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Wishbone Restaurant

1001 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607-2102
+1 312-850-2663
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese grits” (14 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1001 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607-2102
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The delicious food, the service was outstanding, just remarkable! My husband and I went one evening passing up a dozen or more restaurants on Randolph to get to Wishbone and we loved our meal selection. Try the blackened trout okay...sweet mashed potatoes with pecans please....More

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When in Chicago, we eat here a couple of times per month. I especially like their bean cakes, cheese grits and corn muffin. Our group had a variety of their offerings, grilled cheese and pancakes for my grandchildren, French toast and omelettes for everyone else....More

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had a delicious weekday lunch of blackend trout and brisket hash, sides of sauted spinach and blackeyed beans with rice. Too much to eat, brought some home. Great lively atmosphere, super service, very diverse customers. Big selection on menu, need to go back several...More

Thank Jxstr
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Nice place, but not quite as good as I remember it from a few years ago. Food was just OK. With the inconvenience and expense of parking, I do not think we will return.

Thank Knith
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Came here with friends. One thing I noticed is that we all found something completely different to choose from. The variety here is really good and appealing. The staff is friendly and the service is quite good, even at peak times on the weekend!

Thank SimpsonTide985
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Wishbone, a long time West Loop restaurant, is perfect for a casual breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's a family restaurant with an indoor and outdoor seating area in the summer. The service is always good and Sundays tend to be busy. The food is Louisiana...More

Thank Alicia M
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Dined with friends at Wishbone. Excellent food, service, drinks & atmosphere. The fried catfish, greens & sweet potatoes were delicious! Wishbone never disappoints, always offers a wonderful dining experience.

Thank Katrinka M
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Shrimp and grits. So good. I don't like grits, I don't like oatmeal, I don't like anything with that texture. But I don't even notice with Wishbone shrimp and grits. The staff was terrific, the drinks were yummy, and the place was hopping. Highly recommended!

Thank RenRabbit5678
Reviewed 21 January 2017

GET THE CRAWFISH CAKES! My family and I visit Chicago on long weekends every few months. Over a week out, we will count down the days we can enjoy until breakfast at Wishbone's. In fact, it's our first stop after the airport. We will eat...More

Thank brebre34
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We came to Wishbone on NYE morning. We expected a wait but we were able to get in right away. There are a ton of great breakfast dishes on the menu including a dizzying array of omelettes and other egg dishes. Our group had French...More

Thank KenL60089
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, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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