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“Great breakfast” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chris' Pancake & Dining

Chris' Pancake & Dining
Ranked #103 of 2,874 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Springfield, Missouri
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151 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We returned to Chris' the second morning we were in St. Louis for breakfast, so you can tell we liked it.
On the first day, I had the Sicilian omelet, featuring Italian sausage, and my husband had the country omelet, with gravy. The second day he tried the Sicilian omelet and I had the spring frittata. I enjoyed both dishes. He liked the Sicilian omelet better than the country one, because the hash browns are incorporated into the country one, rather than served separately. We both had pancakes both days. Chris' doesn't skimp on butter and syrup, which is great.
Service was excellent both days. Several members of the staff stopped by to make sure our drinks were filled and all our needs taken care of.
While we had breakfast only, a glance at the menu assured us that the "dining" part of the restaurant's name also is probably well deserved.
Signs of various civic clubs adorning the front of the place demonstrate that it's highly regarded by neighborhood residents as well. Some of the diners obviously were regulars, and were greeted and visited with as such.
We were glad to be part of the Chris' family too, even if only for a couple of mornings. We'll return for a family reunion of sorts on our next visit to St. Louis.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Betty R
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English first
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Baby shower brought flood of rave reviews”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Our baby shower at Chris's was well attended and well fed! The chicken salad sandwiches were generous, the grouper flaky and hot and the fruit ripe and beautiful. The staff was happy, helpful, and quick. Thanks for a great afternoon!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank M0mmaSue
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Gulfport, Florida
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“This Place is always Excellent!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Chris's just never disappoints no matter how often I go. The food is beyond amazing, the portions are generous, the quality of the food is always excellent. They have the friendliest staff and you just always feel at home there. Love meeting the girlfriends for breakfast before we head out on our excursions. Even though they are always busy on the weekends, the wait is never very long. They have coffee and cookies in the lobby while you wait, so who can complain about that!! You can tell the food is made from scratch and they only use fresh quality product. They serve breakfast all day long, sometimes love going for pancakes for dinner. Just a great neighborhood spot to have a nice family breakfast. Enjoy!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MissZ2012
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Pforzheim
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very busy diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We went to Chris' Pancake & Dining for the first time on a Sunday morning around 10:30 and were a little bit surprised at how busy it was. We were put on a wait list and stayed in the rather small entryway, which had free coffee and cookies for the people waiting. A very nice touch! After a 30 minute wait, we got our table. The staff was very nice and the food was great! We had an omelette and french toast, and it surely filled us up. Typical American diner, but way better for breakfast than all the fast food places around. The diner itself is a little bit hidden, so use a GPS if you have never been there before. Would definitely go back there, but probably reserve a table next time!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Romilovestotravel
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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145 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“Standard Diner Fare”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

If you like diner food then this is the place for you. Pretty standard menu.. and they serve large portion breakfasts all day long. Service is slow so allow time.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Root B
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