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Pauline's

#991 of 7,834 Restaurants in Chicago}
€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
1754 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640-1124
+1 773-561-8573
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (15 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Diner
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1754 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640-1124
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy, comfortable and friendly. Delicious pancakes! We also loved the Bread Pudding French Toast. Yum!

Thank CincyTrotter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a good a old fashion breakfast place in a great neighborhood. The service was great and the breakfast was yummy! Don't think you can go bad with anything you order.

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Love how this place is hidden in a little neighborhood. Very homey and eclectic. Nice atmosphere. Moderately priced. I had the Eggs Benedict, and it was good - not the absolute best I've had, but Eggs Benedict can be touchy if the hollandaise isn't good,...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 3 September 2017

How can Pauline’s be anything but five stars. Come on…it’s a classic restaurant, with a great breakfast, on a leafy quiet street, in Andersonville! I just don’t understand some of these reviews. “The toast that I ordered wasn’t as evenly buttered as it could have...More

Thank Bobwoodmsu
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Breakfasted at Pauline's on Balmoral today and while we had no wait (yay!) for an outside table we did incur a stall with getting drinks and our order in. That said, the food is always delicious and plentiful. Would rather have the staff check in...More

Thank candyvody
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Brunch on weekends is also great at this Andersonville breakfast favorite. Our CHICAGO gang celebrated​ our Bike the Drive (Lake Shore Drive) ride with giant omelettes (Smoke house), tasty pancakes (jumbo) French toast (ciniminon flavor), and lumber jack size bacon and diet conscious turkey sausage....More

Thank Vance d
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have had a number of great brunches at both locations of Pauline's. The menu is more diner than chichi. The food is well prepared the the portions generous.

Thank Chi-charter_cruiser
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This was the only place in the area that was open at 7am on Sunday. It turned out to be a great place. Very friendly and attentive staff. I had whole grain pancakes that were delicious and piping hot. My friend had oatmeal also hot...More

Thank CNRGY4
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Very cozy, home like place with great service. The breakfast are fantastic. I had an omlete made perfectly. Coffee is equally good.

Thank MountainJazz
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went into Chicago and a friend suggested Paulines. We drove over and had lunch. We sit outside because it was a great day. Very sunny and warm. We each had a different meal and was more that pleased. I had a pulled pork sandwich and...More

Thank Stan K
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Nancy W
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Response from matmul45 | Reviewed this property |
They are a neighborhood restaurant, so may not have an online menu. But, from my recollection of it, it is very extensive. Should have something for everyone. I only go there when I visit my kids in Chicago.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1754 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640-1124
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-561-8573
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