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+1 773 252 55202458 West Division St. Chicago IL 60622

We're family Your family.

We're family-owned & family-oriented. 14 years & counting...

We began our story 14 years ago and it has been a family affair ever since. We opened the restaurant in 2006 with the goal of creating a space everyone can be proud to walk into and enjoy a meal among family and friends.

Nellie's. A tribute to the family's matriarch.

Although Nellie wasn't necessarily a cook herself, she was a single mother, who loved taking the family out for breakfast. She also loved the neighborhood and the community of Paseo Boricua. Living her best life, she was an active, albeit quiet, supporter of the neighborhood she grew fond of and where she spent much of her time.

Paseo Boricua

Every family has values. We are no different.


Eat Good

We believe life is better lived on a full stomach.


Live Good



Stay Good


Since March 2006: Nellie’s has become widely recognized as one of “Chicago’s Best”. A staple of the Humboldt Park neighborhood with its blend of Puerto Rican fare & American breakfast favorites.

We may have started out as dine-in restaurant but now offer so much offer.

Can We Be Your Special Guests?

Our catering options make it easy to have all your Nellie's favorites at your next event or gathering.

Bring the Cafe Home

We've made our cafe items available online. Quesitos, Pastelillos, & more shipped to your home.

Save Your Spot!

We host special events for Easter and Mother's Day. Sign up & be notified when reservations open.