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Original Pancake House

#29 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gold Coast
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22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
+1 312-642-7917
Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 17:00
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small town feel for breakfast in the heart of the city. I thought that this chain was a Michigan thing, glad to see it's here too!

Thank Melissa C
London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend by some locals and I've started planning my breakfast for tomorrow. Exactly the type of stupidly big American breakfast I was looking for, the omelette was way too big to finish and the pancakes are sickeningly sweet but i loved it! I'll probably go for the eggs Florentines tomorrow....

Thank Omar M
Worthington, Ohio, United States
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Weekday wait is minimal and the service is very good. Blueberry pancakes can't be beat. Great low-key place for a family.

Thank Michelle C
Singapore, Singapore
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for two consecutive breakfasts. There was a line but it moves pretty quickly so no big issues. Had their Eggs Royale and Dutch Treat. Loved them! Both the potato and dutch pancakes were absolutely delicious.

Thank Li Lin C
Oslo, Norway
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to plan enough time, there is usually a line to get in, but the service is effective, so don´t let it scare you from going inside. I was really looking forward to having their blueberry pancakes, but I was a little dissapointed. It was good pancakes, by all means, but I had such high expectations, so I was... More 

Thank HappytravelerOslo
Northern Michigan
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273 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small little place that always seems to be busy for breakfast. Seating for 5 was about a 15 minute wait. Food was decent. Waitress did a good job. The place is a little tight, so if you are claustrophobic, this might not be the place you want to go. Prices were average. Restaurant was clean.

Thank CheddaP
Saint Louis, Missouri
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been eating here for years. Best breakfast in town. Quick service. Don't let the long line deceive you-it moves quickly.

Thank Karen G
Corinth, Texas
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Original Pancake House was really good. Our family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed it and the service was great. Nothing fancy, but certainly delicious. We would most definitely go back.

1 Thank LCJones629
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Best pancakes ever. It was so good we went twice. First time I had the chocolate chip pancakes- absolutely yummy. Second time eggs over easy with pancakes. There is a massive choice and everything is wonderful. We were lucky it was across the road from our hotel. Always busy and excellent service

1 Thank Bee727
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We came twice to this busy, atmospheric, crowded place. The eggs over easy were great, the pancakes light as air, and the omelettes substantial enough for the biggest appetite.

Thank BarryH1

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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
USD 20
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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