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Original Pancake House

#22 of 7,599 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
Open 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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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813 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was lucky enough to be here in Oct. The place is jam packed. Line wraps around the whole place. It takes longer to wait on line than is does to actually eat there! I wish I could be there for some pumpkin pancakes. The atmosphere was loud and the food was fantastic!

Thank MaryAnne S
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy place with yummy eats. Love got a scramble with sausage that he's still raving about to this day. I got eggs and pancakes, and I loved my pancakes a lot. Get them with chocolate chips. It's a busy place, but the service was good, although you're elbow to elbow with other diners. Enjoy the people watching and get some... More 

Thank Rebecca E
Houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to eat in Chicago. The food is delicious and the plates are huge. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. You will have to stand in a line in order to get in but the food is well worth standing in line and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Christi S
Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, this review is about one dish and one dish only and is not a reflection of the rest of my party either. I ordered their apple dutch pancake....WOW! What a ginormous mound of fresh apples covered in cinnamon caramel goodness and ladled over layer upon layer of delectable crepes. If I could eat this every day I would!

Thank jwb7287
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I met a business associate at this facility. I could not get over the size of the egg white omelette. Service was good as well. What amazed me as well as the size of the omelette and Texas toast was the line of patrons standing outside waiting robe seated. Obviously this establishment has everything down pat and is a regular... More 

Thank Raphael L
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

cant go wrong, dutch baby, nice soft eggs, good coffee, were happy to provide great fruit in place of toast, tummy reg. pancakes

Thank Pam11225
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Located in the Gold Coast on Bellevue near Rush Street. Columbus Day morning had a 15 minute wait and continued well after. No queues on weekdays. Service is prompt, tables are cozy. Large portions reasonably priced. Endless variety of Dutch pancakes, skillets, omelettes, bennies, pancakes, crepes, waffles, and meats. Standard 2 eggs, 4 thick-cut bacon, and toast ($11) does the... More 

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, 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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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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