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Original Pancake House

22 E Bellevue Place, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)
(312) 642-7917
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Ranked #42 of 8,344 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Family Fare
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Right across the street from our hotel (Thompson) so very convenient. There were about 10 people ahead of us in the line this morning, but it only took about 10 minutes to be seated. If you order the pancakes, get ready to eat about 8 large ones! I'm a crispy bacon lover, but the bacon was overdone (a bit black…had... More

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Plano, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The Hold Out Diner in the midst of modern high-rises. OPH is the warm, comfortable, small, safe place where breakfast is a gourmet meal. There is often a line waiting to get in this place. That should say it all.

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Macomb, il
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a typical pancake house with the traditional menue, Always a line out to the street but it moves pretty well. Has good baked goods and generous portions. Average pricing for the gold coast.

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

"I can't believe I ate the Whole Thing" Food was quick and very well made, all to order. Remember, this is Breakfast. But Vey well done. Delivered timely with all the coffee you want. The Portions are Huge. I ate it all! Yum!

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texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It has been a couple of years since I here but it was not what I remembered. The food was just Ok but my server was very good! I look forward to my next trip being a better experience because this place is normally great!

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Southern California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like breakfast then this is your place. Best corned beef hash anywhere. Bring your appetite you won't leave hungry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Best pancakes I've ever eaten! The strawberry delight was refreshing and my partners 'custom' Omelette was also the best omlette I've eaten in a long long time :) will be on the look out for the next original pancake house!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I love their strawberries pancakes... Everything here is good, portions are big ... Great value for money... Great location... Only draw back you cannot book, so if it is a busy weekend the line to get a table can be annoyingly long

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

WOW. No better way to start your day than having a breakfast here. Opens at 7 am on a Sat. Arrived at 7:15 and grabbed a table straight away. Within 30 mins there was a queue out of the door and on to the street. Menu offers something for every one. Sweet savoury spicy plain. Service was swift and welcoming.... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband and I are now bonafide pancake experts and this recommended location was a must on a recent trip. We waited for about 5 mins to be seated which wasn't a problem because the staff worked very hard to move the line on. We decided to try the house specials which resulted in what can only be described as... More

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Additional Information about Original Pancake House

Address: 22 E Bellevue Place, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: (312) 642-7917
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Family Fare

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