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Original Pancake House

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106 S Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4229
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A regular Sunday favourite treat. Pancakes and waffles with heaps of fresh fruit and cream. What's not to like?

Thank HikingPhil
Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Well, this place has a good reputation, but I think that's all. The culture of the service, you could tell, is just not good, from the host that just gives you a menu and shows you were to sit, to the grumpy bus boy, to the inattentive wait staff. I'm reviewing this by breakfast standards too, which, for me, are... More 

Thank TomDM94
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

If you go there, look up at the ceiling, watch out for the dripping water, through the filth. sent the fork back because it was dirty, then sent the food back, hair and all.

Thank Rank1107
Level Contributor
46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We found the staff to be very rude. The host was very condescending, the waitress was almost to the point of being rude. We told her that we needed new coffee as the cream was bad and her response was "did you mix it'? When she came back with new cream and coffee there was a very small amount of... More 

Thank ChicagoHelli
Rustington, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We went with a party of 12 which is a lot for a restaurant to cope with when no reservation has been made. They could not have been more helpful despite being so busy. We were seated quickly and efficiently and the server was really great. The food was tremendous. Certainly no skimping on the portions - most of our... More 

Thank ruthsalhus
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Usually have a good experience & great food. This is a reason we keep coming back. This time I was so surprised when the server started "schooling" me. I ordered the corn beef hash. Yes, again. If you have read some of my other reviews you will see it's a staple for me. Another staple is that I ALWAYS, without... More 

1 Thank Jhart09
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Sunday morning, bought a groupon as usual... Made you feel at home, food was GREAT(try a skillet they're huge) the service was very good, and the prices can't be beat... Must Try you'll be back...

2 Thank fatherof600
Chicago, IL
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Making breakfast doesn’t require a celebrity chef, so why did simple breakfast orders turn out so unsatisfying? That was a question I had to ask myself after leaving the Original Pancake House in Park Ridge. Let me begin by saying the place was packed, so they must be doing something right. We were greeted at the front door by a... More 

1 Thank WritersChoice
Glenview, Illinois, United States
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

One of our favorite breakfast places. We probably go around once a month. Everything I have ever tried here is great. It is a cozy restaurant with a large menu. Only open for breakfast and lunch and the line can get long, so be prepared to wait.

Thank Cassandra C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Worse place ever to eat and to be serviced. The least some waitress should do is welcome you in and greet you with their name and give you some time to look at the menu. At this place neither of the minimum was offered; 4 different weird waitresses kept bugging us with "are u ready to order?" The orange juice... More 

3 Thank Moe S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4229
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Park Ridge
  • Phone Number: 847-696-1381

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