These 15 mighty independent waffle restaurants in Chicago will have your mouth watering

by Carrie Bradon | May 2, 2018, 3:51am |

Waffles have a presence in countries including France, Belgium and the United States.

With a history dating back to the Neolithic age, waffles have existed in one form or another for longer than many other foods. With simple ingredients that include flour, milk, eggs and salt -- and an infinite list of our favorite toppings upon which to load up on -- the choices are endless.

Something that makes waffles very unique is that they have a presence in many countries including France, Belgium and the United States, to name a few. Another little known fact is that in the 1700s, leftover waffles often were given to the servants of a property and sometimes were accompanied with fried chicken, a pairing that has stood the test of time.. 

If your mouth is watering, here are 15 mighty independent waffle joints in Chicago well worth a visit. 

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Chicago Waffles

1400 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 854-8572
Chicago Waffles boasts some of the best waffles in the country; don't believe us? Give it a shot!

Batter & Berries

2748 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-7710
Cleverly named, this restaurant will have you salivating before you even walk in the door.

Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe

130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 938-9777
Wildberry has a lot to offer, but we recommend the waffles, of course!


3311 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 360-8873
Caribella serves some of the best chicken and waffles you could hope for.

Breakfast House

1800 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 997-2400

Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles

3947 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 536-3300
Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles is famous for a good reason.

Hendrickx Belgian Bread Center

100 E. Walton St., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 649-6717
Waffles are just one of the European treasures that can be found in the Windy City.

Luella's Southern Kitchen

4609 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 961-8196
Luella's Southern Kitchen is full of many sweet creations, including waffles to delight.

Janik's Cafe

2011 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 276-7930
Janik's Cafe has the reputation of making some of the best Belgium Waffles in the city.


2018 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 252-9060
WHISK whips up some of the best breakfasts in Chicago.


355 E. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 822-9655
Yolk makes all things breakfast more delicious than you could hope.

Pannenkoeken Cafe

4757 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 769-8800
Though their specialty is crepes, their waffles are just as decadent.

Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club

3348 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60659
(872) 208-7079
Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club's intimate setting and wonderful meals will make you feel right at home.

Mortar & Pestle

3108 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 857-2087
Mortar & Pestle is in the business of creating delicious entrees with an array of unique ingredients.

Mother Cluckers Kitchen

5200 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 685-4630
This restaurant will have you coming back for more Southern delights.

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