Breakfast lovers will flip out about Chicago Waffles

Sun. February 11, 2024 12:00 AM
by Jerry Nunn

Family owned restaurant Chicago Waffles currently has four dynamic locations for hungry stomachs to flip out about. After successfully opening in 2011, the company expanded out into the Illinois suburbs of Oak Park and Willowbrook in addition to the Windy City venues in the South Loop and West Loop sections of town.

The 1400 South Michigan Avenue hot spot is just a short walk from Grant Park and a shopping district. Owner Gary Kreymer has insisted on a scratch kitchen inside his establishment and this has paid off in terms of the freshness inside each of the products served.

Start off with the standard Belgian waffle and add fresh fruit or nuts to accompany it. The creative team has thought outside of the box with unique items like green tea waffles and red velvet waffles. The waffle flight has both of these to sample plus a few more including a chocolate waffle for dessert.

The pancake portion of the breakfast menu is similar to the waffle options including gluten-free possibilities made with rice flour. A plethora of sides from eggs, meat and breads are listed to mix up the standard dishes.

What's a wonut? It's a hybrid made for people who waffle about dining decisions! It combines doughnuts and waffle ingredients to make something original but in the same vein as the original early-morning treats.

Don't sleep on the skillets with a variety of veggies and multiple meats paired together or simply build your own if desired. Travel south of the border with hearty breakfast burritos filled with chorizo sausage or dig into a trio of deep-fried chicken flautas.

The mixologists at the South Loop location have strived to create memorable concoctions for patrons to sip on throughout their experience. Wake up with a Chicago Waffles Cafe Martini thanks to an espresso shot or power up those taste buds with a multiple berry mojito.

The menu covers more than just breakfast and brunch, there's lunch to munch on as well. The Chitown Burger smashes an eight-ounce black Angus patty into a bun and tops it with a sunny-side-up egg, cheese and bacon. Salads center around mixed greens, chicken or fish for a lighter diet.

Specials are highlighted daily on a separate menu and helpful servers are on hand to assist along the way. See how these waffles stack up at and plan a trip today.