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Original Pancake House

22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
+1 312-642-7917
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our hotel, off Delaware, was just a few blocks away from the restaurant, so it was convenient to walk over for breakfast! On Saturday, we delayed getting there and the line up was long, so we ate next door. We made sure to arrive early...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank adadd0
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great vibe and coffee and food! We hit this at about eight Saturday morning and then came back at 7:10 Sunday morning to be sure we had a table. The coffee was very tasty [our Airbnb did not have coffee fixings], so that put smiles...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PawPawSlim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to grab an omlete or pancakes, of course! I love their hash browns, and they have great coffee. It's a convenient location, and it feels less touristy than other options in the area.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 314loradean
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A real hidden gem! Tucked away in between some beautiful homes, this little eatery is perfect for breakfast. Cute, unassuming, and terrific food and service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tuba4You
Reviewed November 6, 2018

You go for the food not the ambience. The food is very good and it has good service. Only open until 3 pm.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sandradQ1904NU
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Gosh the food here is first rate. And this is a charming, small dining room. We came on the weekday and there was no wait at all. Waitress was a little rushed and impersonal. Then they sat a woman at our table (a long table)...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sfdann
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Came here with family for Saturday morning breakfast. We had to queue for about 20 mins, it was a queue that never died down while we were in there. All freindly and very obliging. I had ham and eggs, it came with 3 pancakes which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mikesalter
Reviewed October 25, 2018

These were the best pancakes I have every had. ( gluten free ) I heard great things about this place so thought I would check it out. I am so glad I did. Went around 9am and it was packed, but no wait. Service was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christenh1313
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We could see this old-school pancake house from the window of our room at the trendy Thompson hotel, and decided to have breakfast here instead of at the hotel. The service was friendly, and when you order eggs with your choice of meat, you get...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JourneysFromSeattle
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I come to this place every time I come to Chicago and it never failed to impress me. Althought it can take some time until you are able to get a table, it is worth waiting. I recommed their pancakes with steawberry and whip cream,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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August 20, 2017|
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Response from 59juliek7 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any pets in the restaurant when we were there, but out of consideration of other patrons and their possible allergies to pets, I would think that if they were allowed, it would only be on the patio.
June 17, 2016|
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Response from Seaneog | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I don't think so. You won't be waiting too long if you have to wait. We've never had to wait for a table though.
June 1, 2016|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
No, It probably sets about 100 , maybe a few more. The lines are always long but the service is great and the wait not bad. more seating outside in nice weather. BB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-642-7917
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