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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Nookies

Ranked #113 of 9,499 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$12
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

That's the best cafe around. great service, popular place with the locals. Cute street tables. Omelets and pancakes are superb.

Visited May 2014
Thank meldao
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English first
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Chicagos little eatery”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

From the outside nothing special on the inside kinda small with tables to close to each other. We had a group of 3 and were seated in a couple of minutes. Good breakfast menu selection but service a little slow. Food prepared fresh but portions skimmpy. Great people watching place,if you like everyones phone attached to their ear. A bit loud for a relaxing breakfast.,

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank EnjoyLife4evr
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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499 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Edgewater Elegance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We booked the party room for a family dinner, and Nookies Edgwater (not Wells Street) exceeded our expectations. Our planning started with a generous, helpful and friendly wine-tasting of ten (mostly red) wines before we settled on two house wines: Risling and Tempranillo. Friendly managers helped us with both the wine selection and menu.

As selection of four beers on tap (including Stella), wine and appetizers were presented while the family gathered. Appetizers included White Bean Hummus (demolished in 15 minutes), chicken tenders (refill requested), baked goat cheese in marinara sauce and flatboat served with a selection of spreads. House salad was served family style with an assortment of four dressings. Guests chose from a preselected entrée menu that included Skirt Steak (flavourful but tough), roast chicken (generous portion), cobb salad (with all the trimmings) and bar-b-q tofu. All were served with a creative selection of potatoes and vegetables. Dessert was an offering of cherry crisp topped with ice cream or double chocolate brownie with whipped cream on the side.

Service was present, pleasant and well-timed. Our contained family event had a street view, and lighting was adjusted as the sun went down. Fits a group of 20 - 25 comfortably, cozy enough to feel like home with white linen service.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Sassamatt
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Love having breakfast here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

When I lived in the city I used to frequent this place. After about a five year break, I'm glad to say it's just as good as it used to.

It's a bit tight and crowded and you almost always have to wait on the weekends, but the food more than makes up for those minor hassles.

The breakfast menu has a bunch of crazy items on it that you'd never put together in your own kitchen - and they're all great. As is the standard breakfast fare.

Service is great from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out.

Prices are very reasonable as well.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Blueteej1997
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Up in Michigan
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Ho hum - this place needs work!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

VERY popular locally, but God knows why. Tables jammed together for maximum volume mean immobile servers and cheek-by-jowl dining with total strangers. Watery tomato soup. Rusty white head-lettuce in salads. Cold coffee. Stale bread.

Visited December 2013
Thank TAWizard
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