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Original Pancake House

) #90 of 1,238 Restaurants in Milwaukee $$ - $$$ American
2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
+1 414-431-5055
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“dutch baby” (2 reviews)
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2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my youngest to visit my daughter who just had her first baby. Was out for a walk we we bumped into this wonderful place. I have been to many pancake houses but this was truly an original. Everything was delicious. The pancakes extra...More

Thank rstinepleiades2012
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The food was outstanding but it's much more expensive than what I've ordered at other family-type restaurants. A single waffle was $8 and ham added another $6. The orange juice was also very good but there were four seeds in it. It was fresh squeezed,...More

Thank RoadkillBC
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Wife and I spent night in Milwaukee and researched best breakfast places in town. Based on Trip Advisor recommendation we ate at Milwaukees Original Pancake House. We were not disappointed! We arrived right at opening. Locale was clean, bright, and well appointed. Wait staff was...More

Thank DennisLHopkins1
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Milwaukee for a night on Sunday Jan1st 2017. Came her on Monday. We ordered the baked apple pancake which we haven't had in a,few years. It was incredibly delicious! We also shared a side of sausage party's and scrambled eggs. service was very...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is my go-to place for breakfast meetings, when friends come to town, even solo. The service is spot on, wifi which is nice when solo or for meetings. Two can easily split and omelette (two can split two eggs scrambled as it is not...More

Thank KLMMadison
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

First, if you are coming here on the weekend, expect a wait. With that being said, the wait is worth it. The staff is always very nice and accommodating, and the food is great. Their oj is fresh squeezed and absolutely delicious! Their omelettes are...More

Thank kellyreneekloth
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Took grandsons here for breakfast. Excellent pancakes with whipped butter and choice of syrups. Fresh squeezed orange juice was worth the price. Lots of refills on good coffee. Understand the restaurant is very busy on weekends.

Thank sunsetviewer
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A great meal, whatever the time of day! BEST breakfast in town! Worth the 10 min drive north of the city! Great food, great service, quick turn around. My favorite place for breakfast in Milwaukee!

Thank Butmomwhy
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We enjoyed a Saturday breakfast here. The menu has many good options, the space is comfortable and the service was good. Street parking only.

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Tasted the specialty dutch baby for the first time. Oven baked and eat with whipped butter, lemon and powdered sugar. Delicious!

Thank JmyJohan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-431-5055
  • E-mail