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UNCLE Tom's Pancake House

American, Diner
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1700 Fredrick Ln, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-4100
8:00 am - 2:30 am
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Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 am
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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We love uncle toms. The food is hot, fresh and fast. The servers are friendly and attentive. I had the pancake special which is 2 pancakes (I always add bananas inside...they will make however you want them), 2 eggs and 4 bacon. I always get the eggs over hard and a lot of restaurants can't seem to do the eggs... More 

Thank sophiecleo
Matteson, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Decent place to eat, clean and friendly waitress. Food was good - orange juice was horrible. Definitely a small town feel off the interstate.

Thank mstcee
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Delicious pancake house right off the highway in normal, Illinois. Ate here after staying at a hotel in town. The food is out of this world!

Thank John S
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I very much liked that the menu had 3 very nice "healthy options". I chose the two egg whites, turkey sausage, fruit, and toast. Generous plate of grapes, melons, strawberries and pineapple. Tasty sausage, egg whites and toast. The only problem with the place is that the restrooms are poorly maintained. Toilet paper holder ripped off the wall and rolls... More 

Thank marge g
Danvers, Illinois
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was made to perfection. Lots of delicious and large portions. We split ours and both had plenty. Waitresses very attentive. Small diner type atmosphere with packed tables. Well worth the wait. Can't beat the prices anywhere in town.

Thank 155rancher
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This is the best, the best breakfast I've ever had while in normal Illinois visiting for our every other year theater festival! The breakfast is delicious, they seat big groups with ease, even though we didn't have an appointment. Great American diner for sure.

Thank Mark U
Central Illinois
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I've lived in this town for 25 years and tried this Pancake House for the first time this week. I don't know how I overlooked it for so long. There is very limited seating leading to potential lines and longer waits. I went on a Saturday, but managed to get seated immediately. Portions were large and food was good. Prices... More 

Thank DisneyToBeach
Mt. Carroll
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We came here on a Sunday morning. It was packed and very warm! Very small place too, they definitely need more seating. The lady seating who seated us was very rude. She said to seat ourselves. We even had to get our own menus! Our waitress was very nice, which is why I'm giving this 2 stars instead of one.... More 

Thank fhv_58
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Don't let the name, location, or the fact that the building looks like a former Chinese restaurant deter you. Put your name in and wait because you will be rewarded. The menu is substantial. I was one of 12, spread out over 3 booths and everyone raved about their meals. The potato pancakes, biscuits and gravy and the seasonal pumpkin... More 

Thank Maureen M
Normal, Illinois
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This restaurant specializes in breakfast and highly recommend eating here. It's not much to look at on the inside, but the staff was great and the food was served quickly. We had a large group and all of our meals came out at the same time and were served hot. We had everything from eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrown's to pancakes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 2:30 am
8:00 am - 2:30 am
8:00 am - 2:30 am
8:00 am - 2:30 am
8:00 am - 2:30 am
7:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Fredrick Ln, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-4100
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: 309-862-3614

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