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Original Pancake House

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106 S Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4229
+1 847-696-1381
07:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Skokie, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was excellent. Pancakes ok - sausage patty a little undercooked, but good.I would go there again

Thank eirinula
Chicago, Illinois
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2,247 reviews
1,767 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to the Original Pancake House on a Sunday morning, though we did get there by 10:00 a.m., which meant that the wait was about 10 minutes. As we sat there, believe me, the line grew longer. There is enough parking with the side & rear parking lots, as well as the street parking lot. The service was excellent... More 

Thank Allen21096
Park Ridge, Illinois
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome and a madhouse most mornings. We have to steel ourselves before going here. It is a relatively small place maybe 20 or so tables and those tables are packed with lots of families. You may have to wait for a table to leave to be seated. It's a controlled chaos though. Once your at your table... More 

Thank khodgdon
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

A regular Sunday favourite treat. Pancakes and waffles with heaps of fresh fruit and cream. What's not to like?

Thank HikingPhil
Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Well, this place has a good reputation, but I think that's all. The culture of the service, you could tell, is just not good, from the host that just gives you a menu and shows you were to sit, to the grumpy bus boy, to the inattentive wait staff. I'm reviewing this by breakfast standards too, which, for me, are... More 

Thank TomDM94
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

If you go there, look up at the ceiling, watch out for the dripping water, through the filth. sent the fork back because it was dirty, then sent the food back, hair and all.

1 Thank Rank1107
Level Contributor
46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We found the staff to be very rude. The host was very condescending, the waitress was almost to the point of being rude. We told her that we needed new coffee as the cream was bad and her response was "did you mix it'? When she came back with new cream and coffee there was a very small amount of... More 

1 Thank ChicagoHelli
Rustington, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We went with a party of 12 which is a lot for a restaurant to cope with when no reservation has been made. They could not have been more helpful despite being so busy. We were seated quickly and efficiently and the server was really great. The food was tremendous. Certainly no skimping on the portions - most of our... More 

Thank htur61
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Usually have a good experience & great food. This is a reason we keep coming back. This time I was so surprised when the server started "schooling" me. I ordered the corn beef hash. Yes, again. If you have read some of my other reviews you will see it's a staple for me. Another staple is that I ALWAYS, without... More 

1 Thank Jhart09
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Went on a Sunday morning, bought a groupon as usual... Made you feel at home, food was GREAT(try a skillet they're huge) the service was very good, and the prices can't be beat... Must Try you'll be back...

2 Thank fatherof600

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4229
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Park Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 847-696-1381

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