Skybridge Restaurant & Bar
- 5600 Mannheim Road
Terminal 2 Gate F15
- Chicago, IL 60666
- (773) 601-8445
- No Known Website
Finally. After eight long, but fun, days it was time to head home. We worked until almost Midnight on Monday, but I still scheduled my flight home for 6:50 AM. I wanted to get home as soon as possible, so I was alright losing the sleep if I could be home at noon.
I scheduled my flight to take me through O’Hare on the way to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International. It was the cheapest option for my company and the easiest for me as well. Things went alright in Dallas. I had trouble checking my equipment, but I made it through security with about an hour to spare. I picked up some souvenirs for the kids and grabbed a Coke then stuck in my headphones and listened to some podcasts as I waited.
The flight was on time in to Chicago and I only had a little over an hour to find my next gate. I was hungry and hadn’t eaten yet that morning. After a quick stop at Garrett Popcorn Shop (I forgot to snap pictures to blog about this amazing popcorn, but here’s an old blog from a different location), I continued the long trek towards my next gate.
I passed a lot of dining options that were all pretty busy. I didn’t exactly know how long it was going to take me and I had no way of knowing that my flight was going to get delayed, so I started looking for something that would be quick.
When I got close to my gate, I noticed a restaurant that didn’t have much of a line and it looked like they were cranking things out pretty quickly, so I ducked and picked up a sandwich.
Skybridge Restaurant & Bar is a Greek joint that also serves up some Chicago favorites in Terminal 2 Councourse F of O’Hare. The space is divided in to a bar area that’s fully stocked and open even at 9 in the morning and grill with pub tables.
Ordering is done near the kitchen. There’s a cutout wall with a cash register. The menu is hanging above the grill area with both breakfast and lunch options. It was still early and although I could have gotten lunch, I stuck to breakfast.
I ordered the Egg, Meat, and Cheese sandwich which came with choice of meat. Peppered eggs are a kind of a Chicago thing, so that’s what I was expecting, but this was a much more traditional egg sandwich. It’s a real egg, fried after it’s ordered topped with cheddar cheese and, in my case, bacon. The bread is simple white bread that has been toasted.
I grabbed a Pepsi on my way out which brought the total of my quick breakfast to just under $10. When my order number was called, I grabbed the bag containing the tightly wrapped sandwich and continued towards my gate where I found a seat where I could charge my rapidly dying cell phone and eat breakfast.
I’ve seen Skybridge talked about as one of O’Hare’s hidden gems. It’s not one of the brand name places that most people flock to and had I not been in a hurry for what turned out for no reason, I probably would have walked right by it without even giving it a second glance. The sandwich was solid, but it was nothing special. I make similar sandwiches at home all the time and they taste exactly the same. I was looking for a quick, cheap, easy to eat while walking alternative to a lot of the fancier sit down places I passed along my route and Skybridge provided exactly what I was looking for.