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Red Apple Pancake House & Restaurant

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414 S Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188-2417
630-871-2911
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best breakfast in Dupage County!

They do all kinds of extras to make it a memorable meal experience - warm syrup in a pitcher, not some container you have to peel open; if you order two eggs they give you four; fantastic oven-baked omelets; today I had the Denver with the freshest onion, ham and green pepper I have ever tasted in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
John R
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Wheaton, Illinois
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Wheaton, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They do all kinds of extras to make it a memorable meal experience - warm syrup in a pitcher, not some container you have to peel open; if you order two eggs they give you four; fantastic oven-baked omelets; today I had the Denver with the freshest onion, ham and green pepper I have ever tasted in an omelet, and... More 

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Thank John R
Waukegan, Illinois
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband, in-laws, and I were looking for a breakfast restaurant and chose the Red Apple for convenience, and ended up being glad we did. We walked in to lobby full of hopeful diners, but in under 15 minutes we were seated, due to the efficiency of the restaurant's system. A longer wait would have been worthwhile, however, because the... More 

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Thank Celtia42
Carol Stream, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Since going gluten free, I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of pancake houses that offer gluten free options. Since I didn't see it mentioned on the menu, I thought that red apple didn't offer any, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they do! They are really good GF pancakes too, as big as their regular... More 

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Thank B4theStorm
Carol Stream, Illinois
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is a great little pancake house that nearly always has a line before 10:00! The baked apple pancakes are also worth the wait! They are huge and re-heat well. Try ANYTHING with hollandaise sauce- theirs is to die for! Come hungry and wear stretchy pants!

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Thank Heather S
Carol Stream, Illinois
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This place is #1 for a reason!! We usually go to Mapleberry because it is super close to us, but I am SO glad we decided to try this place. We went at high-time and there was a 20 minute wait for a table for 2 but it was worth it. Oh my gosh. Best breakfast I've had for a... More 

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Thank KarissaKate
Carol Stream, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Have a great breakfast, generous food, good portions. Smiling faces, your face will smile more once you stop in and take a taste of the food.

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Thank Taggs56
chicago
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This place is packed every morning! The food is fantastic, the service is first rate and the people are a delight. Everything we have ordered from The Red Apple has been great.

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Thank bthaynes
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Fast service and HUGE portions! The food was fresh and delicious. I ordered the baby dutch pancake and was completely satisfied - so so good! Their hash browns are okay & coffee is good (not too overly good but good enough for brunch). Couple of my friends ordered the omelette and loved it - again huge portions so its well... More 

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Thank Neenz18
Carol Stream, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Good food, reasonable prices, busy. If you go away hungry, it is your own fault. big portions. Good for everyone, Couples, Families, Friends, Business, or Solo. Severs are always friendly.

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Red Apple has always been my favorite breakfast place for years now. The delicious food, HUGE portions and the friendliest wait staff make this place I go to all the time and will always recommend to my friends. Be prepared to wait on the weekends as it gets pretty packed but its worth it. As far as dish recommendations, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 414 S Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188-2417
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Carol Stream
  • Phone Number: 630-871-2911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?