It’s rare that I’m in the downtown area of Chicago, but when I do go, I usually like to visit a restaurant that has good food, convenient, and has cheap parking. Eppel’s Restaurant is all of that. Today was possibly my third visit to the location, and I was determined to get a Belgium waffle. It was also July 29th – National Chicken Wing Day, which means one of my favorite combos was about to take place – Chicken and Waffles. I know a lot of people think it’s weird, but for me the combo works perfectly!

Belgium Waffles - Eppel's Restaurant

I got there around 10:45am, and the restaurant did have a few patrons, but there was tons of seating available. The hostess tells me to sit wherever I want.  The waiter came right away and took my order. One of the things that I noticed – which I really didn’t pay attention to before, was the proximity of the kitchen and wait staff to the dining area. The waiters and waitresses were older and loud, however, I was enjoying their “private” conversation. It was like I was in Boston on an episode of Cheers, but instead of a bar it’s a restaurant. 

Anyway, this place has a massive breakfast and lunch menu. There’s lot of comfort and southern foods like liver and onions, baked meatloaf, salmon patties, and lox.  They even have a salami omelette and a bologna omelette. I’m not adventurous enough to try those out.

If you’re ever in the South Loop area, you should check it out. 

EPPEL’S RESTAURANT

554 Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607
312-922-2206