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“Great Breakfast and Servers”

Original Pancake House
Ranked #32 of 9,548 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Gold Coast
Aiken, South Carolina
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast and Servers”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

An old fashion diner in the midst of the Gold Coast! Great buckwheat pancakes, omelets, and waffles. Regulars are here everyday. Very friendly.

  • Visited April 2014
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Houston, Texas, USA
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very good!”
Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I went here for breakfast and it was very good. I had the strawberry pancakes with whipped cream with a side of link sausage, and my wife had the spinach crepes.

My pancakes were light, the strawberries were fresh, and the strawberry syrup was seriously strawberry. The spinach crepes were amazing. They were better, albeit different, than the pancakes and the hollandaise sauce on top was delicious.

Of all the places we have traveled, this was one of the top breakfast experiences we have ever had. We arrived around 9am on a Friday and had to wait about five minutes.

Don't forget the fresh squeezed orange juice!

Visited April 2014
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Baltimore
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109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Order about half of what you think!”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Pancake House is a classic, and for a good reason. The Apple pancake was outrageous (and truthfully enough for 4 people) and the omelette we had was delicious and generous. There was always a line, again for a good reason. Definitely worth a visit for a hardy breakfast (or two if you can store the leftovers!)

Visited March 2014
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Evansville, Indiana
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“I Am Stuffed...”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

due to the meat lover with bacon pancake breakfast. This is our second time coming to this restaurant in the last 6 months. The first time it was an hour wait. (Very famous place for their pancakes!) This time we walked in and was seated within minutes.

Everyone got something different, blueberry pancakes, chocolate chip and regular pancakes. Yum, yum, to my yum, tum! We had hash browns, as well. It seems like the orange juice was freshly squeezed.

We were in and out in a timely manner. We will continue to come when we are in town.

It seems like weekdays are best if you don't want to stand in line.

Bring your family/friends because they won't be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“very good food”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

very good food....friendly wait staff. it was nicer inside then we expected. the menu was extensive and the was something for everyone.

Visited March 2014
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