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“Fantastic breakfast-livin' large Chicago style”

Original Pancake House
Ranked #29 of 9,602 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Los Angeles, California, United States
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic breakfast-livin' large Chicago style”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Even waiting in the line that winds all the way outside on a super cold Chicago morning can't dampen expectations of a great breakfast! It's a must do tradition in a quaint neighborhood off Rush St. They are known for a lot of incredible pancakes- the Dutch baby and apple spectacular are big enough for a whole table! I love their buckwheat pancakes- fresh and from scratch!

  • Visited November 2013
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Neuchatel, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Traditional American breakfast served till 3 pm”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Apple pancake is the signature menu item, think dessert called breakfast! Fantastic skillets and omlettes that are hard to finish along with a bottomless cups of coffee. Price is good and the service is super friendly.

  • Visited October 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“The waiter who ca not wait”
Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Traditional pancake chain at a crowded restaurant for Monday breakfast. Waitress was so busy appearing she is paid by the number of table turns. As a result, our food came wrong and close to the tipping time she was nicer but too late. Bad impression despite good food.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Roberto S
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good pancakes great value”
Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

I came across the restaurant when I was looking for a late breakfast. The food kept coming and the pancakes
were delicious. The price was very reasonable with a
bottomless cup of coffee. Service is friendly and efficient.

Visited October 2013
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Thank John H
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toronto
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Huge portions worth the wait”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

The day after the marathon we arrived at 9am and five us had to wait for table for 30 minutes. Three of us had omelettes. We could not finish them. Each omelette was huge and came with pancakes. We should have shared. Other had crepe and one had meat lover meal. She did not love meat lover I think it was noting compared to other options.

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Thank francine_16
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