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Original Pancake House

22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
+1 312-642-7917
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“pancakes” (246 reviews)
“dutch baby” (24 reviews)
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7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place gets busy for breakfast but has decent food with good portions at decent price. Nothing fancy about this place but that's what I liked about it, just good ol' pancake house food.Getting there at 7am on a weekday meant no waiting for a...More

Thank Todd Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Apple Pancake is to die for! Great to share - it is huge! The blueberry pancakes are scrumptious, too. Friendly wait staff and great service. You must go there!

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is busy but worth the wait. Outdoor tables are a special treat and the pecan pancakes are..well..incredible! A must.

Thank rsm10018
Reviewed 6 February 2018

When staying in the area this is where I go to get breakfast. Make sure on weekend that you go before 9 am. Can have a long line out the front.

Thank A2foley
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Food and service were good! Very conveniently located 2min walk from our rental! We enjoyed the blueberry wheat pancakes and the strawberry! No funky seasonal coffees, black w added milk and sugar..

Thank ChulettasChoice
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

A last minute change in plans meant we were downtown on a week day morning and looking for somewhere for breakfast. Getting a free spot to park right outside the restaurant started a delightful visit just right. The mushroom sherry sauce is a delicious side...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Southwestern Skillet with pancakes and fresh orange juice - absolutely heavenly. And the service is great too - very warm and friendly :-)

Thank Parrswood
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Long lines, but speedy service. Seated "elbow to elbow" but food and menu amazing. Plentiful breakfast choices. Loved waffles and 'build your own"omelet. Great service. Pleasant and friendly staff. Good cup of coffee (not weak/not to strong).

Thank gwendolynm827
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The place is opposite Thompson hotel so all residents visit it for breakfast. We went early in the morning. Service is great and people are very kind. The food is average, we ate pancakes and French toast, both dishes were nice but not,something extraordinary.

Thank Chrisanthy25
Reviewed 1 January 2018

The long line outside with 35 degrees was worth its wait... They had an electric heater in the doorway as you made it towards the interior hall. The Pancakes were extremely good and they never hurried you to eat and go regardless of the line...More

Thank WorldWidePlayer
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Lee B
20 August 2017|
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Response from 59juliek7 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any pets in the restaurant when we were there, but out of consideration of other patrons and their possible allergies to pets, I would think that if they were allowed, it would only be on the patio.
Johanna M
17 June 2016|
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Response from Seaneog | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I don't think so. You won't be waiting too long if you have to wait. We've never had to wait for a table though.
1 June 2016|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
No, It probably sets about 100 , maybe a few more. The lines are always long but the service is great and the wait not bad. more seating outside in nice weather. BB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-642-7917
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