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UNCLE Tom's Pancake House

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1700 Fredrick Ln, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-4100
309-862-3614
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Great food. Good service being that it was a packed house. I ordered and highly recommend the meat lovers skillet. I did not walk away hungry. Great food quality. I'll definitely be back the next time I'm in the area!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great food. Good service being that it was a packed house. I ordered and highly recommend the meat lovers skillet. I did not walk away hungry. Great food quality. I'll definitely be back the next time I'm in the area!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

You could eat at the Denny's nearby or try a local place for breakfast - Uncle Tom's. Glad we tried this place. Good egg skillet and French toast. Service was fast and friendly. Location is right off I-55 and close to several gas stations. Good place to stop if you are traveling through Bloomington-Normal on I-55.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I ate here after staying at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Normal IL. This place is a hidden gem if you are looking for good old fashioned home cooked food. It's literally right next to the hotel and the highway.

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Ladysmith, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Dennys and waffle house has nothing on this place. Great service, clean facility, and right off the highway. Not much and there was only one server for the entire restaurant it was still able to manage very time. I would highly recommend this place if you were stopping through. 👍👍

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chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We recently had breakfast at Uncle Tom's while passing through Normal. Checklist of things noted during breakfast: * Service was real good and waitress did a nice job of talking with the children in our group on their kids meal orders. The service was quick on all fronts from taking the order to getting a request for salt, etc. *... More 

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Moweaqua, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place did not have very many reviews but they were all good. So to get my input we went here to see if they were correct. The outside looked like a regular older coffee shop. The small parking lot was full. So that was a good sign. The inside is quiet small but could seat probably 30 people maximum.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Well it's my 28th birthday. So my fiancé and I went here for a good breakfast!! Have been here before! Love the service and food!! I had the meat lovers skillet and pancakes. Perfect meal to fill a big guy like me up!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The milk they provided was room temperature, it didn't taste at all like chocolate milk, the atmosphere is less than casual. Needless to say, they also can't cook.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Wow, talk about a little gem hidden all by itself!!! I've never heard of an uncle toms, but this place has some good old fashioned down home cooking. The staff was excellent and it's was right next to the highway. I wouldn't have even known it existed unless I happened to be in normal Illinois:)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I'm actually at the restaraunt typing this review. The atmosphere is very casual with a diner feel. The waitress was very nice and food came out very quickly. There seemed to be a lot of regulars that the waitress was bantering back and forth with, making it amusing to listen. I ordered an omelet w/hashbrowns and pancakes. The pancakes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1700 Fredrick Ln, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-4100
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: 309-862-3614

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  • Cuisine: American

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