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Under 55 Cafe

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55 E Monroe St, Lobby lower 1, Chicago, IL 60603-5713
+1 312-849-9512
07:00 - 14:00
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 lot of food for a decent price. The tastes are OK too.

Thank ChicagoYan
Chicago, Illinois
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161 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
Saint Charles, Illinois
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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. The price was reasonable. It doesn't have much ambiance, to say the least, but is... More 

Thank Melissa042
Dayton, Ohio
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. The guys behind the grill were engaging with everyone.

Thank RickF413
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

The decor is relatively nice and there is a selection of five places to eat--providing choices from sandwiches, salads to pasta. The service was very slow, both at the cafe I choose and at the checkout. I didn't see any staff clearing and cleaning tables; so, I imagine it can get dirty when there is a crush of people. Talking... More 

Thank evi3207
Schererville, Indiana
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247 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 told me a couple weeks ago not to eat there. I tried the place this... More 

Thank lemonaid73
Conway, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 it's worth going just to watch the guy at the egg station. He was highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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