The Original Pancake House

Breakfast Spot
2625 N Downer Ave (btwn Belleview & Park), Milwaukee, WI 53211
Hours:
Closed until 7:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–3:30 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.7/10

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  • "... sure your Vegetarian Omelette doesn't come with a big cube of ham." (5 tips)
  • "... you'll have is potato pancakes." (3 tips)
  • "Great bacon!!! Nice breakfast selection,scrambled eggs..." (2 tips)
  • VISIT Milwaukee

    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!

    VISIT Milwaukee · June 10, 2011
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  • Reggie W.

    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.

    Reggie W. · November 6, 2010
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  • Shannon G.

    Best bacon in town!

    Shannon G. · February 13, 2010
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  • Nicole G.

    Big fluffy pancakes. If you like that kind of thing.

    Nicole G. · November 24, 2009
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  • Helen B.

    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.

    Helen B. · February 6, 2011
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  • Jacob B.

    Arguably, the best breakfast location in milwaukee. Very fast & fresh. Get the coffee - smooth as silk - and the crispy bacon.

    Jacob B. · January 15, 2011
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  • Greg

    This place will turn non-pancake lovers into pancake lovers. Seriously, you must get the pancakes!

    Greg · June 12, 2010
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  • Ashley B.

    The orange juice is to die for!

    Ashley B. · April 14, 2011
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  • Greg C.

    The portions are very generous.

    Greg C. · August 11, 2010
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  • jamie s.

    fyi: the blueberry compote is not compote. it's syrup.

    jamie s. · October 6, 2012
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  • Brian M.

    Bacon as thick as your wrist!

    Brian M. · August 17, 2011
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  • Ronnicia J.

    Very spacious, and modern feel to this spot. I almost enjoy it more than the location in Madison! Banana pancakes are a plus :)

    Ronnicia J. · January 29, 2011
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  • Jessica Lynn S.

    HUGE portions! Omelettes taste homemade but split with a friend.

    Jessica Lynn S. · April 24, 2010
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  • Pam W.

    One of my all-time favorite breakfast spots. Lots of food and reasonably priced. I recommend the potato pancakes. Service is awesome.

    Pam W. · January 6, 2013
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  • Brian M.

    Fiesta omelet is amazing, perfect breakfast and even better left over!

    Brian M. · March 5, 2011
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  • Elaina S.

    If you cant finish a full order go for the junior pancakes, 3 pancakes and a side is perfect size!

    Elaina S. · December 4, 2010
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  • Stephanie M.

    Banana pancakes :)

    Stephanie M. · April 18, 2010
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  • Nick S.

    The bacon pancakes are great and have a unique texture

    Nick S. · August 2, 2013
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  • William J.

    The chocolate sauce on the pancakes is a game changer. Always great service.

    William J. · December 8, 2012
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  • EN W.

    Make sure your Vegetarian Omelette doesn't come with a big cube of ham.

    EN W. · August 16, 2012
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  • Dani K.

    This sounds odd...but the pancakes are TRULY legit and memorable. Breakfast lovers unite here!

    Dani K. · June 22, 2012
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  • Danielle D.

    Watch out for all the hot dilfs here

    Danielle D. · May 16, 2012
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  • Lisa W.

    Best crepes and eggs in Milwaukee!!!!!!

    Lisa W. · May 13, 2012
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  • PupilsBabyBlue ..

    While you wait order hot chocolate or coffee :)

    PupilsBabyBlue .. · October 15, 2011
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  • Daniel S.

    Opens at 7am, closes at 2pm (3pm on weekends).

    Daniel S. · July 12, 2011
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  • Rae R.

    This place is amazing! ! But one of the hostess walks really hard and its very annoying when she keeps walking back and forth... omg

    Rae R. · 2 days ago
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  • Chevelle W.

    Pancakes were awesome

    Chevelle W. · 1 week ago
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  • Carmen H.

    Great bacon!!! Nice breakfast selection,scrambled eggs were good as well. ☕

    Carmen H. · January 13
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  • Christian G.

    Deliciously awesome

    Christian G. · October 27, 2013
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  • Shareef J.

    Turkey links are a little pricey, but good

    Shareef J. · September 21, 2013
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  • R S.

    Two lady's rooms, watch out guys!

    R S. · August 15, 2013
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  • Marques

    Yummy food

    Marques · August 4, 2013
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  • Mark B.

    Great omelettes!

    Mark B. · June 2, 2013
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  • Alex M.

    The best chain restaurant ever.

    Alex M. · April 21, 2013
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  • Matt M.

    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.

    Matt M. · February 20, 2013
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  • Kat P.

    Call ahead 30 minutes ahead of time and put your name in - little to no wait when you get there!

    Kat P. · January 13, 2013
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  • Jasmine S.

    Jesse was an awesome server. Get the Spinach Crepes. Delicious!!

    Jasmine S. · December 7, 2012
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  • Erica L.

    Gigantic omelets! I could barely eat half.

    Erica L. · September 23, 2012
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  • courtney

    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!

    courtney · March 29, 2012
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  • Gaby T.

    Great bacon and potato pancakes

    Gaby T. · March 9, 2012
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  • Christine T.

    I recommend the brown sugar & banana french toast or, if you have some time to wait, definitely give the Dutch baby a try. :)

    Christine T. · January 17, 2012
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  • David H.

    Try the Pina Colada Pancakes

    David H. · January 13, 2012
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  • Chris L.

    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!!

    Chris L. · November 23, 2011
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  • MATT S.

    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.

    MATT S. · October 2, 2011
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  • Sophie S.

    Very customizable. Ask for substitutions and they will be happy to accommodate. No soy milk, though :(

    Sophie S. · November 28, 2010
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