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Old Town Social Brunch

It’s always fun when you can start and end your Saturday at the same establishment. Old Town Social is one of those places. This surprisingly upscale sports bar has a sophisticated, masculine charm to it. Admittedly, we had indulged in many late nights accompanied by their fabulous cocktails and charcuterie plates before. Thanks to the power of Twitter, we finally experienced their new brunch menu, on the house.

Brunch at Old Town Social in Old Town in Chicago, ILBrunch at Old Town Social in Old Town in Chicago, IL

Old Town Social’s new brunch menu has a variety of options to please a spectrum of tastebuds. From classic chicken & waffles and seasonal buttermilk pancakes, to mac n’ cheese and a custom OTS burger. This Bitch stuck with breakfast classics.

We kicked off brunch with mimosas and Bloody Marys. The Bloody hosted all of our favorite meaty goodness and the mimosa was crisp with fresh orange juice. Both were on point.

Brunch at Old Town Social in Old Town in Chicago, ILAs our stomachs growled, we sprung for a shared plate before our entrees. The “Old Town Breakfast” is a mixed plate perfect for eating solo or sharing. We split two eggs over easy, homemade maple bourbon sausage, potato casserole and a dense buttermilk biscuit. The standout item was the thick homemade biscuit coated in jam and butter. It was so good, we fought for the last bite Brunch at Old Town Social in Old Town in Chicago, IL

After the first round, we decided to share everything. First, we ordered the Texas Tamale Plate. The creamy grits were mixed with spicy Texas pulled pork, salsa, scrambled eggs and light crumblings of queso fresco. The dish was served on a corn husk, which was a nice touch aesthetically. We appreciated the authenticity of the Texas-inspired dish and the smaller portion size.

Brunch at Old Town Social in Old Town in Chicago, ILLast but certainly not least, we landed on the Chicken & Waffles. I love comparing this across restaurants, and although Old Town Social’s offering wasn’t the best I’ve had, it was still dang good. The very large pieces of crispy, buttermilk fried amish chicken rested atop big triangles of fluffy cornmeal-bacon waffles. Yes, I said bacon. The small bacon chunks baked into the waffles added a salty layer of flavor to the already delicious dish. Drizzled in real maple syrup, the salty-sweet creation was gone before we knew it. Brunch at Old Town Social in Old Town in Chicago, IL

We left Old Town Social feeling accomplished and full; sharing (entrees) is caring, right? We’ll have to come back in the fall to enjoy Sunday brunch/watch football with the crew on one of the plethora of mounted flatscreen TVs!

The Bitches Say: B. Old Town Social’s brunch menu features a variety of solid dishes, but is still looking for its signature flavor.

Old Town Social
455 W North Ave.
Chicago, IL
(312) 266-2277

Old Town Social serves brunch on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


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