seen a lot of pictures of the Cluck-N-Gaufre (Goof) dish in other reviews, I had fairly high hopes for it. Unfortunately, it ended up being the most disappointing of the dishes. The hot sauce flavor of the chicken was actually very tasty, but was overshadowed by the almost burnt texture and dry taste of the breading/chicken itself. The Caramel French Toast was the highlight of the meal, and adding some cut up bananas/strawberries made it even better. The food in general was good, but between that, the insane wait times, and the average service, I don't see myself coming back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 21 July 2021

Looks like Sci-Fi can be Real since Invisibility is my Super Power. Really! I'm not joking. I now know how it feels when your super power is malfunctioning and no one sees you because you stayed invisible. Considering this is my second attempt to eat...here (the first try was a bust since it took so long to get a seat and to even order because they forgot me so I left), they are pretty consistent at least with me when it comes to service. This time I made sure I was their very 1st customer once they opened up what with limited seating and all. Nothing fancy for me so I went with "The Traditional" (2 eggs, B&B cheese crusted hash browns, and a choice of bacon). During the whole hour after ordering I couldn't believe my eyes when all the other diners got their food while I twiddle my fingers. I tried to keep myself occupied by browsing on my phone but I was just so so hungry. I was speechless! I was invisible again! They forgot my order. After that I decided to leave..again! As soon as I got up..here comes my order. Seriously?!? I walked out shaking my head. Move over Bilbo Baggins. Step aside Harry Potter. I don't need the One Ring or Harry Potter's Cloak of Invisibility. No need for a serum either Hollow Man. There's a new Boss of Invisibility in town. That's ME! So to all you folks out there. Beware. If you don't wanna end up like Scarlett O'Hara saying "As God is my witness, as God is my witness they're are not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when its all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat, or kill, as God is my witness I'll never be hungry again!" BE VISIBLE!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 8 December 2020

The French Toast Flight was amazing! Friendly, efficient waitstaff. We waited for the weekday to avoid the weekend wait. But worth the wait even on the weekends! Excellent food!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 10 November 2020 via mobile

We understand this is a very busy place at breakfast time & on the weekends it can have an hour+ wait, so we had a really nice late weekday breakfast with no wait. Small with only a dozen tables, the place is busy with a...lot of hussle bussle! Simply decorated, the restaurant has a homey, comfortable feel with lots of attention by the staff. We shared the Super Flight and Spinach Omelet; both were cooked to perfection and served piping hot. It is a little pricey but probably average for Chicago. We lik d the place and will be back with friends!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 July 2020

A very family oriented atmosphere! Me and my girlfriend enjoyed a nice Sunday brunch with my niece. Their menu offers a variety of breakfast and lunch items that are delicious, and will defiantly exceed your expectations!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 12 June 2020

This is now my go to place to take out of towners for brunch. The wait is sometimes long but worth the wait. If your party is small you could probably get seated earlier. The very first time I went here, a man walked out...and said " Now that was an experience!" and I said the very same thing when I left. Get the French Toast Flight to share and one of the specials. Cheers!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 13 April 2020

This had to be one of the best places for breakfast I have ever visited. Had to get there early but it was worth the wait.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 29 February 2020

After reading many good reviews picked this place for breakfast and we were not disappointed. Called ahead to be put on the waitlist. When we arrive we would of had to wait fifteen minutes for a table. There was the community table that is first...come first serve and two seats were available. As soon as we sat down the coffee was being poured immediately. Very Good service. We ordered our food before the person in front of us and the person to the left. Not sure why, however that would not deter me from coming back. Breakfast was unbelievable and all the waffles and french toast plates that went by looked incredible. They have specials everyday. I had the crawfish benedict and it was fantastic. The cheesy hashbrowns that accompany your meal are another meal in itself. Cannot wait to go back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 February 2020

If you in town for a short trip I wouldn't recommend it. They have specialty plates that I'm not sure if they are suitable for breakfast, for example, jambalaya omelet.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 14 January 2020

We have been here many times. The food is always freshly made. It is a daytime only restaurant and usually crowded because the food is just so good. I love the chicken and waffles here. The portions are generous and the breakfasts are wonderful.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from Daisy3421 | Reviewed this property |
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16 August 2017|
Response from BoOrlando | Reviewed this property |
They have some pretty awesome omelette options that are gluten free. They also often have specials that are pretty clean as well.
12 August 2017|
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Response from DXJOHN | Reviewed this property |
I would take Uber or Lyft it can be difficult to find on street parking if you go on a weekend.
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Batter & Berries is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4