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Original Pancake House

22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
+1 312-642-7917
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“pancakes” (247 reviews)
“dutch baby” (24 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Original Pancake House was across street from hotel. Doesn’t seem like a chain restaurant. Good service. Well prepared breakfast. Comfortable.

Thank kent f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing pancake house! Plus eggs. Plus servers who are friendly despite the crowds. I used to make pilgrimages here when in Chicago on business; i recently returned and it is a good as ever. Don't miss the thin swedish pancakes w lingonberries.

Thank cornwall90
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good neighborhood breakfast place. The food is good, reasonably priced, and fast friendly service. At peak times there will be a wait, so time your visit unless you want to queue. We had fresh strawberry waffles, buckwheat pancakes, eggs Benedict, with fresh orange juice, all...More

Thank Shopbe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was it staff is attentive, food comes quickly. One type syrup provided, I didn't inquire about special no-sugar etc. Nearly everything comes with pancakes. Coffee was OK but I did get one serving of burnt dregs on one visit. Next cup was good.

Thank Hikestick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extensive menu for everyone's palate, very reasonable prices, and an excellent breakfast. Get there before 8AM or you may be waiting outside, in inclement weather this would not be fun. Very convenient to State St/Michigan Ave area, street parking available. Small, but very cozy and...More

Thank bruce q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast selections, friendly staff and nice venue, a much better option than a drab hotel breakfast! Maybe a little on the pricey side but the food is good and the portions are huge, no need to have lunch.

Thank jamesk7901
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was across the street from our hotel. The kids always like the pancake selection. I find it a little pricey. But, the pancakes are good.

Thank leojtracnik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast ! This is a must do in Chicago best breakfast ! get there early to beat the crowds

Thank suekim61
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This place gets busy for breakfast but has decent food with good portions at decent price. Nothing fancy about this place but that's what I liked about it, just good ol' pancake house food.Getting there at 7am on a weekday meant no waiting for a...More

Thank Todd Y
Reviewed 28 February 2018

The Apple Pancake is to die for! Great to share - it is huge! The blueberry pancakes are scrumptious, too. Friendly wait staff and great service. You must go there!

Thank Susan B
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
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Lee B
20 August 2017|
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Response from 59juliek7 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any pets in the restaurant when we were there, but out of consideration of other patrons and their possible allergies to pets, I would think that if they were allowed, it would only be on the patio.
Johanna M
18 June 2016|
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Response from Seaneog | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I don't think so. You won't be waiting too long if you have to wait. We've never had to wait for a table though.
2 June 2016|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
No, It probably sets about 100 , maybe a few more. The lines are always long but the service is great and the wait not bad. more seating outside in nice weather. BB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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