These photos are actually from our visit to Chicago back in January, but we actually had Walker Bros. again on my last visit so I thought I’d share these photos! Ken, his sister, Flo, and I went to Walker Bros. before we headed back to the city to catch our flight at Midway. Ken grew up eating weekend breakfasts at Walker Bros. and really raved about their chocolate chippies (I thought he referred to them as chocolate chippies because that’s how he ordered it when he was a kid, but when I looked at the menu, their chocolate chip pancakes are called ‘chocolate chippies’). We went to one of their newer locations (closer to Flo’s house):
The restaurant was semi-full when we arrived around 10am on a Monday morning (mostly older people drinking coffee and reading papers and young kids that weren’t in school). Ken and his family still go to Walker Bros. and knew exactly what to order – we started with bacon, hash browns, and pancakes:
The Santa Fe omelette with salsa:
And of course, the chocolate chippies:
And the three of us before eating almost everything:
The Santa Fe omelet was really good – not only was it the largest omelet I’ve ever seen in a restaurant, it was also filled with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, onions and cilantro. It’s Ken’s favorite omelet but it was so good I couldn’t help but have seconds (and then thirds). The pancakes are also really fluffy and not overly sweet (they use semi-sweet chocolate chips to make it extra delicious).
When Ken and I visited Chicago a few weeks ago, his dad picked up Walker Bros for us and ordered the Greek omelet – feta, olives, spinach, tomatoes, and onions – equally (if not more) delicious. Ken isn’t a huge fan of olives or feta so he didn’t have any, but he missed out because it was a seriously delicious omelet. Their breakfasts supposedly have long waits if you get there during prime times and it definitely makes sense – Walker Bros. has really amazing breakfasts!