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Rise N Dine Pancake Cafe

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102 South Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL
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6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently Good

This place is a favorite for breakfast. The food is fresh, you receive ample proportions, and you are offered a large variety of choices on the menu. The coffee is very good and you are given a thermos pot at your table. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with a gas fireplace in the center, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
imw926
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Wheeling, IL
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Wheeling, IL
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place is a favorite for breakfast. The food is fresh, you receive ample proportions, and you are offered a large variety of choices on the menu. The coffee is very good and you are given a thermos pot at your table. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere with a gas fireplace in the center, and is quiet enough that... More 

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Thank imw926
Omaha, Nebraska
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This place is definitely worth the visit and re-visit. The food was really good. Basic, hot breakfast that was well prepared. The pancakes were fluffy and good and fruit was fresh. Also they serve good coffee :) Would definitely visit again.

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Thank carter-elston
Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I've been going to this place for years..I usually order the rise and dine skillet it's absolutely awesome and comes with eggs as well as pancakes or toast. Service can be slow at times, but the food males up for it. Best breakfast in town

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Thank Michael R
Wheeling, Illinois
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Actually didn't realize what a jem of a restaurant we had in Wheeling. This place, my husband and I accidentally stumbled upon one day. GREAT FOOD and GREAT atmosphere. Really friendly people/servers/family. ONE BIG NOTE: The portions are HUGE so it's easily shared. If you want sweet and you're with a group of people get that ONE sweet and all... More 

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Thank Beedo
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Amazing!!!!Great place, great food and friendly people. This is my favorite breakfast place in Chicago. Sophia, the owner, understands how to run a great restaurant. Fair prices as well.

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Thank Paul F
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

You are given a number when you walk in the door. It's worth it to wait for your number. Why? Because the pancakes are great, the orange juice is fresh squeezed, the eggs are all fresh, and they make a mean cappuccino (of the caliber I've only been able to find in Italy). They were packed on Labor Day, but... More 

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Thank CoasterHiker1991
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It's a big restaurant with everything on the menu you could possibly want. Skillets are yummy and the meat is cooked perfectly to how you ask it. It's a little crowded in there with tight seating, but what can you expect with a place this popular? Hostess was a little gruff for a late Saturday morning, and the waiter could... More 

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Thank HospitalityJunkie8
Thunder Bay, Canada
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We checked this place out on Tripadvisor before going and it definitely lived up to its billing. There is a family-run atmosphere to this restaurant and it is clear that many of the customers are regulars, and familiar to the staff. The food was fantastic and the portions were immense. Don't be afraid to split a meal. We would definitely... More 

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Thank sunshunner1
Northbrook, Illinois
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I used to be a regular here five years ago or so. After a bad meal that sickened me, I stopped coming here. But my dad INSISTED we eat breakfast here, and being the obedient son, I hesitantly agreed. Now I have a reason to tease him about his choice in restaurants, and he agrees with me. The food is,... More 

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Wheeling, Illinois
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've been dining here since they opened. The food is always fresh and delicious and even though it gets noisy, I can still have a conversation with the person I'm with. Usually I eat breakfast but lunch is good too.

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Thank Ann K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 South Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wheeling

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 4:00 pm

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