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#44 of 7,610 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown / The Loop
Diner, American
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747 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60605
06:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great variety on the menu. Great food and service. Lovely atmosphere. Hardly any waiting time. Really enjoyed it will be back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Adelaide, Australia
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305 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We haven't lived in Chicago for over a decade, and out visits back "home" have been sporadic, so we normally go only where we know or have recommended by locals. However, we went out on a limb for this place and it did not disappoint! Huge portions of scrumptious, if typical American breakfast fare. The bacon was delicious, as were... More 

Thank hogiebear33
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

…fun upscale joint with a huge bar, open tables and booths for all group sizes. Love the single booths for you and your date! Quick and friendly service even during the busy times, is always a point of emphasis at Yolk. The Staff is very knowledgeable and good at what they do! Have questions…. ask, they know their breakfast! The... More 

Thank Greg R
Cameron Park, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Breakfast is definitely worth the wait at Yolk. We waited over 45 minutes on Marathon Sunday but I was so glad we did! The food was relatively inexpensive and extremely plentiful. The service as quick and the waitress was very nice. They turn people over quickly without rushing you! It was so good, we went back the next day for... More 

Thank Yvette L
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast location with so many tasty options- the biggest problem is choosing what to have! Corned beef hash & eggs was awesome and the juice was super fresh. Our server was brilliant and struck the perfect balance between chatty and giving us space to relax.

Thank stevecbr

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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: 13127899655
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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