Top 10 Brunch Buffets In Chicago, Illinois

Brunch Buffets In Chicago
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Forget breakfast. For many travelers, brunch is the most important meal of the day. Brunch is a great mix of breakfast goodies and lunchtime snacks, as well as dinnertime favorites. Often enhanced with delicious twists on ordinary food fare, brunch buffets are a wonderfully indulgent treat when vacationing. Visitors to Chicago are lucky because not only will you find a wide range of nice accommodations like hotels with view of Lake Michigan or experience some of the top attractions in Chicago, the brunch buffet landscape in the Windy City is wide-ranging and diverse. If brunch time is the right time for you, read on to uncover Chicago’s hot spots for awesome brunch buffets!

1. The Almost Famous Brunch at 80 Proof Restaurant

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The Almost Famous Brunch at the industrial-chic 80 Proof Restaurant is a true original. An all-you-can-eat brunch buffet, The Almost Famous Brunch offers a well-stocked butcher shop with a wonderful choice of juicy carved meats. There’s a fabulous Nutella crepe station and Eggs Benedict and omelet station. However, the absolute highlight is the boozy donuts and creamy gelato. For an extra charge, guests of this weekend brunch can gain access to the Bloody Mary bar for a mimosas package. This brunch is decadent and delightful.

80 Proof Restaurant

Address: 1500 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

Website: 80 Proof Restaurant

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2. Away Game Brunch at Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern

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Located next door to historic Wrigley Field, Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern is a multi-level space that features two outdoor terraces, affording stunning views of the ballpark and the Chicago skyline. Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern’s Away Game Brunch offers an all-you-can-eat weekend brunch buffet, but only when the Chicago Cubs are playing games on the road. Make your way to the omelet, meat carving, waffle, hot dog, and dessert stations as many times as you want at Away Game Brunch’s limitless feast. For an extra charge, there are boozy offerings that include a mimosa package, along with a fully stocked Bloody Mary bar.

Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern

Address: 3647 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

Website: Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern

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3. All-You-Care-To-Eat brunch at Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant

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Offering a delicious Gaelic touch, Chief O'Neill’s Pub and Restaurant’s All-You-Care-To-Eat weekend buffet is a must try. The atmosphere at Chief O'Neill’s Pub and Restaurant is bustling, friendly, and provides an authentic pub ambiance. The brunch buffet choices are plentiful and distinctive. Sprinkled throughout the buffet are true originals, like Irish-style Eggs Benedict, corned beef hash, and Chief’ O'Neill’s Pub and Restaurant’s famous fish and chips. There’s a carving station and appetizing seafood, such as peel and eat shrimp and house-smoked Atlantic salmon. Standard items are also available: made-to-order omelets, bacon, sausage, waffles, and fresh pastries.

Chief O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant

Address: 3471 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Website: Chief O'Neill’s Pub and Restaurant

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4. Sunday Brunch Buffet at Lake Shore Cafe

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Posted by Lake Shore Cafe on Sunday, February 23, 2014

If you’re staying in one of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Hyde Park, might as well check this brunch spot out! Located in the pretty Hyde Park area, The Sunday Brunch Buffet at Lake Shore Cafe provides a budget-friendly offering at its sprawling two-tier eatery. The establishment has a folksy feel, with a bit of simple elegance. Guests can enjoy a nice salad bar, delicious smoked salmon, savory fried chicken, honey-glazed ham, made-to-order Belgian waffles, delectable barbecue ribs, and a nicely equipped omelet station. A single complimentary glass of champagne, fresh-squeezed orange juice, or mimosas is offered to each guest, and There are limitless refills on hot coffee.

Lake Shore Cafe

Address: 4900 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60615

Website: Lake Shore Cafe

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5. Sunday Brunch at Maple & Ash

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After a night of partying in one of the top nightclubs in Chicago, brunch should be on your itinerary the next day. Chic, tasty, and fun is the experience at Maple & Ash’s Sunday Brunch. Towering ceilings, pretty, gauzy drapes, and an entertaining DJ sets the inviting mood in the center dining room. Table-side carts roll by with fantastic items to sample: prawns, scallops, clams, fried chicken, and, a crowd favorite, Maple & Ash’s house-made Ricotta Agnolotti. The Marker Omelet with goat cheese, black truffle, garlic scapes, and asparagus is scrumptious and may be the best omelet you’ll ever taste. Maple & Ash’s Sunday Brunch is pricey, but it is without a doubt worth it.

Maple & Ash

Address: 8 W Maple St, Chicago, IL 60610

Website: Maple & Ash

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6. Weekly Gospel Brunch at Norman's Bistro

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Posted by Norman's Bistro on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Weekly Gospel Brunch at Norman’s Bistro is a lively and fun Sunday brunch buffet. Weekly Gospel Brunch includes warm sweet potato pancakes, tasty barbecue spare ribs, extraordinary fried chicken, fresh house-made pastries, a fully loaded omelet station, a great carving station, and non-alcoholic beverages. Weekly Gospel Brunch offers the added pleasure of live music. The melodious atmosphere continues later in the day with the Sunday Jazz Night event. Sundays are a guaranteed good and delicious time at Norman’s Bistro.

Norman's Bistro

Address: 1001 E 43rd St, Chicago, IL 60653

Website: Norman’s Bistro

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7. Saturday & Sunday Brunch at Park & Field

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Depending on the time of year and the chef’s whims, Saturday & Sunday Brunch at Park & Field offer dishes that change weekly. Rotating entrees, like prime rib hash and tacos al pastor, are a nice surprise for guests, and there’s even vegan and vegetarian choices: quinoa fritters and zucchini meatballs. However, main staples are always found on the menu, such as fresh omelets, Eggs Benedict, bacon, cold cooked meats, pancakes, hash browns, and fruit salad. For an additional charge, diners can enjoy a bottomless drink package: Bloody Marys and mimosas.

Park & Field

Address: 3509 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Website: Park & Field

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8. Everyday brunch buffet at Pearl's Place

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Classic brunch buffet food with a genuine Southern twist is what you’ll uncover at Pearl’s Place. Pearl’s Place has been a neighborhood favorite for decades, and its tantalizing everyday brunch buffet offers an endless supply of farm-fresh eggs and made-to-order omelets and waffles. There’s also a scrumptious selection of home-style breakfast sides, such as grits, rice, potatoes, and warm buttermilk biscuits. A variety of meats, like spicy sausages and turkey patties, are on hand. Delectable chicken wings, fried catfish, and savory salmon croquettes can also be piled on your plate.

Pearl's Place

Address: 3901 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653

Website: Pearl’s Place

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9. Weekend Brunch at Shaw's Crab House

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A well rounded meal of oysters, crab & sushi. #shawscrabhouse #alwaysinseason

Posted by Shaw's Crab House on Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Situated near Navy Pier, Shaw’s Crab House is one of Chicago’s top seafood restaurants. Shaw’s Crab House Weekend Brunch is definitely a seafood lover’s delight, offering signatures dishes like fried shrimp, crab cakes, seafood gumbo, and Parmesan crusted cod. Providing five fabulous buffet stations, Weekend Brunch offer a chilled seafood and salad bar, and a wonderful hot buffet with classic breakfast fare. There’s a top-notch build-your-own omelet and waffle station. There’s also a wonderful surf and turf station, featuring roasted beef tenderloin and lobster bisque. The prices are certainly not budget-friendly, however this flat-fee brunch buffet is the best deal for seafood in Chicago.

Shaw's Crab House

Address: 21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611

Website: Shaw’s Crab House

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10. Brunch at The Signature Room

Signature Room - 95th Floor of John Hancock Center - Chicago - Illinois - USA
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Situated on the 95th floor of the Hancock Building, one of the most famous buildings in Chicago, Brunch at The Signature Room is a class act. Not only does the venue afford stupendous views and live piano music, but the food is out-of-this-world. The brunch menu consists of a wide variety of eclectic options, from brie and pear quiche to savory avocado toast comprised of poached eggs, sourdough bread, arugula salad, and a lemon vinaigrette The Eggs Benedict is decadent, comprised of potato pancakes, fresh poached eggs, Canadian bacon, sauteed spinach, and a delicate pink peppercorn hollandaise sauce. There’s a selection of assorted charcuterie, hot gourmet soups, chilled seafood, and luscious desserts. What more could you ask for?

The Signature Room

Address: 875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Website: The Signature Room

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Let the mimosas flow at Chicago's brunch time

When it comes to satisfying your waffle, Eggs Benedict, and everything- else-in-between cravings, Chicago’s brunch buffets serve a knock-out punch. Whether the setting’s an upscale restaurant with a bird’s-eye view of the city or a casual neighborhood cafe with a cozy ambiance, Chicago’s brunch buffets are filled with sweet treats and savory delights to make your mouth water and your taste buds sing. Along with the top-notch tourist attractions like theme and amusement parks or visiting the scenic lakes in Chicago, make sure one of these Chicago brunch buffets is on your list of things to do!

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Catherine has written professionally for over 10 years, and a sizable amount has been travel writing. Her desire to see the world was sparked at a very young age. Growing up, there were many family...Read more

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