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Gail's Carriage Inn Pancake

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1145 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016-5608
+1 847-758-9407
06:30 - 14:00
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Normal, Illinois
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hit this place up for something quick to drink. Tea/coffee was good, fairly straight forward, and easy. A little pricey for the two drinks ($6.00), but they were fast and efficient. Good, solid recommend.

1 Thank sbrovens
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Finding this place was an accidental. We're on our way to our hotel & we're looking for a breakfast place that are not franchised. So we asked Siri a breakfast place & happened this place is closer. I was hesitant at first because of the name. So hubby tried to check first & he said looks clean inside & tons... More 

Thank Cherryberrypretty
Orland Park, Illinois
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

had breakfast here with the family. food is great huge varied menu service great staff very friendly and attentive

Thank janet m
Des Plaines, Illinois
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79 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Good food and fast service, make's this spot a winner. Very large menu with great soups but, the steaks are something to try.

Thank dicksayad
Des Plaines, Illinois
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is only for people who are hungry started my day with a great breakfast call "all in" this ended up being the only meal of the day

Thank notadumbblond
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Home cooked food. Large portions. Although you can find healthy options, this is really a place where you can eat delicious waffle creations, egg combinations and lunchtime specials. Dependable place to eat breakfast or lunch.

Thank Olayla1
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Average coffee shop restaurant. The omelet inside the hash browns is a specialty of the place, but there's a reason you don't see it elsewhere.

Thank zbicyclist
West Chicago, Illinois
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931 reviews
503 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Four of us had lunch here as we all liked what we had. The Honeyberry salad was especially good. The spinach and feta omelette was ordered made with just 2 eggs and was a perfect size, also served with fresh fruit that was both ripe and tasty. It's a nice restaurant and we will return.

Thank sue o
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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223 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Gail's has an awesome menu, and the taste of the food is generally good. Today was a little bit of an exception where my omelette was overcooked and dry. And the restaurant was completely understaffed!! Our waitress was very pleasant and when she was helping us, she was good. But she had most of the restaurant that she had to... More 

Thank Matt_from_Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
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2,506 reviews
1,964 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

We went to Gail's Carriage Inn hoping for their biscuits and gravy special, but they did not have that on Friday. Pancakes for the kids, crepes and omelettes for the adults and oat meal for the senior. Everything tasted great. Service was efficient. Portions were quite large.

Thank Allen21096

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1145 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016-5608
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-758-9407

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