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#41 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
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747 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60605
+1 312-789-9655
06:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Aside from the awesome menu, high energy ambiance (don't come here if you want a quiet place), this hip breakfast/ lunch restaurant with multiple locations around Chicago, has now started carrying gluten free bread for toast and sandwiches! Yay!! The service is personable and attentive, coffee refilled regularly, cloth napkins (!!) and really quite reasonably priced for Chicago. Hint: try... More 

Thank Russell T
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most excellent breakfast at Yolk on Wells in Chicago. Our server, Gionne was exceptional mentioning some specials of the day. Can't go wrong with the Yolk special with eggs, pancakes, sausage and bacon. Very filling, and endless coffee. The server comped me the real maple syrup. The whipped butter for the 'cakes just melts on them. Gionne also... More 

Thank GregoryFrancis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This place will not disappoint. The staff is wonderful and they all seem to enjoy their jobs. The food and coffee are perfect. The Santa Fe frittata was absolutely fantastic. The portions are just a little too big to finish in one sitting for my taste, but far from uncommon for the country.

Thank jdx509
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I went to Yolk for breakfast the same day of Chicago Marathon. My husband was running the marathon and I decided to wait for its passage at 12th km in this restaurant. The location it's perfect if you want to see the marathon, the restaurant has a large window just in front of the street where the marathoners run the... More 

Thank ValeEAntoP
Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Another busy little restaurant with a great following. You can walk in but at peak times you will be waiting probably at least 30 minutes. They do take reservations. Breakfast served all the time along with a regular simple menu but most go here for the breakfast menu and it's all good.

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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I may not be English - Wales is close enough - but I left Yolk fuller than a full thing on Fullday. And I loved it! If you ever watch American TV shows or read Jack Reacher, this is the kind of place you see. I sat at the counter - very exciting - and ordered Corn Beef Hash, a... More 

Thank thomsr
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

The menu offers so many great choices for every palate. The coffee is strong and delicious. The fruit is fresh and beautiful. The Cinnamon French toast is sweet creamy and yummy. The service was perfect.

Thank cathy l
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We walked their from The Gwen hotel off Magnificent Mile. It was a Sunday and they were slammed. Very busy and bustling, but when you get a table and eat you know why. Great and creative dishes. We really enjoyed it. Love a good breakfast on the weekend. You could tell the locals knew about this place.

Thank Xterrajim24
Cleveland, Ohio
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Fast, friendly and satisfying. Good crepes, eggs Benedict and bacon along with knowledgeable staff who were attentive but not overly so.

Thank Sue T
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped there for breakfast during business trip. Fast, friendly service and great food with large portions! Definately would go again.

Thank Jenny P

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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
Diner, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 747 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-789-9655
Yolk is a breakfast & lunch restaurant. We use top quality ingredients & fresh produce to serve the best breakfast in Chicago! (BYOB)

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

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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