Wishbone Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 1001 W Washington Blvd

    Chicago, IL 60607

    Cross street: at N Morgan St

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  • 312-850-2663

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I think Wishbone is a bit overrated. The food is fine. The breakfast in particular was really good and it was tasty.

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I think Wishbone is a bit overrated. The food is fine. The breakfast in particular was really good and it was tasty.

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Wishbone is awful. We always have problems when we come here. The menu is bland and mediocre across the board. The dishes usually come cold and our orders are always mixed up or missing something. I'm writing this after just opening our take out bag and seeing that they messed up two of four entrees and completely forgot to give us our fifth. The only reason we still frequent this dump is because my wife has an illogical emotional attachment to it because it was one of the first places she ate at when she first came to Chicago. I'd rather eat Boston Market when I have a craving for "comfort food." The only comfort about Wishbone is on their end... shoddy service, an unimaginitve menu and bad art. A perfect example of a resturant stretching themselves too thin. This place REALLY is lousy!

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Wishbone is awful. We always have problems when we come here. The menu is bland and mediocre across the board. The dishes usually come cold and our orders are always mixed up or missing something. I'm writing this after just opening our take out bag and seeing that they messed up two of four entrees and completely forgot to give us our fifth. The only reason we still frequent this dump is because my wife has an illogical emotional attachment to it because it was one of the first places she ate at when she first came to Chicago. I'd rather eat Boston Market when I have a craving for "comfort food." The only comfort about Wishbone is on their end... shoddy service, an unimaginitve menu and bad art. A perfect example of a resturant stretching themselves too thin. This place REALLY is lousy!

Pros: None

Cons: Bland cold food, bad service, bad art

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Every time I leave this nice restaurant, I'm disapointed. Today it was for breakfast and I found the 2 egg white omlette with spinach and chesse to be extermely dry and tasteless. The potatoes which came with the dish were also dry, dry, dry. The only item that was normal was the wheat toast. I had to flag down our wait person-- and it wasn't at all busy-- for a check after waiting for more than 15 minutes while my friend and I sat there. She wasn't a nice nor friendly person; she seemed to be frantic. Why? who knows. This should be a lesson to me to stop giving this place another chance-- there are better places.

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★★☆☆☆

Every time I leave this nice restaurant, I'm disapointed. Today it was for breakfast and I found the 2 egg white omlette with spinach and chesse to be extermely dry and tasteless. The potatoes which came with the dish were also dry, dry, dry. The only item that was normal was the wheat toast. I had to flag down our wait person-- and it wasn't at all busy-- for a check after waiting for more than 15 minutes while my friend and I sat there. She wasn't a nice nor friendly person; she seemed to be frantic. Why? who knows. This should be a lesson to me to stop giving this place another chance-- there are better places.

Pros: Easy for breakfast, lunch and dinner if in the area

Cons: Food is below average

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I think Wishbone is slightly overrated. The food is fine but not fantastic. I was told that the breakfast in particular was really good and it was tasty but not that special. The lunch/dinner options fall into the same category for me, fine but not that great.

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★★★☆☆

I think Wishbone is slightly overrated. The food is fine but not fantastic. I was told that the breakfast in particular was really good and it was tasty but not that special. The lunch/dinner options fall into the same category for me, fine but not that great.

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I live right around the corner from this place and absolutely love it. Be sure to go for brunch--I always get the corn cakes which are a delicious combo of sweet and salty. Pulled pork is excellent, the portions are generous and you get 2 sides so it's a good deal for the money.

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★★★★★

I live right around the corner from this place and absolutely love it. Be sure to go for brunch--I always get the corn cakes which are a delicious combo of sweet and salty. Pulled pork is excellent, the portions are generous and you get 2 sides so it's a good deal for the money.

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If you have a taste for the not so common grits in the city,go to wishbone and have the shrimp and cheese grits, and the rest of the menue is just as good,crabe cakes.

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★★★★☆

If you have a taste for the not so common grits in the city,go to wishbone and have the shrimp and cheese grits, and the rest of the menue is just as good,crabe cakes.

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I brought my neice and nephew here and they really liked it.

We went for the Sunday brunch, which was really crowded, but once you try the food, you'll know why. Its reasonably priced and fills you right up with southern style dishes.

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★★★★☆

I brought my neice and nephew here and they really liked it.

We went for the Sunday brunch, which was really crowded, but once you try the food, you'll know why. Its reasonably priced and fills you right up with southern style dishes.

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We"ve loved this place (on Washington) since it first opened.... breakfast, lunch and dinner are all great. I can't even begin to pick out a favorite dish, but the veggie burgers are so good I eat them even though I'm not a vegetarian; I don't think we've ever had anything that we didn't like a lot. We've moved to San Francisco, but never visit Chicago without heading for the Wishbone. Great service, great crowd, great food.

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★★★★★

We"ve loved this place (on Washington) since it first opened.... breakfast, lunch and dinner are all great. I can't even begin to pick out a favorite dish, but the veggie burgers are so good I eat them even though I'm not a vegetarian; I don't think we've ever had anything that we didn't like a lot. We've moved to San Francisco, but never visit Chicago without heading for the Wishbone. Great service, great crowd, great food.

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I have never had a bad experience here (or the location on Lincoln). The black bean cakes, shrimp & grits, crunchy french toast...it's all wonderful. The martini's are yummy too (can't find them on the online menu but I'm pretty sure we had some there...they do have a liquor license). If you are looking for a home-cooked meal, look no further. The only draw-back is their hours. Now that they are in the midst of a hopping residential area, they should expand their hours!!!

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★★★★★

I have never had a bad experience here (or the location on Lincoln). The black bean cakes, shrimp & grits, crunchy french toast...it's all wonderful. The martini's are yummy too (can't find them on the online menu but I'm pretty sure we had some there...they do have a liquor license). If you are looking for a home-cooked meal, look no further. The only draw-back is their hours. Now that they are in the midst of a hopping residential area, they should expand their hours!!!

Pros: GREAT comfort food, location, fun place to watch people

Cons: Limited hours

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"southern-style" maybe if they're trying to copy a pretty ordinary restaurant serving bland food in the south. no major complaints about the place, the food just really isn't very good. would not go back, too many places in the city worth going to.

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★★☆☆☆

"southern-style" maybe if they're trying to copy a pretty ordinary restaurant serving bland food in the south. no major complaints about the place, the food just really isn't very good. would not go back, too many places in the city worth going to.

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I was looking for a place to take my friend for breakfast when he came up from U of Illinois. Since he was downtown, I couldn't take him to the lucky platter in evanston, which is also a very nice breakfast spot. So, through a RAINSTORM, we found the oasis that is Wishbone. I have eaten a lot of breakfasts and brunches. This is one of the best ones that I've had since I have left college (I was spoiled by a good breakfast spot). All of us were thoroughly satisfied with the meal that we had. I had the corn cakes and they were delicious and the cheese grits were fantastic, textured, and hot, not congealed like at other places. The best part of it all: all three of us ate with drinks and all for less than 40 dollars, a fantastic deal. The only problem that I had with the restaurant was that I didn't get enough coffee, but this might have been because we came towards the end of brunch so they didn't have people roaming the floor. Even without the coffee, it was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

I was looking for a place to take my friend for breakfast when he came up from U of Illinois. Since he was downtown, I couldn't take him to the lucky platter in evanston, which is also a very nice breakfast spot. So, through a RAINSTORM, we found the oasis that is Wishbone. I have eaten a lot of breakfasts and brunches. This is one of the best ones that I've had since I have left college (I was spoiled by a good breakfast spot). All of us were thoroughly satisfied with the meal that we had. I had the corn cakes and they were delicious and the cheese grits were fantastic, textured, and hot, not congealed like at other places. The best part of it all: all three of us ate with drinks and all for less than 40 dollars, a fantastic deal. The only problem that I had with the restaurant was that I didn't get enough coffee, but this might have been because we came towards the end of brunch so they didn't have people roaming the floor. Even without the coffee, it was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend it.

Pros: Affordable, Tasty, Eccentric

Cons: Could have gotten more coffee, but the timing was weird, so they're probably better about this at other times.

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My wife and I came across this restaurant shortly after moving to Chicago, and after being here for 6 months, it has become a weekly staple for us! There is just no bad meal here! Breakfast, outstanding! Lunch, outstanding! Dinner, outstanding! Service is great as well. And the best part, you can find cheap parking (meters, not lots) within a block at just about anytime. Its a must stop in my opinion!

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★★★★★

My wife and I came across this restaurant shortly after moving to Chicago, and after being here for 6 months, it has become a weekly staple for us! There is just no bad meal here! Breakfast, outstanding! Lunch, outstanding! Dinner, outstanding! Service is great as well. And the best part, you can find cheap parking (meters, not lots) within a block at just about anytime. Its a must stop in my opinion!

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This is by far one of the best comfort food southern cuisine treats in the city of Chicago. I have been dinning at the Wishbone for over 7 years and it is by far one of my favorite places to eat. The food especially the crawfish cakes are delightful. The price is right and the portions are hearty, it is one of Chicago's best. However ther can be a wait and the Washington street location is very loud.

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★★★★★

This is by far one of the best comfort food southern cuisine treats in the city of Chicago. I have been dinning at the Wishbone for over 7 years and it is by far one of my favorite places to eat. The food especially the crawfish cakes are delightful. The price is right and the portions are hearty, it is one of Chicago's best. However ther can be a wait and the Washington street location is very loud.

Pros: Food, Price

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Extremely helpful waitress! We arrived with our 4 children for breakfast at 11am to find out it was no longer served. Cut off was 10:30am. We were disappointed but stayed for the lunch which was ok.

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★★★★☆

Extremely helpful waitress! We arrived with our 4 children for breakfast at 11am to find out it was no longer served. Cut off was 10:30am. We were disappointed but stayed for the lunch which was ok.

Pros: trendy decorating, $5 parking, great wait staff

Cons: , pureed mushroom soup

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Great value, southern style comfort food, love the Hoppin' Jack and Corn Cake Appetizer, great breakfasts, eclectic patrons

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★★★★★

Great value, southern style comfort food, love the Hoppin' Jack and Corn Cake Appetizer, great breakfasts, eclectic patrons

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One of my favorite places to take friends visiting Chicago.

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★★★★★

One of my favorite places to take friends visiting Chicago.

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I dine at this restaurant all the time and the food is always good. I recommend the crawfish cakes and the crab cakes for dinner. The prices are very affordable it is worth the money. But there is a wait for the Sunday Brunch so make a reservation if you can.

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★★★★☆

I dine at this restaurant all the time and the food is always good. I recommend the crawfish cakes and the crab cakes for dinner. The prices are very affordable it is worth the money. But there is a wait for the Sunday Brunch so make a reservation if you can.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded at brunch

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The food is great regardless of what meal, but Breakfast is superb. The atmosphere is interesting and sometimes exciting. Great Place To Eat!

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★★★★★

The food is great regardless of what meal, but Breakfast is superb. The atmosphere is interesting and sometimes exciting. Great Place To Eat!

Pros: Inexpensive, Great food, Excellent waiters

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When I was a child, my mother worked as a waitress at Wishbone. Often she'd bring me home some of their delicious corn muffins. I've never forgotten the incredible taste of those muffins and they are my ultimate comfort food.

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★★★★★

When I was a child, my mother worked as a waitress at Wishbone. Often she'd bring me home some of their delicious corn muffins. I've never forgotten the incredible taste of those muffins and they are my ultimate comfort food.

Pros: food, celebrity spotting

Cons: parking, hours

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One of the best ever. Lunch isn't exactly "chopped Liver" either

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★★★★★

One of the best ever. Lunch isn't exactly "chopped Liver" either

Cons: no reservations

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A great place for Sunday morning breakfast. One of my favorite restaurants. Great people watching and tasty food at a reasonable price. What more could you ask for?

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★★★★★

A great place for Sunday morning breakfast. One of my favorite restaurants. Great people watching and tasty food at a reasonable price. What more could you ask for?

Pros: People Watching, Food, Inexpensive

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Biscuits tender, sawmill gravy white, salty, nice sausage. Mmmmm. At dinner, the veggie plates are pretty good, too, and the corn muffins rock. Oh yeah, and if you have an aversion to kids, don't spend much time at the Lincoln location. High chairs abound.

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★★★★☆

Biscuits tender, sawmill gravy white, salty, nice sausage. Mmmmm. At dinner, the veggie plates are pretty good, too, and the corn muffins rock. Oh yeah, and if you have an aversion to kids, don't spend much time at the Lincoln location. High chairs abound.

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a very good experience. there was a wait but it was sorth every second. the food was good, hot and timely though the service could have been a bit more attentive. i like this place and will go back with friends

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★★★★☆

a very good experience. there was a wait but it was sorth every second. the food was good, hot and timely though the service could have been a bit more attentive. i like this place and will go back with friends

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Try the crab cakes, Jumpin Jack/John (something like that), and never leave the cornbrand standing on your plate, eat it, live it, and enjoy it.

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★★★★★

Try the crab cakes, Jumpin Jack/John (something like that), and never leave the cornbrand standing on your plate, eat it, live it, and enjoy it.

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I love having breakfast at the Wishbone. The food has been delicious everytime. The are extremely consistent and I never leave unhappy. I always leave with a full stomach and a clean plate!

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★★★★★

I love having breakfast at the Wishbone. The food has been delicious everytime. The are extremely consistent and I never leave unhappy. I always leave with a full stomach and a clean plate!

Pros: Fast Service, Excellent Food, Polite Waitstaff

Cons: Long waits

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I was thrilled to see Wishbone getting well deserved kudos. I've been lucky to eat in many of Chicago's finer restaurants. Wishbone is my favorite, casual or not. The food (mostly nreakfast) is fantastic and the atmosphere is cool and relaxed. Above all, it's a place where you see a cross representation of the people who grace our beautiful city dining together on a regular basis. Colorful, fun, and ALWAYS worth the wait!!!

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★★★★★

I was thrilled to see Wishbone getting well deserved kudos. I've been lucky to eat in many of Chicago's finer restaurants. Wishbone is my favorite, casual or not. The food (mostly nreakfast) is fantastic and the atmosphere is cool and relaxed. Above all, it's a place where you see a cross representation of the people who grace our beautiful city dining together on a regular basis. Colorful, fun, and ALWAYS worth the wait!!!

Pros: atmosphere, food, service

Cons: parking can be hard, often crowded

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Good, plentiful food. I love the black bean burger with a side of sauteed spinach.

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★★★★☆

Good, plentiful food. I love the black bean burger with a side of sauteed spinach.

Pros: Consistent

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I went there for Brunch last week, and it was great! It was crowded, but what do you expect for a Sunday brunch? Try the blackened catfish, however, the mimosas were a little weak. :)

2
★★★★☆

I went there for Brunch last week, and it was great! It was crowded, but what do you expect for a Sunday brunch? Try the blackened catfish, however, the mimosas were a little weak. :)

Pros: Food, Good Parking

Cons: Crowed

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Wishbone is a Chicago institution and it deserves every morsel of praise it gets. While I can't recommend it for dinner, it is a sure winner for breakfast and dinner. This is excellent Southern American comfort food. They do it all right. The Lincoln location is just as strong. You will get lots of great food in a fun, loud environment at a reasonable price. Go to Wishbone. It's that simple.

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★★★★★

Wishbone is a Chicago institution and it deserves every morsel of praise it gets. While I can't recommend it for dinner, it is a sure winner for breakfast and dinner. This is excellent Southern American comfort food. They do it all right. The Lincoln location is just as strong. You will get lots of great food in a fun, loud environment at a reasonable price. Go to Wishbone. It's that simple.

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When we have a craving for Southern cooking (and Cajun-Creole), Wishbone is the place to go. Mind you, it's also one of Chicago's best values. We like the chicken etouffee, the jambalaya with shrimp, the pan-fried chicken, the Louisiana…

 

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