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Walker Bros Original Pancake House

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153 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-3303
847-251-6000
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 6
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place but a definite style

This is a great place for breakfast food. It's good quality and therefore not your cheapest option. We tend to go for dinner to avoid lines. Best corned beef hash around in my opinion. We love it

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Michelle S
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a great place for breakfast food. It's good quality and therefore not your cheapest option. We tend to go for dinner to avoid lines. Best corned beef hash around in my opinion. We love it

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arlington heights, IL
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The pancakes are great. The venue is cozy, and the service is fine. If you want anything else to eat, forget it. All the other Walker Bros offer sandwiches and salads, but not this one. I'm not sure why. I don't usually mind pancakes at dinner time, but it would be nice to be offered something else.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Walker Bros. was a staple when I was growing up, and I have many fond memories of the place. That said, it is just not that good. First off, there is always a line. A line of length that is not justified by the quality of the food. Then there are the omelets, which they make in this sort of... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Walker bros pancake house has been around as long as I can remember. It's a family friendly, noisy bustling place. You may have to wait in a long line, especially on the weekend, but it usually moves quickly. They are famous for the apple pancake and the lemony German pancake. Be sure to get the lingonberries with the latter. I... More 

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chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Huge portions and good breakfast fare. Will be very very crowded on weekends so be prepared to wait. Service is always professional. Lots of children will be running around.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Walker Brothers Original Pancake House on Green Bay Road in Wilmette serves breakfast all day. Known for its apple pancakes, German pancakes and omelets, it is very busy on the weekends. It is better to go there during the week or later in the day on the weekends. The food is consistently good. The stained glass windows throughout are... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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130 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

almost 60 years of same restaurant at same location. best place around for breakfast. always consistent

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great apple pancake....they're specialty. Omelettes are delicious. Beautiful stained glass throughout the restaurant. Waits can be long on weekend, but are well worth it.

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Evanston, IL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

If you're going on a weekend be prepared to wait. The line moves fast, but 30-45 minutes is not unusual. My favorites are the apple pancake and the mushroom spinach omelette. The apple pancake is big enough for two people. It's hot, gooey, and loaded with apples. The omelette is loaded with spinach and comes with a creamy mushroom sauce.... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The food and service at this restaurant is consistently great. Make sure to beat the weekend rush in the morning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 153 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091-3303
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: 847-251-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Family Fare
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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