We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Billy's Pancake House

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
440 W Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60067-2363
+1 847-358-0600
06:00 - 16:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 16:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 37: English reviews
Barrington, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for breakfast by myself a few times on weekends and found the food to be nothing special at all and the service to be bad, in fact so bad the last time I was there that I sat for at least 10 minutes and nobody came to even offer me a cup of coffee. I got up... More 

Thank bpw54
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Do you want a giant, delicious, filling meat lovers skillet? Look no further! Simply the best around. I think I have only gotten something else on 1 occasion. You should check it out!

Thank Pat A
Franklin, North Carolina
Level Contributor
58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Wonderful breakfast. Service fabulous and place is quaint. Very few places in South Carolina can even compare to my fabulous breakfast. Two yummy pancakes, two eggs(done perfectly as ordered) sausage and fruit. And of course, never ending coffee!!

Thank mountainlaker
Huntley, Illinois
Level Contributor
43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

While our breakfast and the waitress we had at this restaurant were both quite good, I have never been so annoyed by "UP CHARGES" in my entire life. There are additional fees for everything you could possibly ask for when ordering breakfast. This goes well beyond typical at most places. Our server was actually embarrassed that we were upset &... More 

Thank DBS19
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A full range breakfast menu (lunch and early dinner, too). Personable hosts and staff, consistently good breakfasts.

Thank Palatinetravels
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on Saturday. My daughter ordered a 1/2 lb. burger well done. It was cooked properly and still very juicy. I enjoyed a grilled cheese with bacon and tomato sandwich. I was able to substitute fruit for the fries, and the fruit was very fresh compared to other places. The restaurant is very clean, and so is... More 

Thank Chicago_Gayle
Palatine, Illinois
Level Contributor
158 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great for breakfast, servers are very friendly, breakfast comes lightning quick. Quick with the coffee refills. Not the cheapest place, but on par with most other places in the area. Great omelets. Our go to breakfast place.

Thank Mike W
Palatine, Illinois
Level Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We have dined here on occasions and enjoyed good breakfast items. Nice little place to take the kids for lunch

Thank Bill E
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Billy's is a great place for breakfast or lunch. I love how all the ingredients they use are fresh. They also provide an abundant array of fresh fruit with breakfast. From omelets to pancakes, it's a great place to go.

Thank Ann V
Level Contributor
55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Food was typical breakfast diner food. Lots and lots of food. The kids pancakes are HUGE, more than an adult would eat. It would have been nice to know this in advance as we would have ordered one plate for the kids to share. Additionally, we were not told that it was an additionally charge for chocolate chips on the... More 

Thank winemyst

Travellers who viewed Billy's Pancake House also viewed


Been to Billy's Pancake House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 W Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60067-2363
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-358-0600

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Billy's Pancake House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?