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Walker Bros. Original Pancake House-Arlington Hts

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825 W DUNDEE RD, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 392-6600
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 103
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
LIke Old Times

A suburban tradition. We've gone to Walker Brothers for family breakfasts since I was little. They're known for their amazing huge Apple pancakes, but i'm happy with their more reasonably sized bacon pancakes or banana pancakes. It's not exactly inexpensive, but I think the food portions you get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Alan R
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A suburban tradition. We've gone to Walker Brothers for family breakfasts since I was little. They're known for their amazing huge Apple pancakes, but i'm happy with their more reasonably sized bacon pancakes or banana pancakes. It's not exactly inexpensive, but I think the food portions you get are worth it. A caution: Sunday mornings the lines are HUGE. You... More 

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Thank Alan R
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bacon pancakes. Yes. Try them. For an upcharge, you can get them as a side if you are not fully committed. But do it. Also, omelettes typically take twenty minutes to bake, FYI.

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Thank Alex Anne M
Summit Lake, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a place- and the fact that there is usually a line bears this out. It is worth the wait! Dreamy breakfast fare- deliciously prepared, efficient, friendly service, great ambiance. Fair prices. Must go for breakfast or brunch when in the area.

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Thank Sam P
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a disappointment :-( Drove past this place for 18 years almost daily and finally decided to give it a shot. Well, it will be another 118 years before I come back. The food it mediocre at best, but the service is possibly the worst I have ever experienced. At one point i asked my girlfriend if we were on... More 

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Thank TJ G
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a good place to grab breakfast and realized this was right down the street from our hotel - and they had Gluten Free options! Everything on the menu looked fabulous but we both ended up settling on the Bacon Waffles! 1 GF, one regular. The coffee was flowing and the food came out quickly! We were... More 

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Thank Amy P
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love to have breakfast at Walker Bros but this experience was not good. Service is bad, food quality is not good and cleaniless is not compatible with this restaurant chain

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Thank vinhacl
Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to this restaurant before when searching for houses in this area. So it is not the first time. But each time the food is excellent. This time I ordered the Chipotle Chicken Crepes with German pancake, and that did not disappoint me. The only thing I think this can be improved is to have thicker pancake. I ate... More 

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Thank WheelingTraveler
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were good. Placed was super crowded. I will go back during a weekday to take it in again.

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Thank Angel R
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I first visited Walker Brothers Original Pancake many, many years ago. This is the first and best one that I have been to so far. I reviewed the other sort of similarly named restaurant in Schaumburg. I like the lamps and other fancy items that they have scattered throughout the restaurant. The food and Coffee is Superb! as I said... More 

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Thank arts713
Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We were up in Vernon Hills for a hockey tournament and decided to treat my stepson to breakfast out. It was an early morning and the parking lot was empty so we were worried it was not open, but we pleased to find it wide open with plenty of tables. Decorated for the holidays, it was very cozy and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 825 W DUNDEE RD, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: (847) 392-6600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?