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The Original Pancake House

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1909 W Springfield Ave, Ste B, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-3068
+1 217-352-8866
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06:30 - 13:30
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 13:30
Sat 06:30 - 14:30
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Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Open for breakfast and lunch only. The food is wonderful, starting to get a little pricey but worth it. We got almost every Sunday.

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Thank Scott N
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were fans of the 49er flap Jack's 30 years ago when we went to school here. same owners, same great taste on those flapjacks. We are now coming for our kids here at school and we get there whenever we can. Plan for a long wait in the morning. Send someone early to get a place in line.

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Thank JBombs18
Savoy, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the breakfast here and especially the pancakes. It is my second choice behind Peep. Peep is a bit more affordable and 'homey' which I like. This place is still really good!

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Thank GroovyBabb
Dubuque, Iowa
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third Original Pancake House I have visited. The food and service is always consistently good. Try the PB&J pancakes...they're not just for kids!

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Thank knsthompson
White Heath, Illinois
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This has been a go to place for breakfast for years but they also have the best Spinach Salad I have ever tasted. Because it is a citrus dressing rather than a hot bacon dressing. Thick cut bacon, mushrooms, onion, orange segments, baby Spinach, pecans and diced egg. Also the corned beef hash is excellent and I am always torn... More 

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Thank Chris N
Danville, Illinois
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not a big breakfast person and really only like eggs if it's an omelette drenched in ketchup and hot sauce, but last weekend decided to stop at the original pancake house. I'm so glad we did. The place was packed, we gave our name and were seated in 15 minutes. Our waitress was super nice and we were sitting... More 

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Thank Visionsinwax
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This is the best place in town to go for breakfast food. Everything on the menu is amazing but my favorites are the bacon waffle and the biscuits and gravy. It's worth the wait for a table every time.

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Thank Christine W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times!! The food is great with large portions. The staff is friendly and keep the guests moving. It does get crowded but the wait was worth it. Last time I was there in saw the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars (this is his hometown). I recommend the visit!

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Thank Robin T
Chicago, Illinois
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546 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

You can't go wrong with anything on the menu - huge omelets, amazing waffles, and incredible seasonal pumpkin pancakes. The price is right and the portions are huge. They are true to their wait times. Plan on waiting at least a half hour on weekends. Friendly service.

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Thank dkm57
Decatur, IL
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I was seated at a very small table barely enough room to spread out at all even though I was by myself. It took a long time before somebody finally came up to me and asked me if I had been waited on and I told him no I had not. I immediately had somebody bring me coffee which the... More 

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Thank danrichardson422

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
06:30 - 13:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 13:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 13:30
Thursday
06:30 - 13:30
Friday
06:30 - 13:30
Saturday
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1909 W Springfield Ave, Ste B, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-3068
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-352-8866

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