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Clarke's Pancake House

$$ - $$$
Lincoln Park
American, Diner
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2441 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2414
+1 773-472-3505
07:00 - 07:00
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We have eaten here three times and have enjoyed each visit. The Skillet dishes are wonderful. Service is adequate.

Thank Buccos
1 review
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I went to visit my son at the Campus, first time was good,but second time the hostess sit us outside,bees where a pain in...because flowers were near by and it was impossible to eat. After we sit,we waited for 15 min,by clock, I tend to take always time, a family came, where sitting next to us,and hostess personally attend them,... More 

Thank Mary R
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Lots of folks have trashed Clarke's. I'd eaten there a while back and it was OK, so we returned because it was convenient to our next destination. Despite modest expectations, we were quite satisfied. It's a diner, so you get diner food -- salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, many breakfast choices. No entrees. We were greeted quickly, provided with water, checked... More 

Thank mr-pinguini
Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We went here with guests before going to a show. They changed their minds so many times and ended up finding Clarke's on a whim. I had corn beef hash and sunny-side up eggs. The eggs were over-cooked and the hash wasn't very good either. The burger that was brought out for another person wasn't that bad, typical burger. The... More 

Thank Joe K
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014 via mobile

This was a great little diner, quite plain....not the best decor but the food was out of this world. Best breakfast I have ever had. Endless coffee, amazing pancakes, skillets of hash n eggs. Set me up for the day, wish I could have this every day!!

Thank CookieMonster4
Lima, Peru
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2013 via mobile

The Olympic burger with pretzel bread and waffle fried potatoes is the best! The service was very friendly and helpful even in Spanish

Thank gingrat
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2012 via mobile

Food was wonderful! German pancakes were amazing! I'd highly recommend for breakfast! Great selection. A lot for vegetarian's too! Don't miss this one!

Thank Iwasko
Wilmette, Illinois
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199 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2011

My wife and I ate there on a Sunday morning. Once we ordered our breakfast, we waited over an hour and our food still had not arrived. When I went to the counter (our waitress was MIA) to cancel our order (we had not received a thing) they wanted to still charge us for our entire order. Stay away.

Thank tshissler
Dickson, Tennessee
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

My daughter and I ate supper at Clarke's on a Saturday night around 5:00 P.M. and had no trouble getting seated. By the time we were finishing up, there was a line at the door for seating. Extensive menu, reasonable prices, great service and good food made this experience one that we'll repeat during our next visit to the Lincoln... More 

Thank otterpup
chicago, illinois
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2007

My husband and I visit Clarke's on Lincoln Ave. at least two Saturdays a month for breakfast. it's a high ceilinged, airy place, with lots of light issuing from large picture windows. You can come as you are: jeans and sweats are in evidence, sported by the college crowd, and families bring their children without qualms. (It can get noisy!)... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 07:00
07:00 - 07:00
07:00 - 07:00
07:00 - 07:00
07:00 - 07:00
07:00 - 07:00
07:00 - 07:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2441 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-2414
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-472-3505

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

Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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