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11 St. Patrick's Day Spots For A Delicious Breakfast

Fuel up in the morning or face the consequences

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St. Patrick's Day is just over a week away, but the celebrations start this weekend, and if you plan on celebrating, make sure to do it on a full stomach. Fuel up with a traditional European breakfast of eggs, sausage, black pudding, baked beans and more and wash it down with a pint of Guinness or some Irish whiskey. Trust us: You'll be glad you did once midday rolls around. Listed alphabetically.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Au Cheval

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800 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 929-4580
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Burgers aren’t the only things worth waiting in line for at Brendan Sodikoff’s diner. His version of the English classic is available during brunch hours and features Au Cheval’s infamous bacon, scrambled eggs, housemade baked beans and griddled tomatoes.

2. Dunlays on the Square

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3137 W Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-2400
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A hearty Irish breakfast wouldn’t be complete without an accompanying beverage. Fortunately, Dunlays has it covered with an Irish breakfast that comes complete with fried eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, hash browns and a pint of Guinness for $14.

3. Galway Arms

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2442 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 472-5555
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Plenty of pubs serve a full breakfast but the Galway Arms in Lincoln Park offers a complete Irish experience. In addition to the food and craft beers, there’s also a solid list of Irish whiskies and the sounds of live, traditional music every Sunday night.

4. The Globe Pub

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1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 871-3757
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Soccer fans know and love the Globe Pub. You’ll always find fervent supporters watching games while drinking European brews from the massive beer list. The food menu offers traditional pub fare like shepherds pie, fish & chips and a full breakfast that’s served all day.

5. The Grafton Irish Pub & Grill

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4530 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 271-9000
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Whether it’s morning or night, an Irish breakfast is always available at this Lincoln Square pub. And with an impressive beer and whiskey list, it’s a great place to settle down with a pint (or two) and listen to some live music while noshing on bangers and rashers.

6. Johnny's Grill

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2545 N Kedzie Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-2215

Sarah Jordan brought a number of cheffy twists to the menu when she took over Logan Square’s favorite greasy spoon last year. In a nod to her Irish heritage, diners can order a full breakfast of bangers, back bacon, black and white pudding, fried eggs and toast.

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7. The Kerryman

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661 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 335-8121
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River North’s punk-club-turned-pub is a popular multi-level establishment serving contemporary Irish fare. You’ll find plenty of staples on the menu as well as weekend brunch offering, what else, an Irish breakfast.

8. Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro

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3905 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 248-3905
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Traditional Irish cuisine gets a modern spin at North Center’s popular bistro. Though the classics need no tinkering and the Irish breakfast includes all of the usual items like blood sausage and fried mushrooms.

9. Owen & Engine

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2700 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 235-2930
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One of the city’s best gastropubs offers a variety of traditional English fare and a cozy environment to take it all in. On the Sunday brunch menu, a fry-up is featuring baked beans, fried eggs, blood sausage and bangers is the perfect way to get the morning started.

10. Pleasant House Bakery

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964 W 31st St
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 523-7437
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While the Bridgeport bakery is most known for its signature meat pies, there’s also a rotating selection of daily specials as well. Drop in on Sundays and enjoy a full English fry-up with all of the standard fixings.

11. Replay Beer & Bourbon

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5358 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 654-1369
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The Andersonville restaurant and video game arcade is getting in the Irish spirit this year for St. Paddy’s Day. The extensive whiskey selection already makes it a great spot to celebrate but on March 12-13, guests will also be able to order a special fry-up that includes two eggs, rashers, bangers, black and white pudding, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and breakfast potatoes for $16.95.

Marc Much

1. Au Cheval

800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Burgers aren’t the only things worth waiting in line for at Brendan Sodikoff’s diner. His version of the English classic is available during brunch hours and features Au Cheval’s infamous bacon, scrambled eggs, housemade baked beans and griddled tomatoes.

800 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

2. Dunlays on the Square

3137 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

A hearty Irish breakfast wouldn’t be complete without an accompanying beverage. Fortunately, Dunlays has it covered with an Irish breakfast that comes complete with fried eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, hash browns and a pint of Guinness for $14.

3137 W Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647

3. Galway Arms

2442 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Plenty of pubs serve a full breakfast but the Galway Arms in Lincoln Park offers a complete Irish experience. In addition to the food and craft beers, there’s also a solid list of Irish whiskies and the sounds of live, traditional music every Sunday night.

2442 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614

4. The Globe Pub

1934 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

Soccer fans know and love the Globe Pub. You’ll always find fervent supporters watching games while drinking European brews from the massive beer list. The food menu offers traditional pub fare like shepherds pie, fish & chips and a full breakfast that’s served all day.

1934 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60613

5. The Grafton Irish Pub & Grill

4530 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Whether it’s morning or night, an Irish breakfast is always available at this Lincoln Square pub. And with an impressive beer and whiskey list, it’s a great place to settle down with a pint (or two) and listen to some live music while noshing on bangers and rashers.

4530 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

6. Johnny's Grill

2545 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647
Marc Much

Sarah Jordan brought a number of cheffy twists to the menu when she took over Logan Square’s favorite greasy spoon last year. In a nod to her Irish heritage, diners can order a full breakfast of bangers, back bacon, black and white pudding, fried eggs and toast.

2545 N Kedzie Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647

7. The Kerryman

661 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

River North’s punk-club-turned-pub is a popular multi-level establishment serving contemporary Irish fare. You’ll find plenty of staples on the menu as well as weekend brunch offering, what else, an Irish breakfast.

661 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654

8. Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro

3905 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Traditional Irish cuisine gets a modern spin at North Center’s popular bistro. Though the classics need no tinkering and the Irish breakfast includes all of the usual items like blood sausage and fried mushrooms.

3905 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

9. Owen & Engine

2700 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

One of the city’s best gastropubs offers a variety of traditional English fare and a cozy environment to take it all in. On the Sunday brunch menu, a fry-up is featuring baked beans, fried eggs, blood sausage and bangers is the perfect way to get the morning started.

2700 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

10. Pleasant House Bakery

964 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 60608

While the Bridgeport bakery is most known for its signature meat pies, there’s also a rotating selection of daily specials as well. Drop in on Sundays and enjoy a full English fry-up with all of the standard fixings.

964 W 31st St
Chicago, IL 60608

11. Replay Beer & Bourbon

5358 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Marc Much

The Andersonville restaurant and video game arcade is getting in the Irish spirit this year for St. Paddy’s Day. The extensive whiskey selection already makes it a great spot to celebrate but on March 12-13, guests will also be able to order a special fry-up that includes two eggs, rashers, bangers, black and white pudding, baked beans, grilled tomatoes and breakfast potatoes for $16.95.

5358 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

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