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The Original Pancake House

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1909 W Springfield Ave, Ste B, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-3068
+1 217-352-8866
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06:30 - 13:30
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 13:30
Sat 06:30 - 14:30
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Danville, Illinois
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a big breakfast person and really only like eggs if it's an omelette drenched in ketchup and hot sauce, but last weekend decided to stop at the original pancake house. I'm so glad we did. The place was packed, we gave our name and were seated in 15 minutes. Our waitress was super nice and we were sitting... More 

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Thank Visionsinwax
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place in town to go for breakfast food. Everything on the menu is amazing but my favorites are the bacon waffle and the biscuits and gravy. It's worth the wait for a table every time.

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Thank Christine W
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times!! The food is great with large portions. The staff is friendly and keep the guests moving. It does get crowded but the wait was worth it. Last time I was there in saw the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars (this is his hometown). I recommend the visit!

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Thank Robin T
Chicago, Illinois
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538 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

You can't go wrong with anything on the menu - huge omelets, amazing waffles, and incredible seasonal pumpkin pancakes. The price is right and the portions are huge. They are true to their wait times. Plan on waiting at least a half hour on weekends. Friendly service.

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Thank dkm57
Decatur, IL
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I was seated at a very small table barely enough room to spread out at all even though I was by myself. It took a long time before somebody finally came up to me and asked me if I had been waited on and I told him no I had not. I immediately had somebody bring me coffee which the... More 

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Thank danrichardson422
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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791 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I'm kinda biased toward Original Pancake Houses.....we love the ones in Portland, OR and Wilmette, IL. We were among the first in on a Sun AM and the place filled up fast, a usual thing for them. I ordered a Dutch Baby and bacon and both were very good, also as usual. My wife ordered an apple Belgian waffle thinking... More 

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1 Thank RickMIusa
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I ways find myself meeting other local professionals at this establishment. Service is always good, food is good, place is clean. I wish they opened a bit earlier. However this is one of Champaigns great breakfast joints.

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Thank neg2013
Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Bacon IN the pancakes...GENIUS!!! No where do you get bigger fluffier omlettes (oven baked) or better pancakes!! Take the time to get the apple ones, that take a bit longer...worth it!!!

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Thank Kevin B
Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place for Sunday morning breakfast. While they were crowded they were accurate on how long a wait we would have and they did move quickly. They breakfasts were huge- most egg dishes coming with 3 pancakes as well. The western omelet was enough for two people and loaded with stuff. Our service was friendly and efficient. Would come back... More 

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Thank Dianna S
mt. Vernon Texas
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I have to stop at this restaurant at least once while I am in Champaign, Illinois visiting. The food is always good as is the service. My most favorite dish on the menu is cinnamon raisin oatmeal pancakes. I believe this is the only original pancake house that serves this item – a manager's creation. Excellent, excellent, excellent‼️My husband thoroughly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
06:30 - 13:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 13:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 13:30
Thursday
06:30 - 13:30
Friday
06:30 - 13:30
Saturday
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1909 W Springfield Ave, Ste B, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-3068
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-352-8866

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?