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Red Apple Pancake House & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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414 S Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188-2417
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Winfield, Illinois
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been to this restaurant in ten years. Its exactly the same. The food is fine, the prices good, the service good. If you order two eggs, they bring you 4! This is a casual, family experience that has been the same for MANY years.

Thank Margie F
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have never had an issue here. They are always busy but there are able to seat you quick and don't rush you. Large portions but very good!

Thank Jamie H
Moline, United States
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent - Accurate - Delicious! The service is always friendly and top notch! My waitress was 100% accurate!

Thank Rick C
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82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Excellent food with good service, some times it has long lines to get in but usually the wait is not bad.Lots of food.

Thank wildlifeship
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Out-of-towners just visiting for the day looking for a sit down breakfast. First off, it was very very busy when we walked in. The Parking lot was full and we were scared there'd be a wait. As soon as we walked in we were immediately sat (group of 5) in a giant booth, which was very comfortable. The service was... More 

Thank paige m
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We were traveling through and stumbled across this gem. Affordable, great service, huge portions and hands down the most delicious breakfast I've ever had!!! They have limited hours so head here for breakfast or lunch! don't miss out!!!

Thank Kristen J
Carol Stream, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This is some tasty breakfast in a nice atmosphere. Plenty of food for your money, you can't beat the samplers.

Thank G C
Las Vegas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Loved this little gem. Only open for breakfast and lunch, however I only ate breakfast there twice while visiting family. Portions are huge! Won't go away hungry. Having ordered standard sausage and eggs was offered either fruit or hash browns and also choice of toast or pancakes. No little side order of pancakes here. Seperate plate of pancakes dusted with... More 

Thank chicagogirl013
Carol Stream
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a great value with great service and food. Get there early if its the weekend you will have to wait a bit if you've slept in. Portions are substantial and always tasty. Always #1 on our breakfast places.

Thank Ronald H
Carol Stream, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

It was only the 2nd time I had a chance to eat there. Each and every other time we went for breakfast the line was top long. I understand the lines if you aren't at the door early, the food was excellent

Thank DebErlenbaugh-Pater

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 S Schmale Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188-2417
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Carol Stream
  • Phone Number: 630-871-2911

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