Published on April 4, 2016

7 Great Brunch Spots in Chicago

Two favorite meals come together for the ultimate weekend tradition called brunch. Wake up to an egg frittata, fresh off the skillet, warm biscuits and gravy or maybe even a delicious cocktail. From All-American to Asian-influenced fare, having brunch be part of your weekend routine is a tasty way to make it memorable.

Here are 7 great brunch places to try in Chicago.


1. GEMINI BISTRO (Lincoln Park)

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Gemini Bistro offers a French- and Mediterranean-inspired Sunday brunch, complete with egg dishes, sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as boozy cocktails and their “Brunch Punch.”

2. DUCK INN (Bridgeport)

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Duck Inn serves an extensive brunch menu on Sundays, including its famous Duck Fat Dog, breads, cakes and hearty sides, plus plenty of brunch drinks.

3. BELLYQ (West Loop)

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BellyQ delivers a menu of fun brunch items on Sundays. Inventive rice dishes, noodle soups and the Katsu Sliders — steamed buns with Asian slaw and spicy mayo — are not to be missed.

4. CERES' TABLE (Lakeview)

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Ceres’ Table offers variations of its seasonal plates with Italian influences on its weekend brunch menu — arancini are featured in a benedict, while pancakes are made with sweetened ricotta and pistachios.

5. SON OF A BUTCHER (Logan Square)

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Son of a Butcher offers meat-centric supper, night owl and weekend brunch menus, as well as whiskey-inspired cocktails. Sit down at this fun neighborhood spot for their Rosemary Orange Biscuits with homemade chorizo gravy and pickled golden raisins.

6. SINK SWIM (Logan Square)

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Sink Swim offers a great assortment of fresh oysters, as well as seafood-focused small and large plates to pair with its creative cocktails and brunch items. Fall in love with the Fried Oyster Benedict + Smoked Salmon with poached egg, white bbq sauce, hollandaise and smoked pimenton.


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Grange Hall serves up fantastic American fare using all local ingredients and features inventive burgers on its brunch, lunch and dinner menus. Also on their brunch menu, find new twists on classic cocktails such as a bourbon-based Bloody Maryanne.

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