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“Such a cute restaurant and delicious food.”
Review of Svea Restaurant

Svea Restaurant
Ranked #809 of 10,258 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: European, Diner, Swedish
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Make sure to get there early. The restaurant is very small but I sort of like it that way, It has a very quaint and homey feel. Delicious food and great service. I will be returning. It is very affordable as well.

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Thank Stephan C
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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 bit of sugar added. Salt pork tasted okay but very small portion - three half slices for $3. Meatballs were kind of mealy but taste was okay. We waited about 20 minutes to be seated in a small cramped dining room. Service was good.

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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 like the Swedish Pancakes - they should be called crepes, they were not what you are use to as pancakes!

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Thank Steven A
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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 accommodated only wanting one pancake rather than the two that were standard. The coffee was hot and you got free refills though it was not as good as the expensive coffee shop down the block. Our food came quickly and was nise. One point to note is that they only accepted cash.

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1  Thank IanLS L
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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 little snobby when a large party comes in to sit, but the owner Tom Martin singing to the patrons makes it so much better! After you are done, ramble down to Simon's Tavern and have a Glogg or two is the season is right!

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