The Original Pancake House

Breakfast Spot$$$$
Milwaukee
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  • Keighley B.
    "The coffee was amazing and the pancakes were huge and top-notch"(20 Tips)
    Gaby T.
    "Great bacon and potato pancakes"(3 Tips)
    Mark B.
    "Great omelettes!"(8 Tips)
    MATT S.
    "only option for pancakes"(2 Tips)
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  • Jordan
    JordanMarch 11
    Great bacon!
  • Donny M.
    Donny MuracoJuly 20, 2015
    Belgian Waffles are amazing here and person with me had the waffles with apples baked into them! Being a newly young single guy, I have to say that the servers are Hott!😻
  • MB
    MBJuly 5, 2015
    Muy bueno todo! Los huevos benedictinos Excelentes! Súper recomendable!
  • Jason D.
    Jason DazeyNovember 22, 2014
    Cozy place on Milwaukee's far North side. Bring your appetite because the portions are huge. Metered parking seems to be the only option around here too, so bring change.
  • Megan S.
    Megan SmithNovember 8, 2014
    The hostess was rude and acted like doing her job was a burden.
  • Keighley B.
    Keighley BreezeSeptember 5, 2014
    The coffee was amazing and the pancakes were huge and top-notch
  • Scott C.
    Scott ConnellAugust 23, 2014
    The pancakes are legit & love the fresh squeezed orange juice! Wait times can be longer on Sat & Sun mornings. Paging system would be nice so you can go out on Downer and not wait in tight space.
  • Rae R.
    Rae RaeApril 13, 2014
    This place is amazing! ! But one of the hostess walks really hard and its very annoying when she keeps walking back and forth... omg
  • Chevelle W.
    Chevelle W.April 3, 2014
    Pancakes were awesome
  • Carmen H.
    Carmen HolzmanJanuary 13, 2014
    Great bacon!!! Nice breakfast selection,scrambled eggs were good as well. ☕
  • Christian G.
    Christian GuilbertOctober 27, 2013
    Deliciously awesome
  • Shareef J.
    Shareef JacksonSeptember 21, 2013
    Turkey links are a little pricey, but good
  • R S.
    R SpeenAugust 15, 2013
    Two lady's rooms, watch out guys!
  • Marques
    MarquesAugust 4, 2013
    Yummy food
  • Nick S.
    Nick ShafferAugust 2, 2013
    The bacon pancakes are great and have a unique texture
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrouchJune 2, 2013
    Great omelettes!
  • Alex M.
    Alex MorganApril 21, 2013
    The best chain restaurant ever.
  • Matt E.
    Matt EricFebruary 20, 2013
    Seems obvious but next time I will order pancakes and not an omelette. Too dry. Beautiful restaurant. Service is mediocre. Servers and manager sat at front booth - sitting, eating, drinking.
  • Kat P.
    Kat PummillJanuary 13, 2013
    Call ahead 30 minutes ahead of time and put your name in - little to no wait when you get there!
  • Pam W.
    Pam WilliamsJanuary 6, 2013
    One of my all-time favorite breakfast spots. Lots of food and reasonably priced. I recommend the potato pancakes. Service is awesome.
  • William J.
    William JonesDecember 8, 2012
    The chocolate sauce on the pancakes is a game changer. Always great service.
  • Jasmine S.
    Jasmine SDecember 7, 2012
    Jesse was an awesome server. Get the Spinach Crepes. Delicious!!
  • jamie s.
    jamie schmidOctober 6, 2012
    fyi: the blueberry compote is not compote. it's syrup.
  • Erica L.
    Erica LilyannSeptember 23, 2012
    Gigantic omelets! I could barely eat half.
  • EN W.
    EN WisdomAugust 16, 2012
    Make sure your Vegetarian Omelette doesn't come with a big cube of ham.
  • Dani K.
    Dani K.June 22, 2012
    This sounds odd...but the pancakes are TRULY legit and memorable. Breakfast lovers unite here!
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DannerMay 16, 2012
    Watch out for all the hot dilfs here
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WestveerMay 13, 2012
    Best crepes and eggs in Milwaukee!!!!!!
  • courtney
    courtneyMarch 29, 2012
    The golden brown waffle is the best breakfast. So simple but so delicious. Also if you get hash browns get them extra crispy!! So good!
  • Gaby T.
    Gaby TurerMarch 9, 2012
    Great bacon and potato pancakes
  • Christine T.
    Christine T.January 17, 2012
    I recommend the brown sugar & banana french toast or, if you have some time to wait, definitely give the Dutch baby a try. :)
  • David H.
    David HartmanJanuary 13, 2012
    Try the Pina Colada Pancakes
  • Chris L.
    Chris LarsonNovember 23, 2011
    The beverage glasses are HUGE!! I had 46 pancakes and could only drink 1/3 of my orange juice because the cup was so big. 2 gallons at least. Bill Brasky couldn't finish that orange juice!!
  • PupilsBabyBlue ..
    PupilsBabyBlue .comOctober 15, 2011
    While you wait order hot chocolate or coffee :)
  • MATT S.
    MATT SCHOTTINGOctober 2, 2011
    Apparently pancakes are now exclusively cooked in peanut oil. So forget ordering an omelette because the only option for pancakes you'll have is potato pancakes.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MooreAugust 17, 2011
    Bacon as thick as your wrist!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SpiewakJuly 12, 2011
    Opens at 7am, closes at 2pm (3pm on weekends).
  • VISIT Milwaukee
    VISIT MilwaukeeJune 10, 2011
    Start with the Apple Pancake for your table. The omelets are fabulous (you can totally share it). They're as big as your head! Share a side of the roasted potatoes too!
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BaesemanApril 14, 2011
    The orange juice is to die for!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MoranMarch 5, 2011
    Fiesta omelet is amazing, perfect breakfast and even better left over!
  • Helen B.
    Helen BonokollieFebruary 6, 2011
    WHY ARE THE BEVERAGES HERE SOOOO SMALL AND SO UNREASONABLY PRICED. I like my pancakes but I also like a normal sized beverage along with them.
  • Ronnicia J.
    Ronnicia Johnson-WalkerJanuary 29, 2011
    Very spacious, and modern feel to this spot. I almost enjoy it more than the location in Madison! Banana pancakes are a plus :)
  • Jacob B.
    Jacob BrennanJanuary 15, 2011
    Arguably, the best breakfast location in milwaukee. Very fast & fresh. Get the coffee - smooth as silk - and the crispy bacon.
  • Elaina S.
    Elaina SDecember 4, 2010
    If you cant finish a full order go for the junior pancakes, 3 pancakes and a side is perfect size!
  • Sophie S.
    Sophie SensatNovember 28, 2010
    Very customizable. Ask for substitutions and they will be happy to accommodate. No soy milk, though :(
  • Reggie W.
    Reggie WegnerNovember 6, 2010
    You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu here. Order a side of bacon (it's thick cut) and rest assured that this statement is accurate.
  • Greg C.
    Greg CarterAugust 11, 2010
    The portions are very generous.
  • Greg
    GregJune 12, 2010
    This place will turn non-pancake lovers into pancake lovers. Seriously, you must get the pancakes!
  • Jessica Lynn S.
    Jessica Lynn ShullApril 24, 2010
    HUGE portions! Omelettes taste homemade but split with a friend.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MullerApril 18, 2010
    Banana pancakes :)
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