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“Love the hotcakes” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotcakes
1195 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091-2719
847-256-2099
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Ranked #19 of 63 Restaurants in Wilmette
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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Love the hotcakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a super small place to grab breakfast in downtown Wilmette. The decor is nothing special, fairly old and unappealing, but there aren't many options in the area so I tend to stop here if I want a good breakfast. I will say the hotcakes are pretty awesome, probably my favorite. Their omelets are also pretty good. Other than that I haven't tried anything else. I do not care for the coffee at all which is a little disappointing since I enjoy coffee with my breakfast. If they put a little effort into the place (decor, better coffee) it would be quite nice.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago, IL
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great breakfast place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I love having breakfast here. The pancakes are great and the atmosphere is fun. It's great to wander over the Hotcakes on a Saturday AM for breakfast and then to the French Market for food for the rest of the week.

Visited October 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Breakfasts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Enjoy the breakfasts here. Its a "friendly" or "cosy" atmosphere, so if you don't like close quarters this might not be the place for you. But the food is good and I enjoy the homey, quaint atmosphere.

Visited April 2012
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“friendly service. good home cooked food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2008

friendly service. good home cooked food.

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