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Original Pancake House

#22 of 7,635 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gold Coast
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22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
+1 312-642-7917
07:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 17:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the restaurant was beside our hotel we opted to have breakfast here three times over 10 days. The line moves quickly and it's worth the wait! I'd advise you bring a large appetite as the portions are huge; everything we tried was really good (pancakes/waffles/house speciality (baked apple pancake) which takes time to bake), the staff are expert in... More 

Thank Ohjustpeachy
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160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A typical middle of the road breakfast diner. The omelettes were very good. The coffee not so good and very expensive. I recommend avoiding the coffee. The service was ok; the manager on the day we were there was gruff with everyone. He caused a lot of tension with the staff and paying customers.

Thank WillySpr
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all their omelets are amazing and huge! Their apple pancake looked amazing but I'm not sure how it taste. Coffee is god awful. Eggs and bacon are good. Pancakes and crepes aren't any better that the cheap pancake batter you can buy at the grocery store. It seems as if you order the right things, you can have... More 

Thank Paul880123
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great breakfast selection of savory & sweet. The pancakes are incredible and the service is friendly and warm. Love all the option of pancakes and the omelets are also very tasteful! Large portions. Average price

Thank ValeEAntoP
St.louis mo
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was about 15 family members we all ordered sat and talked before we knew it our food was there hot and all correct

Thank LaMon P
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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111 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

What's more enjoyable to sit down to a warm and tasty breakfast on a cold morning in the windy city, in particular if it is paired with a smile and friendly service? This small and unpretentious diner has all the attributes of a family-friendly restaurant with a warm and welcoming ambience. This is on my list for future breakfast dining... More 

Thank Muralto60
Calgary, Alberta
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Had a FANTASTIC simple breaky here with my hubby and our 9-month old son. Great atmosphere, and delicious food!

Thank ash_k_anders
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Just the most amazing pancake's and the service is outstanding. Don't eat anything before you go as the portions are very generous and well worth the price! If your on holiday it's a must if in Chicago

Thank Vaughan J
Springfield, Illinois
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883 reviews
564 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is a small neighborhood.e across from the Thompson Hotel between Rush and Bellevue. Very unassuming but absolutely the best Pancakes you can have. Brunch is great here but be prepared to wait for a table, particularly in the summer seating outside

Thank Clevlander
Walnut Creek, California
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150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Right across the street from out favorite hotel, the Thompson. If you love pancakes, this is the place to go. A must! The have an excellent array of other breakfast items and large portions. Was so impressed with the service and how quick our order came out. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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