The Original Pancake House

22 E Bellevue Pl (at Rush St), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Open until 5:00pm (Show more)
  • Sat–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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  • "Must try their 'Dutch Baby' - baked pancakes, the texture was very..." (6 tips)
  • "... house we go..." for apple pancakes & other scrumptious comfort food. I hope..." (3 tips)
  • "49er flapjacks are such a treat!! Really nice..." (3 tips)
  • Marc Jacobs Intl

    We love the strawberry pancakes - you will too!

    Marc Jacobs Intl · February 22, 2010
  • Kyle E.

    They have the best pancakes I've ever tasted...who cares about the other stuff...everything is good but you MUST order something with pancakes. You won't be dissappointed.

    Kyle Eggert · August 19, 2010
  • Jeff G.

    Bacon bacon bacon for god's sake get bacon pancakes and don't you dare miss the side of bacon. BEST bacon I've ever had!

    Jeff Gibbard · May 1, 2010
  • Nea M.

    Get the apple syrup with your pancakes. Muah!

    Nea Minx-master · September 16, 2012
  • Kim K.

    Order a Dutch Baby! Though not usually a pancake person, these are very special. My fav is the "Treat" version with strawberries & bananas. Enjoy with a side of bacon & their fresh pressed OJ. Heaven.

    Kim Kort · July 20, 2012
  • Henry

    Dutch Baby... I don't see the 'baby' anywhere. It's huge. And good.

    Henry · December 9, 2011
  • Joshua R.

    The best bacon you'll ever have. Go to pancakes: potato, apple, 49'ers, dutch baby. Best waitress: Brooke! Also, get the Chicken Andoille hash as a side. No visit here is complete without coffee.

    Joshua Rapoport · December 7, 2010
  • Dan B.

    Brooke is the best waitress. She took care of us. Hope u get the pleasure of having her wait on u.

    Dan Bonert · October 24, 2010
  • Ryan B.

    Don't be too intimidated by the line, it moves quickly

    Ryan Briones · April 7, 2012
  • Chris W.

    Get a half order pancakes for one buck less. It's more of a regular human proprtion. Had room toget some eggs on the side too that way.

    Chris Wojcieszyn · February 10, 2011
  • Aaron P.

    The pancakes are the best anywhere.

    Aaron Powell · February 14, 2010
  • Alex R.

    Generous portions to say the least. Pancakes are their specialty but they have a full range breakfast menu. Small and cozy with communal seating, noisy, average service.

    Alex Randow · April 4
  • Phil R.

    Love the Swedish Pancakes with Lingonberries!

    Phil Ruhe · November 7, 2013
  • Craig M.

    It's pumpkin pancake time!!!

    Craig McCaw · September 14, 2013
  • Amanda A.

    AMAZING breakfast! I ate all my pancakes. Food coma but a good coma. I would def come back here!!!

    Amanda Amborn · September 9, 2013
  • Jamie

    Banana Pancakes! Mmm... I've had Jack Johnson's song stuck in my head since eating banana pancakes this morning. The tropical syrup is really good, too!

    Jamie · June 15, 2011
  • Bo M.

    The bacon and orange juice are unreal good! Pancakes are great too.

    Bo Mitchell · April 17, 2011
  • Steven T.

    The WORST sausage I have ever had

    Steven Trapp · October 29, 2010
  • Terry B.

    Great to learn that the Original Pancake House is in different places nationwide. They have the BEST breakfasts and don't be afraid of the know you like goooey pancakes ;-)

    Terry Bean · September 19, 2010
  • Jim G.

    Dutch baby all the way

    Jim Greco · November 7, 2009
  • Enrique A.

    Found a long black hair in my pancake and they still charge me for coffee and orange juice when I could even finish my meal?!

    Enrique Antonio · April 19
  • Gaurav Z.

    Pancakes and apple syrup to die for

    Gaurav Zibbu · April 15
  • Zulfiya

    Food is good but a little bit pricy

    Zulfiya · February 23
  • Lidia

    U need to try chocolate pancakes!

    Lidia · January 3
  • McKenzie S.

    Viewing area to make your taste buds water as you wait in line!! Looks good!

    McKenzie Swarts · November 27, 2013
  • Paola R.

    49er flapjacks are such a treat!! Really nice food, much better than IHOP!

    Paola R · November 15, 2013
  • hooeyspewer ..

    You can order a half order of any of their pancakes. Instead of 6, they give you 3. Definitely more manageable on some mornings :)

    hooeyspewer . · November 14, 2013
  • Matt L.

    Yes!! The apple pancakes are legendary for a reason and don't feel bad if you can't finish them.

    Matt Lawson · September 30, 2013
  • Amer

    Try the 49'er pancake. I liked it!

    Amer · September 5, 2013
  • Julia G.

    Don't let the line discourage you - it moves quickly, as all locals know. Actually? You probably don't have enough time - keep moving.

    Julia G · September 2, 2013
  • Dr. T.

    Go everyday and try something new!

    Dr. Thais · June 11, 2013
  • I am i.

    Best pancakes ever! Aside from the ones I make at home...and their chicken sausage is incredible

    I am iX3 · February 14, 2013
  • Gloria C.

    apple pancake--covered w/ granny smith apples & cinnamon glave--fluffy, chewy, sweet, tangy

    Gloria Chin · January 17, 2013
  • Eric B.

    The buttermilk pancakes were the bomb!!! Full stack all the way!!

    Eric Bobo · December 2, 2012
  • John R D.

    "Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go..." for apple pancakes & other scrumptious comfort food. I hope this place never modernizes its front-of-house. Worth wait in-line.

    John R Dallas Jr · November 30, 2012
  • Natalie

    The food is worth the wait!

    Natalie · September 4, 2012
  • JKR J.

    Great food and fucked up service

    JKR JKR · September 3, 2012
  • Christopher D.

    You are 100% wasting your time and money if you get anything other than 49ers, Dutch Babies or Apple Pancakes. They are the best pancakes on the planet, other than my family recipe of course...

    Christopher Deutsch · June 9, 2012
  • Suzanne B.

    The Dutch Treat is a favorite! It's a Dutch pancake filled with strawberries and bananas. Definitely worth a try!

    Suzanne Beckman · April 16, 2012
  • Scot

    Opens at 7am

    Scot · April 3, 2012
  • Kat S.

    Amazing breakfast!!

    Kat Sweetnam · December 20, 2011
  • Henry

    Fresh strawberry french toast with whipped cream

    Henry · December 9, 2011
  • Aaron R.

    Dutch boy. Eat it, you wont regret it.

    Aaron Richmond · November 26, 2011
  • Dhani J.

    Its community eating and great corn-beef hash.

    Dhani Jones · November 25, 2011
  • Kerry W.

    Must try their 'Dutch Baby' - baked pancakes, the texture was very fluffy! Their western omelette was great too! Love this place

    Kerry W · October 24, 2011
  • Andy K.

    Breakfast Vahala!!

    Andy Klein · October 1, 2011
  • Kwang-il P.

    Dutch garden is strongly recommended.

    Kwang-il Park · October 1, 2011
  • Chaz B.

    Good food, great to eat outside when the weather is nice, wait can be annoyingly long if you have a larger group though and they may try to put all of you at a table that doesn't fill the whole party.

    Chaz B · August 16, 2011
  • Llima B.

    The food is downright fantastic. Unfortunately the service was pretty damn bad!

    Llima Bove · July 6, 2011
  • Ricky S.

    Santa Fe omelette ❤️ and banana pancakes ✌️

    Ricky Saavedra · November 24, 2013

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