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“Good Stick to your Ribs Food!”

Big Skillet Restaurant & Pancake House
Ranked #18 of 187 Restaurants in Elgin
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American
Description: A family friendly neighborhood gathering place always striving to bring quality food at friendly prices. Some of our specialties include breakfast skillets, 1/2 lb. Angus steak burgers, eclectic salads, homemade soups, all you can eat dinner specials and fresh baked pies! We look forward to serving you!
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Description: A family friendly neighborhood gathering place always striving to bring quality food at friendly prices. Some of our specialties include breakfast skillets, 1/2 lb. Angus steak burgers, eclectic salads, homemade soups, all you can eat dinner specials and fresh baked pies! We look forward to serving you!
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Stick to your Ribs Food!”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Good food, good portion size meals, and nice desserts. Good service with a smile! The restaurant is also much cleaner with the new owners.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great breakfast”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

Hit the spot. They know how to treat you. Friendly people. Great service. Serving size fills you up.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank lastoly
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Your coffee cup will never be empty”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have breakfast here with a group almost every month. It's always good and you won't go hungry. The service is usually attentive.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Larry B
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Elgin, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Everything is average”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place seems to change owners/managers frequently. Atmosphere, food, service is average - nothing to rave about, nothing to really complain about.

Visited December 2013
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Thank C J
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Jack B, General Manager at Big Skillet Restaurant & Pancake House, responded to this review, November 22, 2014
CJ, Thank you for your feedback. Your are right, this restaurant did go thru a period of time from roughly 2003 to 2008 where owners changed frequently and management was almost non-existent. We are proud to say that since opening as Big Skillet in early 2009 it has been under the same ownership and management! As for everything being average, we are constantly striving to provide the best possible experience for our guests and we hope that you will continue to dine with us. Thank You.
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Elgin, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Old Faithful”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

I have breakfast here with friends about 3 times a month on a Saturday morning. I have seen broader menus but where this restaurant shines is the friendly and attentive service, prompt delivery of food no matter how crowded.
The outstanding feature of this restaurant is that you can personalize y0ur order and they ALWAYS deliver as ordered. For instance "crispy" bacon, "soft" cooked omlette, "crispy" hash browns. Etc., etc.
The menu is not a broad as some similar restaurants but is more than made up for by the quality. Prices are very reasonable!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Manus S
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