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Elly's Pancake House Chicago

#203 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
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101 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610-1302
+1 312-643-2300
00:00 - 23:59
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't had breakfast and on our way to Chicago museum, so dropped in here for an quick bite to eat, and what an inspired choice. Free coffee and lemonade refills, freshly cooked quality food and all served promptly Thoroughly recommend the biscuits and gravy, which came with poached eggs and hash browns. tasted great and tremendous value at only $11... More 

Thank andrew s
Chicago, Illinois
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258 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

24 hour diner food. Fabulous breakfast. Had the healthy (this time) egg white breakfast and it was delicious.

Thank casa1234
Chicago, Illinois
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2,830 reviews
1,586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,845 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best news we've heard in a long time was a report that Elly's Pancake House at 101 West North Avenue isn't going to be torn down to make room for a high rise residential building at the southwest corner of Clark Street and North Avenue. Apparently, the real estate development deal fell through. No wonder our favorite waitress, Deborah,... More 

Thank Taylor B
Lakewood, California
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very nice, open and airy restaurant. very inviting. Service was very attentive. Food was above average. My daughter had the strawberry waffle and enjoyed it. I had the basic breakfast eggs, bacon, sausage and hash browns. A good breakfast, nothing that wowed me. Ordered the whole black beans but they had no flavor to them. I would come back here... More 

Thank Jose B
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great service. Pretty standard fair done amazingly well. They have a little bit of everything from crepes, frittatas, and French toast to skillets and traditional breakfast combos. We went there Saturday April 15th around 7. While we had been to several other Chicago breakfast places, this was our first time eating at an Elly's. I really liked that they were... More 

Thank SatedFoodie
Flushing, MI
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

On the way back to Michigan from New Orleans via train, we had a 6 hour lay over. After visiting The Chicago History Museum. Hungry after our museum visit, we noticed Elly's Pancake House across the street. Remembering a favorable TripAdvisor review, we decided to check it out. Our decision turned out to be a winner; the food had both... More 

Thank peterfan
Jacksonville, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A friend wanted to have breakfast for dinner so we went to Elly's. I was able to have Gluten Free French Toast and it was really good. My friends had eggs, fries and burgers and all said it was really good.

Thank Annie R
Omaha, Nebraska
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I stopped in for lunch after arriving in town. I was greeted warmly and got a delicious cup of coffee right away. I had a burger and fries. The burger was great. The fries tasted like Arby's curly fries, but they were stick straight. I think that made them crispier than what you get with Arby's. Delicious.

Thank Kris P
Chicago, Illinois
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258 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Elly's is an institution in Chicago for breakfast all day. Hopefully it will be around awhile longer, but may close when they erect the new upscale condo project.

Thank casa1234
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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219 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

After visiting the Chicago History Museum, I was looking for a place to have lunch. Elly's was just a short block away. The seemed to specialize in breakfasts and lunches. My server was a real pro. Everything seemed cooked to order so fast food this isn't. My hamburger was worth the weight. Similar in appearance to one you cook on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610-1302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-643-2300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?