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Butterfield's Pancake House & Restaurant

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4195 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-2129
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is something for just about anyone on the menu. At times it can be very busy and, when that's the case, the service is very slow. I've never had a bad meal here, but I've also never had anyhting good enough to be memeorable.

Thank DonJM
Woodbridge, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

OMG food was DELICIOUS. Everything you could think of to eat. Will be back for sure. I did not leave a drop it was that good.

Thank Rochelle41
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

They use to have my favorite omelette (the Tuscan) and now they eliminated it and serve a very typical breakfast menu. I can get a Denver omelette at just about every neighborhood breakfast restaurant, but not the Tuscan. Also, It seems like they changed the wait staff because ours was not helpful when ordering, very forgetful and unattentive.

Thank busy_traveler
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

An OK place, liked the squizzed orange juice. Pancakes and toasts were good too. Rest was average ( we ordered salmon scramble, bacon/avocado wrap, skillet, not amazing)

Thank Lena R
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Probably the best pancakes we tried! Also great fresh squeezed orange juice. I got New Mexico skillet, it was too spicy for me, wouldn't recommend. Salmon scramble was ok, bacon avocado wrap was pretty good. Definitely recommend for pancakes!

Thank Yan S
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Ate here again last week. Had the Turkey Reuben. Very tasty and you get fries or fruit. Servers are pleasant and you can get in and out as quickly as you need. Lots of seniors and starting to draw a young er group as well. Nice place to visit or discuss business. I've done both here. Large menus include almost... More 

Thank Robynk817
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

In our area there are a lot of great breakfast places (egg harbor, walker bros, ...), but Butterfields is my and my families favorite. It isn't anything fancy at all, just a normal breakfast place, but the they nail all the basics with excellence. Food is great, wide variety menu, service is great, not too crowded, handles our family (with... More 

Thank Scott B
NW Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We enjoyed the breakfast food, best multigrain pancakes I've had in a long time! Good skillet too. Service was a little slow and distracted, but not bad.

Thank JR671
Northbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Can get crowded at times, but well worth the wait. The scramblers and omelettes are amazing. Tons of choices for both breakfast and lunch. Highly recommended.

Thank SMargolin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

They serve my favorite omelette...the Tuscan Omelette which has Baby asparagus, Italian prosciutto ham, and Swiss cheese. None better! Coffee refills are a little slow because it gets busy on the weekend mornings, but that's just a minor issue. Nice bright interior design lends to the breakfast mood.

Thank busy_traveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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: 4195 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-2129
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: 847-205-2588

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