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Walker Bros. Original Pancake House

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1615 Waukegan Rd, Glenview, IL 60025-2107
847-724-0220
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6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best apple pancake around

Beautiful breakfast place with the freshest of ingredients, great service, delicious food. Omelets, apple pancakes, German pancakes, French toast. Doesn't matter what you order--all is good. Coffee is good and fresh and plentiful. Real butter and cream. If you haven't been there you are missing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Sandra R
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Northbrook
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Northbrook
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Beautiful breakfast place with the freshest of ingredients, great service, delicious food. Omelets, apple pancakes, German pancakes, French toast. Doesn't matter what you order--all is good. Coffee is good and fresh and plentiful. Real butter and cream. If you haven't been there you are missing something

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Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This popular place suffers from long lines and waits on weekends. So it is popular. But it's not for me. All they have is breakfast stuff. The pancakes are good but are empty calories of bread and butter and syrup. The other entrees are similar. Huge omelets no one should eat! Anyone who cares about what they eat can go... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The breakfasts are great. A wide variety of speciality including the Dutch, potato and ligonberry. Tremendous thick bacon. All worth the wait. A real treat.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You better be hungry when you go to Walker Brothers. You might have to wait in line a few minutes, but the food is really worth the short time in the waiting area. The crispy crunchy french toast is simply out of this world. Eggs Benedict choices are superb, and the potato pancakes are great. Even the oatmeal was mmm... More 

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Morton Grove
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

They have the best pancakes and eggs. Their omelettes and hash browns are good also. We have been eating here for a long time and they are very consistent with their food and service.

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Chicago, Illinois
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374 reviews 374 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Been coming to this location as well as the other 3 on the north side for many years. Don't recall every having anything other than an excellent breakfast/lunch. Fresh orange juice is consistently excellent. Very long wait on weekend. Even during the week, can be a line and limited parking in the smallish lot.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was the 3rd or 4th visit here. I come back once a year, due to this being a favorite of my cousin's. Every month or two, a few of my relative's get together for breakfast, to chat on family updates, and to see what everyone, plus the kids & grand kids are up to. I remember my dislikes from... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Walker Brothers is one of our favorite places for breakfast as it offers the famous apple pancake which is so mouthwateringly delicious it almost defies description. It takes almost 1/2 hour for them to craft, so sit back and enjoy some of their tasty coffee and nibble on their thick sizzling bacon or sip fresh orange juice while you wait.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Walker Brothers is loud and crowded, mostly because happy customers are chatting. The wait is well worth it. Potato pancakes and the corned beef hash are outstanding. Great atmosphere for a good breakfast at any time of day.

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CHARLESTON, SC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This local landmark is worth the wait. When we arrived the place was packed, but the staff has it it under control. We were seated in no time. The restaurant is loud and because of the crowd it always seems busy. The staff was very friendly and the service was quick. The menu is majority breakfast items, prices seem a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1615 Waukegan Rd, Glenview, IL 60025-2107
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glenview
  • Phone Number: 847-724-0220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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