Chicago is a city that loves to brunch! It’s the perfect weekend occasion to catch up with friends and family over delicious food and delectable drinks. And for those looking for a brunch experience that has something for everyone in a large group to enjoy, I’ve got the best options for you. From lively brunches with DJs to bottomless mimosa deals, I’ve rounded up 13 of the best brunch and breakfast spots for large groups in Chicago.
Best Brunches for Large Groups Chicago
1. The Whale
No bets are off for large groups looking for a good time at The Whale in Logan Square. The glamorous, mid-century, casino-inspired restaurant offers a lively brunch on Saturdays and Sundays that are perfect for groups of any size. Guests can enjoy an impressive selection of elevated American fare and drinks. Favorites for large groups include the Chicken and Waffles as well as the Mimosa Kits and Brunch Towers that can serve anywhere between 2 – 4 or more people, depending on the thirst level. Haute Tip: Reservations with your full party present at the time of seating are highly recommended.
2. The Delta
Located in Wicker Park, The Delta serves up a modern twist of food, beverage, and culture of the Mississippi Delta region. On Sundays, large groups can have their appetite and souls fed at this Black-Owned establishment. “Soul Sundays” at the Delta features food options like a family-style brunch complete with all of the fixings, along with $30 Bottomless Mimosas available from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. If you’re looking for a fulfilling Sunday Funday, grab your coolest group of friends and stop by the Delta.
Add bold, bright, and dazzling flavor to your group brunch at Carnivale in the West Loop. The restaurant can easily accommodate large parties of up to 8 people and offer a selection of shareable plates, tapas, and even a kids’ menu of their Latin-fusion dishes every weekend from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
4. ROOF on theWit
If you are looking for a day party to enjoy with friends during or after brunch, check out ROOF on the Wit. Located in the Loop, the rooftop bar has views, drinks, food, and a live DJ providing the ultimate Sunday Funday vibes. Hosted by Sigma Chris this is a well-known spot that fills up fast year around. Be sure to follow the host on Instagram to RSVP for this weekly event and more Chicago nightlife options.
5. Maple & Ash Chicago
Maple & Ash is well known for its high-end steakhouse experience, but did you know they also offer a fabulous brunch? For large groups, Maple & Ash offers a classic brunch package featuring a choice of an entrée and all the sides, plus they’re offering an overflowing Sushi and Dessert Station. Guests can also add on never-ending glasses of Champagne, martini trees, seafood towers for the table, and caviar service! The lavish brunch takes place every Sunday—grab your posh group of friends and get in on the action.
6. Lou Mitchell’s
Lou Mitchell’s is a staple Chicago breakfast spot that is fantastic for large groups. The classic diner has been serving guests along the historic Route 66 in downtown Chicago since 1923. The welcoming aroma of fresh, sugar-dusted donuts, and traditional breakfast options is perfect for any large group looking for a simple and no-frills-style meal.
7. Fremont Chicago
The Fremont brunch experience has defined the brunch game in Chicago. And for large groups, it’s the perfect option for fun, food, live music, and more. Brunch offerings start at $75 and include an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet and Mimosa Package every Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Depending on your party size, guests can score seating on the 1st or 2nd floor of the venue. But from my experience, there is no bad seat in the house for just two or a full crew.
8. Wildberry(Multiple Locations)
If you’re looking for a brunch spot that is sure to leave you satisfied and ready for an afternoon snooze, check out Wildberry Café. The popular dining spot has several locations near bustling districts within the city, making it easy to access for large groups who may be visiting from outside of Chicago and staying downtown. The menu is fair in price and includes an ample selection of robust options to choose from. Arrive well before or after the midday breakfast crowd for less wait time, and a more leisurely brunch experience.
9. Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles
You don’t have to wait until the weekend to enjoy a special combination of chicken and waffles, because Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles offers the delightful breakfast combination daily! With plenty of seating and two locations, large groups looking for classic soul food options should have no issue finding something that they’ll love from the menu. From fried chicken to peach cobbler, you won’t go wrong with any of the available menu options.
10. Pilsen Yards
Pilsen Yards has one of the best patios in the city and is an incredible spot for large groups to enjoy brunch in Chicago. The bar-centric and music-driven hangout offers a year-round patio that can house small and large groups of ample size for all occasions. On Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy a Latin-inspired street food brunch and boozy breakfast drinks to match. Haute Tip: Parking can be difficult in this area. Suggest public transit, ride-sharing, or carpooling.
11. The Hampton Social(Multiple Locations)
Spend a few hours with your favorite group of friends at the coastal-inspired restaurant, The Hampton Social. The restaurant has several locations throughout Chicagoland and other states that each offer a mouthwatering weekend brunch. Share dishes, grab a specialty cocktail, and enjoy the ambiance at this fresh, fun, and sociable restaurant. After all, “Rosé All Day” isn’t just a cute saying, it’s a lifestyle.
12. The River Kitchen + Bar
Grab the gang and make a reservation for one of the most entertaining drag brunches in Chicago. This brunch is great for celebrations of all sizes and large groups who love a bit of entertainment with their meals. The River hosts three bottomless brunches every Sunday for $59.99 which includes a family-style brunch with beverage options like Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, Mixed Drinks, and Domestic Drafts. Enjoy this bottomless and boozy brunch, and don’t forget to tip the divas!
13. HUB 51
At Hub 51 in River North, brunch starts on Fridays until 3 p.m., which means you and your crew can kick off the weekend vibes early! The downtown restaurant offers bottomless Bellinis and Mimosas for $35 and a selection of American fare that will suit everyone in your friend group.
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