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Wishbone - Lincoln

3.9
53 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Top Tags:
  • Kid-friendly
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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About

Southern Reconstruction Cooking means made-from-scratch traditional recipes with healthier ingredients for yankee tastes: We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and our weekend Brunch is rated among the best in Chicago. Wishbone is known for its popular prices and the most diverse patrons in the midwest--crossing income, race, ethnic, gay and straight lines--and all ages. The Wishbone on Lincoln is a neighborhood nexus on the Northside and very popular with young families.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Cajun
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00AM - 11:00AM
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Dinner: Sunday & Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(773) 549-2663
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joel Nickson
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Catering
In House, Wishbone is ideal for rehearsal dinners and off-site caters with drop-off banquets to not-for-profits, schools, hospitals and and a wide range of businesses.
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Cross street
School
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Parking details
Public lot one block away by Belmont Library on Melrose. Ample street parking.
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Public transit
Brown Line Paulina station 1 block; Lincoln Ave. Bus in front; Ashland and Belmont bus lines 1 block away.
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Entertainment
Monthly art exhibitions and occasional musical performances.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.9
service
3.6
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarlaEdgewater (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on July 25, 2013

Fun ambience; chicken was a little dry, but other dishes were pretty good.

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Sharpie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 20, 2013

Good food,friendly place with reasonable prices

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 14, 2013

sunday night music is a great addition to the spot

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2013

Food was excellent as always, first time at this location. Just as good as the location on Washington.

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CSSchicago (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2013

Wishbone has really improved since I was there last (about 10 years ago). The service was fantastic and the food was great. Can't wait to go back...

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vipchicagocooks (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2012

Haven't been here for a while, but it was great to rediscover it. Wonderful rolls, corn muffins - good salads, fish, sides. Attentive servers, plenty of room between tables for private conversation while still feeling like part of the community. Love!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2012

I love the Chicken wire hanging lamps and the artwork. The food was fun and delicious. Good portions, original, creative and funky. Something fun and different which is always refreshing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 26, 2012

We love Wishbone. It is perfect for Sunday brunch, breakfast alone on a Tuesday morning, or dinner with the kids on a snowy night after ice skating. The shrimp and grits are one of our favorite dishes and the kids love the pancakes. The staff is very friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2012

Love the hush puppies! Fun atmosphere.

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Sharpie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2012

One of my favorite place's, nice simple menu, great prices. A fun friendly staff, you can't find anything bad about it. I've been going here since it opened.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2012

I am very sorry, but actually, I did not make it to this reservation. However, I have been to Wishbone many times & I love the atmosphere, and the food-- it's always been very good service, too. I will continue to go there when I am in the Lakeview hood & I recommend it to my friends!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2012

First, there is the whimsical design playing off the source of Wishbones. Then comes the friendly greeting. Finally, great food served with attentive care. A great, informal place for all age groups.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2012

The food was mediocre, but the service was very good. Maybe the breakfast is better, but I wouldn't recommend it for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on October 28, 2012

I grew up eating Southern cooking and this is not close. It is weird because I have ordered their take out and enjoyed it. When I came to the restaurant and ordered salmon crouquettes they were mushy. They were not crisp on the outside. My salad was good, but who messes up salad. It was not as good as I expected. I will continue to do my southern cooking at home.

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vipTom2 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on October 11, 2012

Wonderful service, food was not fancy nor memorable other than some amazing grilled asparagus and an incredible bread pudding for dessert. We hear it is a breakfast/brunch place and that is easy to imagine. Good place for a quick, casual meal.

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