Your guide to Chicago Northwest breakfast places

Morning people understand how essential a good meal is once the sun rises. For brunch people, there’s nothing like starting your day with eggs, bacon and a mimosa! Fortunately for all, terrific brunch restaurants can be found all across Chicago Northwest. Our convenient guide will get your weekend mornings kicked off the right way!

RealTime Sports Bar, Elk Grove Village, IL

Pizza for breakfast, yes please! At RealTime Sports Bar, pair Sunday’s bottomless mimosas with your favorite toppings on a great pie. If you’re really hungry, try to take on the Elk Grove Village eatery’s Bench Me Burger. The colossal burger is two-½ lb Angus Beef Burgers topped with six pieces of crispy bacon (yes, six pieces), aged cheddar cheese, grilled onions and sautéed mushrooms. Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find something to enjoy within their extensive menu.

Granite City Food & Brewery, Schaumburg, IL

Serving up an impressive lineup every Sunday, the brunch menu at Granite City Food & Brewery has a spread everyone will relish. Guests will be treated to an assorted mix of fresh pastries, carved roasted meats and a wide variety of fresh hot and cold foods all served buffet style. We’d argue they take the crown in brunch buffets. One trip will explain why it's named the Lawless Brunch, so be ready to break all the rules of breakfast! Wash down the delicious eats with their Infinite Mimosas, crisp bubbles with a band of juices. Absolutely no one leaves this Schaumburg brunch eatery still hungry.

Walker Brothers Pancake House, Arlington Heights and Schaumburg, IL

For over 50 years, Walker Brothers Arlington Heights and Schaumburg have been serving up one of the best cinnamon apple pancakes.  Be sure to get a side of thick cut bacon and some freshly squeezed orange juice to top off this warm breakfast treat. 

Maxfield's Pancake House, Schaumburg, IL

Open 7 days a week, this family-owned Schaumburg staple is ready to be your first stop on any trip.  Serving up a wide array of breakfast and lunch options for over 20 years! Come in for daily specials and homemade soup.  

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