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Svea Restaurant

American, Swedish, Cafe, European, Diner, Scandinavian
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5236 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2102
+1 773-275-7738
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank decarlson67
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We live in the neighborhood and come here for a no frills breakfast. We love the fact you can order just eggs, great potatoes, bacon (which is like country style slab bacon) and toast. It's cozy and has delicious Swedish roots!

Thank Jeffery F
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

How can you beat Swedish pancakes with lignon berries?! very old school breakfast diner feel to it, service is great, food is awesome- don't be afraid to try the Swedish sausages with your breakfast!

Thank RhotanVonRhotan
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319 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure where I got the idea to eat here, but it's a solid choice. Had the Swedish Tease which is eggs, meat, and lignonberry pancakes. Enjoyed every last bit. Not sure why I was the only customer at 8AM, but perhaps lunch or weekends are busier. A bit of Swedish kitsch adds to the atmosphere. No credit cards,... More 

Thank Kirbyk
Georgetown, Texas
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My husband and I both had omelets and they were very yummy. Not too big but enough to fill you up. The service was good.

Thank Eileen G
Chicago, Illinois
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Svea is located in the Andersonville neighborhood. It's a tiny, but quaint little place surrounded by various small local businesses. I stopped in on a Tuesday around noon and had breakfast. It was almost a full house w/2 free tables and counter seating available. The food came out quickly, my bacon was crispy as I asked, and my coffee cup... More 

Thank duranie4life
Cedar Rapids
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

While looking at the most recent reviews, I would concur with just about everything positive that was written. We stopped in for a late breakfast on a Sunday. The food was tasty, the service was prompt and friendly, and the prices were very reasonable. It is a smaller place and remember to bring cash.

Thank Arvid
Kinross, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I always visit this Swedish restaurant for brunch when in Andersonville - the food is always well presented and the service excellent. Relaxing and informal,

Thank J0J01818
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Love the Swedish pancakes and lingonberries. The omelettes are good too. Wait staff is always friendly and speedy. I've been going here for years and often crave their breakfasts on Sundays.

Thank A C
Wauconda, Illinois
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150 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Located in Andersonville on clark and foster where you can still have a Swedish breakfast like it used to be. Small restaurant with limited seating but the food is great and the service fast and friendly. I ordered the 'Swedish Tease' one Swedish pancake, 2 bacon, and 2 eggs very nice. Try this place when you are in the area.... More 

Thank Rex M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Swedish, Cafe, European, Diner, Scandinavian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5236 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-275-7738

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?