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The Original Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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1909 W Springfield Ave, Ste B, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-3068
+1 217-352-8866
06:30 - 13:30
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 13:30
Sat 06:30 - 14:30
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White Heath, Illinois
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This has been a go to place for breakfast for years but they also have the best Spinach Salad I have ever tasted. Because it is a citrus dressing rather than a hot bacon dressing. Thick cut bacon, mushrooms, onion, orange segments, baby Spinach, pecans and diced egg. Also the corned beef hash is excellent and I am always torn... More 

Thank Chris N
Danville, Illinois
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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 

Thank Visionsinwax
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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.

Thank Christine W
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7 reviews
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!

Thank Robin T
Chicago, Illinois
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541 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 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.

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 

Thank danrichardson422
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,026 reviews
486 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 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 

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.

Thank neg2013
Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews
42 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!!!

Thank Kevin B
Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank Dianna S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
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?