I've been going to the Original Pancake House for years and this is the one to go to. It's not a fancy place by any means. The seating is tight. You may be sitting just a few inches away from your neighbor, but that just adds to the atmosphere,
The food is well worth it. You're probably thinking that anyone can make pancakes but that's not always the case. The OPH pancakes are moist and delicious and there is a good variety of flavors.
They also have great omelets, hash browns and thick bacon.
And if you're hungry and want a real treat try the Dutch baby or apple pancakes and prepare to be amazed.
This is the place to go if you want a great breakfast where the locals go. Get there early (by 9 or so) before a waiting line forms.
I don't live in Chicago anymore but this is the place me and my family always return to.