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The Original Pancake House

Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant · Gold Coast
22 E Bellevue Pl (at Rush St), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Hours:
Open until 3:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–5:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.4/10

Based on 211 votes

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    Ayse Ruya A.
    "Dutch baby is perfect!"(8 Tips)
    Aaron P.
    "The pancakes are the best anywhere."(42 Tips)
    Terry B.
    "afraid of the 49ers..."(3 Tips)
    Nea M.
    "Get the apple syrup with your pancakes."(2 Tips)
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  • pancakes
  • dutch baby
  • 49ers
  • omelettes
  • lively
  • corned beef hash
  • great value
  • bacon
  • good for a quick meal
  • casual
  • crêpes
  • family-friendly
  • chicken sausages
  • cozy
  • authentic
  • orange juice
  • comfort food
  • outdoor seating
  • sake
  • apples
  • Kevin W.

    Awesome, Swedish Pancakes w Lingonberry syrup.. I loved this place, went here when it was -10 outside a great Sunday morning.

    Kevin Wilson · 2 weeks ago
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  • Adam R.

    Garden variety. Good in a pinch

    Adam Rowe · November 8, 2015
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  • Don B.

    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.

    Don B · October 17, 2015
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  • Gabe B.

    Dutch Baby.

    Gabe Batstone · October 8, 2015
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  • Nick H.

    Worst service I've ever had.

    Nick Holroyd · October 4, 2015
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  • Carmen L.

    The apple pancake is amazing. But beware it's huge, so might be worth sharing.

    Carmen Lefevre · August 5, 2015
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  • Abdulrahman M.

    All pancakes

    Abdulrahman Mazhar · July 30, 2015
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  • Fernando S.

    I loved this place! It has that atmosphere that makes you feel like if you were at home

    Fernando Serrano · July 30, 2015
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  • Ayse Ruya A.

    Dutch baby is perfect! Just make sure that you "share" it with someone ☺️

    Ayse Ruya Altay · July 23, 2015
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  • BJ S.

    The morning ambiance is perfect! Pancakes or bust! ❤️

    BJ Santos · April 4, 2015
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  • Miguel O.

    Georgia Pecan Pancakes

    Miguel Oro · December 29, 2014
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  • Marcel C.

    BACON PANCKAKE BACON PANCKAKE BACON PANCKAKE BACON PANCKAKE BACON

    Marcel Campos · December 6, 2014
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  • Dana P.

    My favorite Chicago tradition. Best breakfast in the city

    Dana Parker · November 17, 2014
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  • Steph

    Good breakfast but you'll definitely have to wait if you go for brunch. Also the salsa is homemade and really good

    Steph · October 2, 2014
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  • T H.

    Service is only good if you are going as part of a group; I was ignored as a single.

    T H · September 20, 2014
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  • Abdullatif

    Apple pie pancake

    Abdullatif · September 10, 2014
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  • Tene W.

    Everything÷!

    Tene Warren · August 14, 2014
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  • Ben L.

    Indoor and outdoor seating available. Enjoy a giant omelette and side of buttermilk pancakes!

    Ben Lippert · August 12, 2014
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  • Chet M.

    If you get eggs they'll come with pancakes, though the side order is pretty small.

    Chet Mancini · August 6, 2014
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  • 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, 2014
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  • Gaurav Z.

    Pancakes and apple syrup to die for

    Gaurav Zibbu · April 15, 2014
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  • 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, 2014
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  • Zulfiya

    Food is good but a little bit pricy

    Zulfiya · February 23, 2014
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  • Lidia

    U need to try chocolate pancakes!

    Lidia · January 3, 2014
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  • McKenzie S.

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

    McKenzie Swarts · November 27, 2013
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  • Paola R.

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

    Paola R · November 15, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Phil R.

    Love the Swedish Pancakes with Lingonberries!

    Phil Ruhe · November 7, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Craig M.

    It's pumpkin pancake time!!!

    Craig McCaw · September 14, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Amer

    Try the 49'er pancake. I liked it!

    Amer · September 5, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Dr. T.

    Go everyday and try something new!

    Dr. Thais · June 11, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Gloria C.

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

    Gloria Chin · January 17, 2013
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  • Eric B.

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

    Eric Bobo · December 2, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Nea M.

    Get the apple syrup with your pancakes. Muah!

    Nea Minx-master · September 16, 2012
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  • JKR J.

    Great food and fucked up service

    JKR JKR · September 3, 2012
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Ryan B.

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

    Ryan Briones · April 7, 2012
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  • Scot

    Opens at 7am

    Scot · April 3, 2012
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  • Kat S.

    Amazing breakfast!!

    Kat Sweetnam · December 20, 2011
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  • Henry

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

    Henry · December 9, 2011
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  • Henry

    Fresh strawberry french toast with whipped cream

    Henry · December 9, 2011
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  • Aaron R.

    Dutch boy. Eat it, you wont regret it.

    Aaron Richmond · November 26, 2011
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  • Dhani J.

    Its community eating and great corn-beef hash.

    Dhani Jones · November 25, 2011
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