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Wishbone Restaurant

1001 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607-2102
+1 312-850-2663
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1001 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607-2102
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wishbone is a very friendly diner famous for its generous breakfasts. It should get equal credit for dinner as well. It's a slower time but no less friendly and no less delicious. Generous portions of Southern staples are always available - fried chicken, jambalaya, po...More

Thank Lyn_Farmer
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Wishbone never fails to delight your taste buds. The hash: andouille chicken sausage, brisket, or smoked beef... try them all but hands down, the andouille wins. Spicy and savoury. Just like New Orleans

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Great restaurant, superb food, relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. Had a wonderful meal here tonight. The Crawfish Beignets are truly amazing, the bread pudding is superb and the Mississippi Mud coffee is perfect on a cold winter evening. Not just fantastic traditional southern food, although that...More

Thank Brett J
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great hearty and fulfilling food. I had the crap cakes and collard greens and they were the best. For desert had the bread pudding and it was nice and warm and sweet.

Thank Patrilla H
Reviewed 28 December 2017

On a frigid day in Chicago, nothing warms the body and soul more than some delicious southern cooking served with a smile. The west loop has many trendy, high-priced restaurants these days, and it's a pleasure to eat at a reasonably priced restaurant, with every...More

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Been here many times, but this time, small changes pierced my consciousness: (1) we ordered hot tea, and they brought it in a standard water glass. Never seen that anywhere before. Isn’t that dangerous? (2) Menu showed a side of black beans & rice. We...More

Thank SouthsiEEED
Reviewed 4 November 2017

here with my cousin and her husband, we pondered restaurants. Greektown? Polish? then they suggested Wishbone. A happy choice. friendly staff. an open very informal layout. some good beers and wines available. the food is southern. I can't claim to know which is the best...More

Thank jeffrey k
Reviewed 15 September 2017

WISHBONE is our go to place for flat out amazing cuisine. I stop in 2 or 3 times or week and have for the past 10 years. Never disappointed. The food is fresh, clean and delicious. Joel Nickson (head chef and owner) updates the menu...More

Thank Carolina J
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This was our 3rd stop after 2 places had waits 45 minutes or more. We lucked out. It had no wait and the food was great. Our server was a very nice guy, but lacked on the refills of water and coffee. Our food came...More

Thank EJsgirl527
Reviewed 29 August 2017

ok I went for the grits but the rice and beans won my heart. this is Southern cooking with a friendly staff, outdoor seating, and excellent coffee. Ice tea comes in mason jars with what we call "church ice"-it's the small crushed ice with a...More

Thank roamingpics
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and
Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is
best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo
Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an
up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several
sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique
neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and
warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607-2102
  • Public Transportation: Clinton-Green 0.6miles
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-850-2663
  • E-mail
Located one block from Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios and perfectly centered between City Hall and the United Center, Wishbone was an early participant in the emergence of the West Loop neighborhood from a commercial area to one of the city's culinary hot spots. We've been here through it all, quietly serving our own unique brand of Southern Cooking.
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