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The Original Pancake House

Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant$$$$
Gold Coast, Chicago
87 Tips and reviews
  • pancakes
  • dutch baby
  • lively
  • 49ers
  • omelettes
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  • Peyton K.
    Peyton KellerJuly 22, 2016
    The chocolate pancakes are the best!!!
  • Suzanne B.
    Suzanne BeckmanApril 16, 2012
    The Dutch Treat is a favorite! It's a Dutch pancake filled with strawberries and bananas. Definitely worth a try!
  • Paola R.
    Paola RNovember 15, 2013
    49er flapjacks are such a treat!! Really nice food, much better than IHOP!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TaylorJanuary 17, 2011
    apple pancake.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BarredoJuly 19, 2010
    Be sure to split the omelet with a friend. They are made from 4 eggs... But they are ridiculously fluffy and tastey.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WilsonJanuary 25, 2016
    Awesome, Swedish Pancakes w Lingonberry syrup.. I loved this place, went here when it was -10 outside a great Sunday morning.
  • Enrique A.
    Enrique AntonioApril 19, 2014
    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?!
  • Cris G.
    Soft amazing pancakes!
  • Henry
    HenryDecember 9, 2011
    Fresh strawberry french toast with whipped cream
  • Dana D.
    Dana DanielleSeptember 23, 2016
    Pancakes served with everything! If you want eggs get a skillet! Make sure to come here on an empty stomach because portions are massive! Outside patio is nice but lots of bees!
  • Llima B.
    Llima BoveJuly 6, 2011
    The food is downright fantastic. Unfortunately the service was pretty damn bad!
  • Marc Jacobs Intl
    Marc Jacobs IntlFebruary 22, 2010
    We love the strawberry pancakes - you will too!
  • Abdullatif
    AbdullatifSeptember 10, 2014
    Apple pie pancake
  • hooeyspewer ..
    hooeyspewer .November 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can order a half order of any of their pancakes. Instead of 6, they give you 3. Definitely more manageable on some mornings :)
  • Nea M.
    Nea Minx-masterSeptember 16, 2012
    Get the apple syrup with your pancakes. Muah!
  • Lidia
    LidiaJanuary 3, 2014
    U need to try chocolate pancakes!
  • Zulfiya
    ZulfiyaFebruary 23, 2014
    Food is good but a little bit pricy
  • Joe F.
    Joe FrancicaMarch 31
    Everything is good!
  • Gabe B.
    Gabe BatstoneOctober 8, 2015
    Dutch Baby.
  • Alex R.
    Alex RandowApril 4, 2014
    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.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJanuary 17, 2013
    apple pancake--covered w/ granny smith apples & cinnamon glave--fluffy, chewy, sweet, tangy
  • Keith L.
    Keith LeaDecember 3, 2016
    Don't worry you can combine the Chocolate Chip pancakes with the Banana one!
  • Jamie
    JamieJune 15, 2011
    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!
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GibbardMay 1, 2010
    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!
  • Terry B.
    Terry BeanSeptember 19, 2010
    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 ;-)
  • I am i.
    I am iX3February 14, 2013
    Best pancakes ever! Aside from the ones I make at home...and their chicken sausage is incredible
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrionesApril 7, 2012
    Don't be too intimidated by the line, it moves quickly
  • Henry
    HenryDecember 9, 2011
    Dutch Baby... I don't see the 'baby' anywhere. It's huge. And good.
  • The Toth Team, Ann Arbor Area Real Estate Expert - Keller Williams Realty
    Cherry Kujala crepes Dutch Dee lish
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PowellFebruary 14, 2010
    The pancakes are the best anywhere.
  • Phil R.
    Phil RuheNovember 7, 2013
    Love the Swedish Pancakes with Lingonberries!
  • Don B.
    Don BOctober 17, 2015
    Even though it's chain, Feels like great hole-in-the-wall breakfast place. Very popular, but the line moves fast, so you don't have to wait very long for a seat.
  • 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...
  • Boris A.
    Amazing place to discover America ❤️🇺🇸
  • Andy K.
    Andy KleinOctober 1, 2011
    Breakfast Vahala!!
  • Julia G.
    Julia GSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't let the line discourage you - it moves quickly, as all locals know. Actually? You probably don't have enough time - keep moving.
  • Steven T.
    Steven TrappOctober 29, 2010
    The WORST sausage I have ever had
  • Dana P.
    Dana ParkerNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite Chicago tradition. Best breakfast in the city
  • Eric B.
    Eric BoboDecember 2, 2012
    The buttermilk pancakes were the bomb!!! Full stack all the way!!
  • Jonah
    JonahJune 10, 2016
    The portions are yuge. Great breakfast. Real maple syrup!
  • Kyle E.
    Kyle EggertAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Amer
    AmerSeptember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the 49'er pancake. I liked it!
  • Bero S.
    Bero SMarch 25
    Dutch pancakes ❤❤
  • BJ S.
    BJ SantosApril 4, 2015
    The morning ambiance is perfect! Pancakes or bust! ❤️
  • Kerry W.
    Kerry WOctober 24, 2011
    Must try their 'Dutch Baby' - baked pancakes, the texture was very fluffy! Their western omelette was great too! Love this place
  • Chris W.
    Chris WojcieszynFebruary 10, 2011
    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.
  • Abdulrahman M.
    Abdulrahman MazharJuly 30, 2015
    All pancakes
  • Kwang-il P.
    Kwang-il ParkOctober 1, 2011
    Dutch garden is strongly recommended.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniAugust 6, 2014
    If you get eggs they'll come with pancakes, though the side order is pretty small.
  • Bo M.
    Bo MitchellApril 17, 2011
    The bacon and orange juice are unreal good! Pancakes are great too.
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