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  • American (Traditional), Local/Organic
  • 1123 N California Ave, Chicago IL60622 41.901761 -87.696876
  • (Btwn W Hadden Ave & Thomas St)
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  • (773) 342-9076
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User Ratings (Based on 12 reviews)

3.045
Food 3.3 Value 2.7
Service 2.7 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(773) 342-9076
Website:
www.flyingsaucerchicago.com
Notes:
Take Out Cash Only
Hours:
Daily: 8am-3pm
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Cheap Eats, BYOB, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Flying Saucer

    Posted by oo7Henry on 04/30/2013

    Overrated

    If you are vegan, they have some great options. If you are a meat eater, the food just isn't that good an expensive. I'd much rather go elsewhere. The food isn't terrible, it's just not that good. Hipsters love it though for some reason and i just don't get what the big deal is.

  • Flying Saucer

    Posted by G on 02/16/2012

    Bland Food & Over-priced breakfast food

    How can you ruin breakfast food that bad? I had the Trucker Bowl and the only only plus was the huge portion size and the appearane. It looked really yummy...but I was terribly disappointed. The bisquits were incredibly dry and hard. The gravy was bland and the sausage did not look like normal sausage. I only ate the eggs and potatoes in the bowl.

  • Flying Saucer

    Posted by 20 yrs in neighborhood on 01/27/2012

    why do people like this place?

    I have met others who like this place. My experiences were not that great. Been there three times and had enough. I just seems like the servers dont like what they do. But I tend to enjoy good service. The food was good. Portions were nothing to rave about.

  • Flying Saucer

    Posted by TLH on 12/18/2011

    Over priced and snotty staff if you don't look like a tree hugger

    food is over cooked and expensive for what it is.. Gave them 3 tries and there out.

  • Flying Saucer

    Posted by steve on 11/22/2010

    awesome

    dont listen to the negative reviews! I live down the street for 6 years and didnt know this place existed. I went in expecting nothing, since the decor is very minimal, but im a huge huge fan. i usually have left overs to take home. The people that complain about portion size must be freakin obese or something. try it before you listen to anything negative.

  • Flying Saucer

    Posted by Sammy on 06/26/2010

    Unskilled food prep and don't like what they do.

    These people simply do not care and have no cooking skills. BUT ..if you like what you do anything is possible. I also agree that if you don't have "hipster brand' look they fear you won't like sub par for full buck. A week ago..Entered to a surly faced short woman with glasses. Unfriendly start.Waited 15 minutes after menu was placed. Ordered. It wasn't that busy Soon after.. Potatoes unseasoned and hard in the middle and room temp. (tip-go purchase some Paul Prudhomme Cajun spice and copy it. Apply liberally and rub spice in. Hold , covered in a 200 oven. Hash-room temp. Tip-Hash means shredded not cubed and barely cooked sweet potatoes. Tip- Quick Hash-Grate the sweet potatoes, season and bake on a sheet pan with fine chop kale and diced onions.Flip holding another pan over and crisp other side. Pinch of nutmeg or Allspice works well. Tip-Drop Chinese store bought fried tofu triangles for the 'hash". They were dried out. Tip-Press form tofu , cube. Toss well with lots of the following..onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt white pepper, a pinch cayenne and a little Canola or Safflower Oil and a little veg stock. Cover and bake for 30 minutes or steaming. Uncover to cook off more moisture if needed. Holds well covered in the oven. ( shredded carrots would look nice in this dish and even a little Flax meal) When hash is browned add to tofu pan and toss gently. Salted Kale retains it's color. Cover Hash and hold in oven. Tip-Use a different color Miso on the Kale side. As it is now.. tiny brown, clotted stream . Tip Blend, White Miso, Orange Juice, Toasted Sesame oil , a little Tahini , fine dice shallot, and perhaps little ginger, salt. . Robo coupe for large amounts. TOSS to coat prior to serving, How about a Red Onion Rings for garni on this side. Pretty! Tip..don't water down the Iced Tea...you won't get rich that way. A little chopped Parsley garnish brightens up presentation or try an Orange slice. SMILE and chase away those negative vibes. I would rather be helpful than nasty and these are meant as kind suggestions.

  • Flying Saucer

    Posted by ryan on 04/12/2010

    Love this place...

    Easy to get seated, especially compared to other "brunch" options, great food IMO, pretty cheap, down to earth, great locale, great options for vegetarians like me and my spouse. all in all, this is one of my favorite restaurants. I've eaten here probably a hundred times and have almost always had a positive experience. The only negative I can say is the occasional lapse in pleasantries from the staff... but i guess that just goes with the territory.

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