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Valois Restaurant

1518 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4503
+1 773-667-0647
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (9 reviews)
“stew” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
1518 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4503
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply the best breakfast for the price and it's a Chicago icon. Get the #5 and some biscuits, of course.

Thank mmditz88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The portions you get for the price you pay are excellent, and the food comes out pretty quickly. The reason I dropped a star was because I got food poisoning, but it most likely didn’t come from here, but it might have.

Thank SoxWin09
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

Simple and delicious. Local cafeteria style restaurant with wide variety of scrumptious home made food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Staff were friendly a d courteous and prices were excellent!

Thank Betsy D
Reviewed December 29, 2017

Reliable, very popular, cafeteria, hence the motto "See your food". Famous for breakfast, when you might encounter Barack Obama, but don't overlook lunch and supper. Solid dinner entrees in the $7-8 range, such as roast beef, chicken, fish, pork chops or stew. Steaks a bit...More

1  Thank Roger D
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

This mid-century-style cafeteria serves excellent traditional American diner fare. Breakfast items are served every day. We eat here practically every time that we come to Chicago but their vegetarian omelets and hash browns are so good that I’ve never tried anything else. The restaurant only...More

Thank IvanSusanin1613
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful cafeteria style restaurant. Best home made biscuits and potato corn chowder soup out of this world. The sandwiches excellent. There were 4 of us and we all raved about everything. We will go back for breakfast some day. The staff very entertaining and friendly.

Thank Pecpmc
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

President Obama has his own table in this cafeteria style eatery. My experience was breakfast with the 3 egg omelette with bacon and cheese with a side of potatoes or grits and choice of toast or biscuit. More than the girl could eat in a...More

Thank Bah715
Reviewed October 28, 2017

It was our first time in Hyde Park and we were with a tour and our lunch was included in the price. The reason we were brought here was because this is the restaurant that President Obama loves to eat at. And I can see...More

1  Thank meezer3
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Went with my wife’s family. I enjoyed the Ruben Sandwich. French Fries would have been great. The Hash Browns were not good. Sample my wife’s BBQ Ribs, they were delicious. Valois also has good looking Stew and a Prime Rib. Cash only!

Thank GermanDave
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Sweet people, feel like you're coming to your grandparents and aunts and uncles to feed you. Prices are amazing. The Patti melt was outstanding, as was the rice pudding. Salad was enormous, enough for two. Great value!

Thank HenrysOnTheGo
Hyde Park
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one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This
historic area is home to two of the city’s most
prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science
and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615-4503
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-667-0647
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