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Original Pancake House

Hyde Park
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1517 E Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615-3039
(773) 288-2322
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The menu here goes on for miles! We had a delicious breakfast one Sunsay morning--getting in just ahead of the crowd! Wait staff was pleasant and attentive, and the coffee kept coming? We'll be back next time!

Thank WJReynolds
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

This restaurant is excellent and rivals any breakfast restaurant! Are you a vegan...no problem. You can get a hearty vegan breakfast here!

Thank 762lydian
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I love the Apple Pancake and have eaten at many Original Pancake Houses. This is one that really knows how to make it. Don't miss it.

Thank BruceRH965
Memphis, Tennessee
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the bacon Belgian waffles and they were so so good so much bacon on them the waffles were light and buttery the bacon was smoked maple I also ordered a omelet in this thing is the biggest comment I ever seen in my life there's no way I could finish it all it look like an omelet casserole... More 

Thank Corey H
Grass Lake, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The Pancake House offers great pancakes, waffles and omelettes. Being vegan we stick to the pancakes (ok a little stretch). The variety of preparations is tasty and fun.

Thank asti439797
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Even with the move from its original location, they are still great.I am a waffle, crepe and coffee person. Even though others had large meals, small meals are also great.

Thank OfficerGrandma
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were there a couple of times without the kids, but i am positive they would have enjoyed themselves as well. The place has great atmosphere, very courteous and speedy service and great food. The pancakes are delicious (we had the Dutch and banana pancakes) and the western skillet and homemade quiche were also very good. The menu is varied... More 

Thank Gangrinal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Cool part of town. Located in the Gold Coast area of Chicago. I am surprised there are not more reviews because the place gets packed and they have their regulars and first timers trying to get some really good pancakes. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. There was a wait to be seated but it moved. They have it... More 

Thank TravelFoot10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Absolutely awesome pancakes. Nice location. Good service. We were here on a friday around 11 am and there were no lines. We were told it would be different in the weekend. But we are still thinking about coming back - because the pancakes were THAT GOOD!

Thank staleb
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182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this neighborhood staple! I always order the Bacon & eggs with Pancakes! The pancakes with fresh strawberries and whip cream is DELISH!!!!!!!!!! So it the hot chocolate w/whip. There are good size portions and the omelets and skillets are really good as well. You can't go wrong here! This place gets packed but it's worth the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1517 E Hyde Park Blvd, Chicago, IL 60615-3039
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: (773) 288-2322

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

Staying in Hyde Park

Neighborhood Profile
Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.