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Svea Restaurant

#1,061 of 7,836 Restaurants in Chicago}
American, ,
5236 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2102
+1 773-275-7738
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“meatballs” (3 reviews)
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American, Swedish, Scandinavian, Cafe, European, Diner
5236 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2102
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Had lunch of Potato Pancakes and Swedish Pancakes with sides of meatballs and salt pork. Very mediocre. Not enough potato in the pancakes and very skimpy on the applesauce and sour cream. The Swedish Pancakes tasted like the same as the potato pancakes with a...More

Thank BrandingExpert
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Dropped by for a brunch at Svea Restaurant. It was good, friendly and responsive staff, quick service, quant and cash only. We had the omelet, scrabbled eggs, bacon, sausage and the pancakes. We each took one bit of the pancakes and realized we DID NOT...More

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We went here for a Saturday brunch on a recommendation. The place was busy with a nice atmosphere. The friendly waitress greeted and seated us straight away. There was a good selection on the menu - I had an omelet and my partner was easily...More

Thank IanLS L
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This place reminds me of having breakfast at my grandparents home in North Dakota when I was a kid. Wholesome, scratch made food that will stick to your ribs. What a great family atmosphere...Seating is a little cramped, and sometimes the neighborhood folks are a...More

Thank decarlson67
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We live in the neighborhood and come here for a no frills breakfast. We love the fact you can order just eggs, great potatoes, bacon (which is like country style slab bacon) and toast. It's cozy and has delicious Swedish roots!

Thank ORDFlier
Reviewed 8 November 2016

How can you beat Swedish pancakes with lignon berries?! very old school breakfast diner feel to it, service is great, food is awesome- don't be afraid to try the Swedish sausages with your breakfast!

Thank RhotanVonRhotan
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I'm not sure where I got the idea to eat here, but it's a solid choice. Had the Swedish Tease which is eggs, meat, and lignonberry pancakes. Enjoyed every last bit. Not sure why I was the only customer at 8AM, but perhaps lunch or...More

Thank Kirbyk
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I both had omelets and they were very yummy. Not too big but enough to fill you up. The service was good.

Thank Eileen G
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Svea is located in the Andersonville neighborhood. It's a tiny, but quaint little place surrounded by various small local businesses. I stopped in on a Tuesday around noon and had breakfast. It was almost a full house w/2 free tables and counter seating available. The...More

Thank duranie4life
Reviewed 26 June 2016

While looking at the most recent reviews, I would concur with just about everything positive that was written. We stopped in for a late breakfast on a Sunday. The food was tasty, the service was prompt and friendly, and the prices were very reasonable. It...More

Thank Arvid
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American, Swedish, Scandinavian, Cafe, European, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5236 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-275-7738
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