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Wishbone Restaurant

#413 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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West Loop
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1001 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607-2102 (Morgan)
+1 312-850-2663
08:00 - 15:00
Open now
All hours
Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had breakfast on a Sunday morning. When we arrived, there was a table available, so great. Once seated, we were given menus and ordered drinks. Two of our party showed up a few minutes later and their drink order was taken, however, they waited over 10 minutes for their drinks. Then, it took over 20 minutes for the server... More 

Thank Swiss_Zirks
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a Sunday and we had brunch with friends, with three young children, so there were 10 of us. Had a reservation and the table was ready when we arrived. We knew our choices, as we had looked at their excellent menu online. There was a problem with the order, as the Kitchen had (for some reason) split the... More 

Thank Garonne9
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for a wait on a Sunday morning/afternoon. They really don't even give you a wait time. For a party of two, we waited 30 minutes. The breakfast food was very good. You get two sides of your choice with an omelette. With other dishes such as the beer brisket hash, you get eggs and a choice of a... More 

Thank Linda010659
Northbrook, Illinois
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My husband and I stopped her for any early dinner on a Saturday night. We both had specials. I had the short ribs which were tender and delicious. My husband had blackened blue fish. Entrees come with two sides. We both had the collard greens which were very good. The corn muffins were tender and it dare you to eat... More 

Thank Nancy M
Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful indoor/outdoor seating. Multitude of delicious choices: I experienced/enjoyed catfish, scrambled eggs with cheese, grits, maple bacon, mango pancakes and fresh squeezed orange juice (at least it tasted like it was squeezed by the gods). Great waitstaff.

Thank Treeb2
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Affordable, tasty, simple yet great. Also have to love the paintings done by the owner's mother - they would be hanging in an art gallery if they weren't "restaurant art." There's a reason they've been open continuously for nearly 30 years, and their fans include pro athletes, politicians, gangsters, musicians, actors and fans of all stripes who dig the food,... More 

Thank THERockNRollChef
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This place looks pretty iconic from the outside. Some soul food and creole influences on the menu for sure. Lots of families with children here too. The service was slow and pretty inattentive. It took a bit to take our orders and a few mistakes when the food delivered. There is no fried chicken except when on the specials menu.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I visited Wishbone after doing a 5K and it was delicious! I got the biscuits and gravy and I was amazed by how much sausage there actually was in the gravy. The portions were great also. Also, their cocktails were yummy.

Thank Alison O
Grayslake, Illinois
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125 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Attended their regular "lean coffee". The place was bustling. Food is excellent quality and the ambiance fantastic. Company and discussion was great.

Thank ThePumpDoctor
Novi, Michigan
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380 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This place is fantastic. The mimosas are great. The cheesy grits are top notch. The eggs are prepared so you really taste each fresh selection you chose to have added. The crunchy French toast was enjoyed. The service is great, too. I am not sure you should go anywhere else for breakfast in Chicago,,,,

Thank Davidamy617

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607-2102
  • Public Transportation: Clinton-Green 0.6miles
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-850-2663
Located one block from Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios and perfectly centered between City Hall and the United Center, Wishbone was an early participant in the emergence of the West Loop neighborhood from a commercial area to one of the city's culinary hot spots. We've been here through it all, quietly serving our own unique brand of Southern Cooking.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.
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