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Dove's Luncheonette

1545 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

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(773) 645-4060


  • Sunday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Cuisine: Mexican Restaurants

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4.8 of 5.0 from 83 reviews

price range:$11 to $25


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Dove's Luncheonette in Chicago, IL
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  • Dove's Luncheonette in Chicago, IL
  • Dove's Luncheonette in Chicago, IL
  • Dove's Luncheonette in Chicago, IL
  • Dove's Luncheonette in Chicago, IL
  • Dove's Luncheonette in Chicago, IL
  • Dove's Luncheonette in Chicago, IL
  • Dove's Luncheonette in Chicago, IL
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Dove's Luncheonette Reviews

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  • Carps JThe peach salad 👌🏼

    55555 by Carps J

  • Cole LPhenomenal. Between the burnt ends hash, the fantastic drip coffee & solid service: this place is a winner ! Best breakfast I have had in Chicago, hands down.

    55555 by Cole L

  • Hideki K.Southern-inspired Mexican. To avoid crazy long lines on weekends, arrive before 10:30am. Chicken Fried Chicken was excellent. The Burnt Ends was okay, but the roasted potatoes & fried eggs were great.

    55555 by Hideki K.

  • Matthew M.For breakfast, try the burnt ends hash. Dinner menu is always evolving but if they have charred octopus, give it a go. Cocktails are also a staple, including the bloody Maria.

    55555 by Matthew M.

  • s p.Fried Chicken, 🥑 toast, and the nitro brewed coffee

    55555 by s p.

  • Chris IWicker Park (the neighborhood) has a unique Chicago Feel.

    55555 by Chris I

  • Matt D.Even if you're not normally a fan of fried green tomatoes, get them here. Bright and tasty.

    55555 by Matt D.

  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila CCome to Dove's Luncheonette and ask for Pueblo Viejo Tequila.

    55555 by Pueblo Viejo Tequila C

  • Elsa CTodo es delicioso y el lugar súper bonito. Pide el pollo frito (se puede compartir) y una mimosa.

    55555 by Elsa C

  • Peter B.Phenomenal waiters, delicious tamal, underrated oatmeal, great Mezcal selection, quality coffee... doesn't get much better for a luncheonette...

    55555 by Peter B.

  • Adrian sDesayunos tipo diner deliciosos. Pide pollo frito, huevos con papas hash y brisket. Hay mimosas, vinilos, djs por las noches. Un must muy cool en wicker park.

    55555 by Adrian s

  • ChicagoistFor a throwback, laid-back experience and after effects-abating Tex-Mex eats, head to Dove’s Luncheonette where chicken fried chicken, pozole rojo and burnt ends hash cures what ails you.

    55555 by Chicagoist

  • Thurgood C.Absolutely loved the chicken fried chicken! I ate every morsel on that plate. The chicken was done perfectly and the toppings and sauce mixed marvelously.

    55555 by Thurgood C.

  • Kathleen EVery NOISY, can't carry on a conversation.

    55555 by Kathleen E

  • Kathleen EWent for chicken and was 😔 they only serve thighs. Ugh

    22222 by Kathleen E

  • Sergio NGreat food!!!

    55555 by Sergio N

  • Louis KliegerExcellent fried chicken. But be warned - it's a heavy meal! Also the bacon side is great.

    55555 by Louis Klieger

  • Hanan MalI never thought I'd say I loved a place based on its avocado toast but man was it amazing!! But the coffee needed tweaking

    55555 by Hanan Mal

  • Morgan LChicken fried chicken

    55555 by Morgan L

  • Dana H.Pezole was good and they always have daily special options. Good for Small groups and you will have to wait. Diner style eating and communal! Very cute!

    55555 by Dana H.

  • Margo CEverything has been sooo good (Burnt Ends Hash, Avocado Toast, Atlanta Beach Pie, Fried Chicken w/verde chorizo gravy)!! And the service is great!!

    55555 by Margo C

  • EaterIf you need a little morning pick-me-up, the "Back to Life Cocktail" ceviche is a refreshing starter that’ll do the trick.

    55555 by Eater

  • JuliannaCounter seating abounds. Tasty.

    55555 by Julianna

  • Luis ShimabukuroBreakfast muito bom, ovo duplo, bacon, torradas e linguiça!

    55555 by Luis Shimabukuro

  • Minji DThe taco brisket norteña was amazing. A creative, unexpected blend of flavors packed into a hearty flour tortilla...so delicious!!! There was friendly service and a laid-back atmosphere as well.

    55555 by Minji D

  • ashish DChicken fried chicken is super good!! The brisket taco is equally good...

    55555 by ashish D

  • Colin BeerensThe burnt ends hash is fantastic!

    55555 by Colin Beerens

  • Tiffany Pget the country fried chicken, pass on the chiles rellenos

    55555 by Tiffany P

  • Amy R.Breakfast tacos were a great balance of spicy and filling

    55555 by Amy R.

  • EaterPaul Kahan and co. bring Tex-Mex comfort food to a traditional diner environment, adding a standout mezcal selection and soul music wafting from a turntable. Try the fried chicken and torta ahogada.

    55555 by Eater

  • VegonikPozole verde was surprisingly good! Perfect for hang overs lol loved the ambiance!

    55555 by Vegonik

  • EaterThis quaint Mexican diner serves up cute, trendy breakfast options. Try the multi-grained bread smeared with avocado and topped with warm country ham, red onion, and kumquat.

    55555 by Eater

  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila CThe Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Dove's Luncheonette!

    55555 by Pueblo Viejo Tequila C

  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila CThe Easter colors reflect in a Margarita mixed with Pueblo Viejo. Get yours here at Felices Vacaciones!

    33333 by Pueblo Viejo Tequila C

  • Melissa E.Good atmosphere and very rich Mexican food

    55555 by Melissa E.

  • JAvocado toast. Sounds so simple and yet they blow this out of the park.

    33333 by J

  • Michael SBrisket hash is why one comes here

    55555 by Michael S

  • Chris WChicken fried chicken

    55555 by Chris W

  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila CIf you are in Dove's Luncheonette, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.

    55555 by Pueblo Viejo Tequila C

  • Pauly G.Hard to disagree w/50 other ppl, but Dove's doesn't hit the spot for dinner, not even close. Coming from Texas, the taco was a sad Tex-Mex attempt - more of poorly executed Thai fusion dish. 6/10

    33333 by Pauly G.

  • Martin H.Get the chile relleno. Crunchy, with wonder cheese filling and tangy sauce. Not at all greasy.

    55555 by Martin H.

  • A TAmazing brunch/lunch, good cocktails

    55555 by A T

  • Ebrahim B.Sort-of Tex-Mex meets sort-of greasy spoon at this all-day Chicago diner; also on BA Top 50

    55555 by Ebrahim B.

  • Redeye ChicagoTender corn tortillas are stuffed with smoked chicken and covered in mole verde, queso fresco, cilantro, onions and pepitas. For $1 more, you can add a fried egg to anything on the menu.

    55555 by Redeye Chicago

  • Bitches Who B.The Bitches say: A. We love the bold flavors, updated diner décor, and impeccable service. The Dove’s Luncheonette may be the best casual brunch spot in Wicker Park.

    55555 by Bitches Who B.

  • Stephen AFried chicken, succotash, and hash are terrific

    55555 by Stephen A

  • Enrico SGreat Mexican fusion restaurant. Delicious small plates and friendly staff. Remind small plates are small.

    55555 by Enrico S

  • Geoffroy B.Now that's a mezcal menu!

    55555 by Geoffroy B.

  • Chase F.Loved it! Staff was amazing. The space is a bit loud so you'll need to shout a bit to hold a conversation during peak hours.

    55555 by Chase F.

  • T K.Anything! The dark sauce particularly.

    22222 by T K.

  • Alison DIf they have arepas on special, get them.

    55555 by Alison D

  • John KSit by the left bar where the drinks are being made. You get to see the staff make drinks in front of you and they are more engaging about if you're enjoying your food, and or drinks. Def coming back.

    55555 by John K

  • Stellaaaaa DuhartMezcal drinkers: this is the only place that I've found with a good selection. And the food is great!

    55555 by Stellaaaaa Duhart

  • Chez S.I have no words for how delicious this meal was.

    55555 by Chez S.

  • Daniel DHad the breakfast special: homemade sausage, 2 fried eggs, pickled spicy peppers and grits. Pro-tip: there's a Sichuan chili oil in the hot sauce rack!

    55555 by Daniel D

  • Jose AvalosI absolutely love you Dove's Luncheonette! Check out Freebie today!

    55555 by Jose Avalos

  • George S.Dove's Luncheonette, Check out Freebie, its awesome!

    55555 by George S.

  • Jordan B.One of my favorite breakfast spots. Very cozy, great music and awesome service.

    55555 by Jordan B.

  • ben m.Come for lunch on a Sunday. Have the pozole and 'Back to Life Cocktail" are quality! Good beers too. Nothing wrong with Al Green and Isaac Hayes on the turntables either.

    55555 by ben m.

  • Azad A.Desserts, throwback menu, atmosphere, everything.

    55555 by Azad A.

  • Molly LynnWait can be long on weekends for brunch. Food is great though. Love the chile rellenos and grits.

    55555 by Molly Lynn

  • Michael WayneSpicy brisket tacos, great enchiladas. Nice beer list

    55555 by Michael Wayne

  • Nick D.Brisket is Amazing for their Breakfast! Favorite breakfast spot in the City!!!

    55555 by Nick D.

  • Redeye ChicagoThis is certainly is the place to chow down on killer Mexican-influenced diner food. If hungover, try their Vuelve la Vida—which means "back to life."

    55555 by Redeye Chicago

  • ChicagoistWith ample counter seats and a record player that's always spinning, this space's look is greatly inspired by 1960s diners. The menu features modernized versions of classic Tex Mex dishes.

    55555 by Chicagoist

  • Joe C.Everything I have had here is delicious. Add an egg for $1.50!

    55555 by Joe C.

  • Matt AdamsChile Rellanos

    55555 by Matt Adams

  • Matt AdamsRed Chile Enchiladas

    55555 by Matt Adams

  • Grace A.The brisket taco was amazing - sip on the Sixth Stairstep with it.

    55555 by Grace A.

  • Chicago TribuneThis Wicker Park spot focuses on Mexican by way of the gravy-soused, cheese-stuffed, battered-and-fried South. Go for the Mexican seafood cocktail or roasted romanesco broccoli with pumpkin seed sauce

    55555 by Chicago Tribune

  • Tim SomervilleBrisket hash breakfast special. Wow! Very cool atmosphere.

    55555 by Tim Somerville

  • Redeye ChicagoThe big windows are easy to spot on this great brunch spot. The menu is glorious but the enchilada with fried egg is unmistakeable.

    55555 by Redeye Chicago


    55555 by Tom

  • Cary BlackOne of the best options in Wicker Park. Brunch is a must.

    55555 by Cary Black

  • Stina P.the latest from the team that brought avec, blackbird, big star, violet hour, and publican. 50s diner style seating and a southwest menu cannot do wrong. cute spot to catch up with pals. a must try.

    55555 by Stina P.

  • Christopher N.That Dyson Airblade damn near sliced my hands off, with air!

    33333 by Christopher N.

  • Zeke F.Start off with the ceviche.

    55555 by Zeke F.

  • Zach MGreat new spot by Paul Kahan, right next to Big Star. Traditional Mexican food fused with Southern comfort food. Great menu and full bar.

    55555 by Zach M

  • Cary BlackI could eat everything on the menu. Don't eat too much, they serve Hoosier Mama Pie... Horchata flavored, at that.

    55555 by Cary Black

  • Mel S.Diner breakfast!! Needed.

    55555 by Mel S.

  • Jennifer R.Chicken Fried Chicken

    55555 by Jennifer R.

  • sydney w.Precious old school looking diner with scrumptious brunch... everything on the menu is excellent. The brisket and the enchiladas are super flavorful!

    55555 by sydney w.

  • Eduardo GonzalezEnchilada with a Fried Egg was awesome, so was the Pozole.

    55555 by Eduardo Gonzalez

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