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Original Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
+1 414-431-5055
07:00 - 14:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my youngest to visit my daughter who just had her first baby. Was out for a walk we we bumped into this wonderful place. I have been to many pancake houses but this was truly an original. Everything was delicious. The pancakes extra fluffy and the thick cut bacon was to die for. Add on top of that... More 

Thank rstinepleiades2012
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The food was outstanding but it's much more expensive than what I've ordered at other family-type restaurants. A single waffle was $8 and ham added another $6. The orange juice was also very good but there were four seeds in it. It was fresh squeezed, but still.

Thank RoadkillBC
Escanaba, Michigan
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Wife and I spent night in Milwaukee and researched best breakfast places in town. Based on Trip Advisor recommendation we ate at Milwaukees Original Pancake House. We were not disappointed! We arrived right at opening. Locale was clean, bright, and well appointed. Wait staff was prompt and attentive. Food was magnificent. I had cherry crepes, my wife the apple pancakes.... More 

Thank DennisLHopkins1
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Milwaukee for a night on Sunday Jan1st 2017. Came her on Monday. We ordered the baked apple pancake which we haven't had in a,few years. It was incredibly delicious! We also shared a side of sausage party's and scrambled eggs. service was very good and our waitress was friendly and attentive.

Thank Greg M
Madison, WI
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137 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is my go-to place for breakfast meetings, when friends come to town, even solo. The service is spot on, wifi which is nice when solo or for meetings. Two can easily split and omelette (two can split two eggs scrambled as it is not really two eggs but two "ladles" of eggs. Wait staff are attentive. Coffee is good.... More 

Thank KLMMadison
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

First, if you are coming here on the weekend, expect a wait. With that being said, the wait is worth it. The staff is always very nice and accommodating, and the food is great. Their oj is fresh squeezed and absolutely delicious! Their omelettes are crazy huge... I can never eat it all. Pancakes are always delicious here as well!

Thank kellyreneekloth
Evergreen, Colorado
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Took grandsons here for breakfast. Excellent pancakes with whipped butter and choice of syrups. Fresh squeezed orange juice was worth the price. Lots of refills on good coffee. Understand the restaurant is very busy on weekends.

Thank sunsetviewer
Saint Louis, Missouri
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163 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A great meal, whatever the time of day! BEST breakfast in town! Worth the 10 min drive north of the city! Great food, great service, quick turn around. My favorite place for breakfast in Milwaukee!

Thank Butmomwhy
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We enjoyed a Saturday breakfast here. The menu has many good options, the space is comfortable and the service was good. Street parking only.

Thank Ann W
Belleville, Michigan
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Tasted the specialty dutch baby for the first time. Oven baked and eat with whipped butter, lemon and powdered sugar. Delicious!

Thank JmyJohan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, 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 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?