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Jun 30, 2013 07:50 PM

Bongo Room or Yolk?

Looking for breakfast/brunch before the Shedd Aquarium on a Friday. Which one of these will be less crazy? Is it just going to be a long wait no matter what? Which has better food?

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  1. On a Friday, there should be no wait at either place; there are only crazy waits on Saturdays and Sundays. (Note, July 5 may be an exception, because of the holiday the previous day.)

    I would lean towards Bongo Room as long as you enjoy sweeter dishes; they specialize in creative pancakes with sauces, such as their pretzel pancakes with white chocolate caramel sauce. Tip: Their standard portion size consists of three GIGANTIC pancakes, but you can also order one-third or two-thirds portion sizes at reduced prices, which makes it easier to try more than one dish if you like. If you don't enjoy sweeter dishes, I'd lean towards Yolk.

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      Yolk is fine but Bongo Room is unique. And I think they do a great job with the savory side of their menu (although it's better on the weekends when they offer benedicts - they make a great hollandaise).