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Emily's Pancake House

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488 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085-3149
+1 847-336-7700
06:00 - 15:00
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decant food good service for sure and a great location but definatly on the pricey side.rarely a wait but even when there is its a short wait

Thank James r
Indialantic, Florida
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Not a bad place for breakfast. The menu is pretty varied but not spectacular. All the food was good, could have been warmer as the eggs and French toast cooled off quickly. Service is friendly and the food came out fast.

Thank Steve J
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a Gem. Great menu, delicious breakfast and solid service. Huge variety, reasonable prices. The Breakfast Burrito was the best!

Thank GoldenBoilers
Chicago, IL
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209 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Emily's Pancake House serves both breakfast and lunch, but I prefer the breakfast menu. The pancakes are very tasty.

Thank oaktoncc
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

they have a lot to choose from on there menu all is good. they also have specials of the day. I love breakfast so that is what I would usually take because there hrs are for breakfast and lunch. there staff is freindly and helpful. I strongly recomend them

Thank Bernard P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stumbled on this place on accident and so glad we did! Great service and the food was fantastic. The mini waffles were so good and just the right amount of food. They squeeze their own yummy orange juice, too. Reasonable prices & a fairly large menu. Way better than IHOP!

Thank Yennifair
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We had brunch here on our way out of town. We had spotted it on our way to Jewel for some last minute motel items and hoped it might be similar to First Watch. It was better. The menu has a fairly wide range of items for breakfast and lunch, from the traditional to more health-conscious items. My wife got... More 

Thank Michelle_and_Jamie
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Large menu, fast service, large groups -- no problem. This busy pancake house serves large plates chosen from their big menu. Be prepared to wait -- Emily's is very popular -- but we weren't rushed once we were served -- and our server was efficient and pleasant.

Thank Laura R
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210 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Close to the hotel, and recommended. I had the red velvet pancakes. Soooo good, and the coffee was fresh. Waitress was on point, and food was brought out quickly. Will go again when back in town.

Thank hdslam
Waukegan, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Easily the best sunday brunch. True country portions. All omelets are 4 egg omelets. Ive tried alot of the menu and its all great.

Thank ronnie m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085-3149
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-336-7700

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