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Under 55 Cafe

55 E Monroe St, Lobby lower 1, Chicago, IL 60603-5713
+1 312-849-9512
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good39%
  • Average37%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
24 Jul 2017
“Tasty quick bite.”
28 Apr 2017
“average fare”
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Fast food
55 E Monroe St, Lobby lower 1, Chicago, IL 60603-5713
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Stopped in for breakfast twice while I was in town for a few days. Very cost effective and good quality offerings. Would stop in again when I'm in town.

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Tried sandwiches and pasta here and found them to be nothing out of the ordinary. Service was okay. The cost of food items served here is reasonable.

Thank meshef
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I have been eating in this cafeteria for years, it is in the basement of my office building. It is convenient, with a lot of sitting room. There are different offerings every day of the week, pasta only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You get a...More

Thank ChicagoYan
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Food court style cafeteria. Food quality is acceptable at reasonable prices for downtown. Atmosphere is dark and depressing, like the rehabbed basement it is.

Thank LadyLux86
Reviewed 5 January 2015

The best thing about this place is that you can walk around a little and choose from Asian, Mexican, Italian, pizza, salad buffet, sandwiches both ready-made and to order, etc. It is a bit like an old-style cafeteria, as you walk around with your tray....More

Thank Melissa042
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I never would have known about the Under 55 Cafe, except that a local recommended it. I stopped in my last morning in Chicago for breakfast and had one of the best egg sandwiches I've ever had. And it was cheap! Great service as well....More

Thank RickF413
Reviewed 30 May 2013

There are many choices at this place located under 55 E Monroe St Bldg. When they first opened it was a great place to eat especially for those who worked in the building. The cost was reasonable and the food was tasty. However, my colleagues...More

Thank lemonaid73
Reviewed 4 December 2011

Under 55 Cafe is across the street from the Palmer House Hilton. We were looking for a place to have breakfast and were told that all the employees from Palmer House eat breakfast at Under 55. We ate there two mornings during our stay, and...More

Thank jonesycrush
Downtown / The Loop
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Breakfast, Lunch
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 E Monroe St, Lobby lower 1, Chicago, IL 60603-5713
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-849-9512
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