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Original Pancake House

22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
+1 312-642-7917
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“pancakes” (235 reviews)
“dutch baby” (23 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a good option near the Sofitel Hotel in Chicago. Long lines and very crowded. Also quite expensive but good. Not as many breakfast choices near the hotel. We've been to other Original Pancake House in Washington, D.C. which was much better, so a...More

Thank Connie J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We waited only about 15 minutes, some longer. Make sure you stay in line as you won’t be disappointed! We enjoyed the seasonal offering of pumpkin pancakes. They were by far the best we’ve ever had. We also tried one of the omelettes and wow!...More

Thank jenni44w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything they serve is plus sized but it is all delicious. You get a side of pancakes with any dish!

Thank yankeetravels27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the food here - it's very tasty and the portions are generous. The omelettes are excellent and so are the Swedish pancakes with lingonberry sauce. Wait staff is always helpful and quick to take your order. Get here early on the weekends for breakfast...More

Thank AmyPRmafia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prepare for a queue, especially on the weekends. But prepare also for the REAL paradise for pancake lovers (like me)!!! I had the pancakes with strawberries, my man had the meat lover plate,with eggs, bacon, sausage and so on.. homemade lemonade and iced tea. the...More

Thank Romangirl79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No trip of mine to Chicago is complete without at least one breakfast here. I try to get here early to avoid the line (yeah it's that good). But the line moves quick, service is good, and, I would never cook breakfast if this place...More

Thank MATravelerBOS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always plan a visit while in Chicago. Great breakfast. I get the western omelette with pancakes. The omelettes are baked and are big and fluffy. The orange juice is hand squeezed each morning and is worth the trip. There can be a wait but...More

Thank Mike U
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Warm cosy place right across from my hotel. Caught my attention from the moment I got off the car. "Original" -had to Google to check that pancakes don't originate fr Chicago! Haha. Made it here for breakfast on second morning. Very good fluffy pancakes which...More

Thank LeP T
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Great service - lovely waitress. Delicious food - I had the corn beef hash with eggs and my husband had the pancakes. You get lots of food and it is brilliant. Good price too. We picked a good time and didn't have to queue but...More

Thank Traysi62
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Great breakfast place if you are looking for traditional breakfast. Not fancy, but great american family breakfast joint.

Thank petewright09
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Lee B
20 August 2017|
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Response from 59juliek7 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any pets in the restaurant when we were there, but out of consideration of other patrons and their possible allergies to pets, I would think that if they were allowed, it would only be on the patio.
Johanna M
17 June 2016|
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Response from Seaneog | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I don't think so. You won't be waiting too long if you have to wait. We've never had to wait for a table though.
1 June 2016|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
No, It probably sets about 100 , maybe a few more. The lines are always long but the service is great and the wait not bad. more seating outside in nice weather. BB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-642-7917
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