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Original Pancake House

2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
+1 414-431-5055
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“pancakes” (30 reviews)
“dutch baby” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 2:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many of the menu items are good which makes it hard not to eat much. The food is always hot, nice environment and the staff are friendly at this location in particular. I had the banana French toast this time around. Parking and seating may...More

Thank MissFrequentFlyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a popular breakfast and lunch spot and you frequently need to wait - but the wait is worth it. Service is fast and efficient. Tried the lemon poppy seed pancakes - light and fluffy cakes, not too thick served with a good lemon...More

Thank Norine C
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I fell really sick after leaving.. It was my first time and I couldn't wait to dig in but I soon felt really sick and now day 2 and I still feel horrible.

Thank Kristina R
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Wow, excellent i would highly recommend Service was just as good as the food. Omelet's are different than normal ones and fantastic.

Thank Daryl S
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

The comfort was felt let me first start off saying I loved the ambiance and atmosphere. The employees were warming and welcoming. The food was delicious and fulfilling my sister had an omelette which comes with pancakes (which they were soft moist and delicious) and...More

Thank aenaes m
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is not your average pancake house. It is located in a nice quant community and the food is fresh and hot. The wait staff is very friendly and social. It was was worth the 15 minutes wait to be seated.

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The best breakfast I've had in a very long time. Service was spectacular. Wish there was one in my area. My grandsons loved it....they ate very good.

Thank dianne2222
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I visited the Original Pancake House this August and would always go there again! It offers a large variety of all sorts of pancake dishes, but lots of other breakfasts as well. I chose the bacon pancakes which came with syrup and butter - sooo...More

Thank TheStink
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Food was awesome! We ordered way too much food but it was so good we couldn't waste any of it. Loved this place a lot and can't wait for our next visit!

Thank Jake D
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had a filling breakfast with a dutch boy, fruit, eggs, bacon, & waffle. The dutch baby was a little different than what we had expected, but still good. My husband described it as rolled dough that was flaky on the outside & chewy in...More

Thank Artist-teacher4BES
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Questions & Answers
8 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from richardj100 | Reviewed this property |
Bread lover, but not a bread eater. Don't recall ever seeing any, but never asked
Gary S
11 June 2017|
Response from KLMMadison | Reviewed this property |
No idea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-431-5055
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