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Valois Restaurant

) #385 of 7,908 Restaurants in Chicago £ American,
1518 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4503
+1 773-667-0647
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (10 reviews)
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American, Diner
1518 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4503
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place because parents kept saying this is an Obama favorite. Obviously it is what the store has displayed itself as well. Food items are actually good to my surprise (I guessed I expected less. lol) Steaks were done well. Harsh brown was...More

Thank Yujen15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I were told that this was a good place to eat. We arrived and indeed there was a line and the place was packed. They serve breakfast all day along with the many other items on their menu. This was our first...More

Thank Jvmac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son recently moved to Chicago and one day the street was blocked off because President Obama was eating at this restaurant so I had to try it. We went for breakfast which they specialize in. It is cafeteria style but the line moved quickly....More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had breakfast here with my wife and two daughters three days in a row while on a short vacation. The people working here are very friendly and welcoming. They were so friendly to my youngest daughter and the gentleman taking the orders from the...More

Thank lphawki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was within walking distance from our hotel. When we checked-in the first night, we were all tired and hungry. We walked to this restaurant and ordered a takeout. The food was plentiful and delicious with complimentary rolls on the side. It was so...More

Thank AvgMom2Travel
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Efficient, tasty, great variety, and reasonably priced. I was impressed. A great breakfast experience.

Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Can't beat the price, the service, and the amazing traditional diner food! Portions were huge and because we had a large group, we tried a variety of items. Pancakes were a big hit with everyone.

Thank runningmomof5
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Cafeteria style service was fast, quality was good, price was very good. Location is great. Eggs, hash browns, and coffee totaled about $6.

Thank 0chicagotraveler1
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A Hyde Park landmark. Great breakfast food, an enviable assembly line, and a cashier who knows his clients, chats amiably and makes sure you have everything that you need. Highly diverse clientele and week end regulars who greet you and your family on your frequent...More

1  Thank MHM02111
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I realized as I took my seat that I hadn't visited Valois in more than 10 years; no particular reason ... I just hadn't! What I know for sure that I'll likely be going back within 10 days!!! Valois is a not so hidden treasure!

Thank JaziMommy
Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South
Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park,
one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels
converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4503
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-667-0647
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