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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best value in town

Breakfast was made to perfection. Lots of delicious and large portions. We split ours and both had plenty. Waitresses very attentive. Small diner type atmosphere with packed tables. Well worth the wait. Can't beat the prices anywhere in town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
155rancher
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Danvers, Illinois
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Danvers, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Breakfast was made to perfection. Lots of delicious and large portions. We split ours and both had plenty. Waitresses very attentive. Small diner type atmosphere with packed tables. Well worth the wait. Can't beat the prices anywhere in town.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the best, the best breakfast I've ever had while in normal Illinois visiting for our every other year theater festival! The breakfast is delicious, they seat big groups with ease, even though we didn't have an appointment. Great American diner for sure.

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Thank Mark U
Central Illinois
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I've lived in this town for 25 years and tried this Pancake House for the first time this week. I don't know how I overlooked it for so long. There is very limited seating leading to potential lines and longer waits. I went on a Saturday, but managed to get seated immediately. Portions were large and food was good. Prices... More 

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Mt. Carroll
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We came here on a Sunday morning. It was packed and very warm! Very small place too, they definitely need more seating. The lady seating who seated us was very rude. She said to seat ourselves. We even had to get our own menus! Our waitress was very nice, which is why I'm giving this 2 stars instead of one.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Don't let the name, location, or the fact that the building looks like a former Chinese restaurant deter you. Put your name in and wait because you will be rewarded. The menu is substantial. I was one of 12, spread out over 3 booths and everyone raved about their meals. The potato pancakes, biscuits and gravy and the seasonal pumpkin... More 

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Thank Maureen M
Normal, Illinois
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This restaurant specializes in breakfast and highly recommend eating here. It's not much to look at on the inside, but the staff was great and the food was served quickly. We had a large group and all of our meals came out at the same time and were served hot. We had everything from eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrown's to pancakes... More 

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Illinois
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This place is always packed on weekends for breakfast, in fact I've only been here for breakfast and I'm curious how the lunch items are. I'd recommend the greek omlette, its 5 stars. After having goat cheese in your omlette you'll never want cheddar, jack or swiss again. The goat cheese comes out creamy but it's not greasey like cheddar,jack,swiss.... More 

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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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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164 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

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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Ladysmith, Virginia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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