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The Original Pancake House

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1909 W Springfield Ave, Ste B, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-3068
+1 217-352-8866
06:30 - 13:30
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Sun 07:00 - 14:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 13:30
Sat 06:30 - 14:30
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Evansville, Indiana
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I decided to get breakfast at The Original Pancake House our first morning in Champaign and I'm glad we did. I got a meat scramble and it was great! My kids each got pancakes and waffles and loved them. My wife got the fried potatoes and some biscuits and gravy that we all shared. The bacon was... More 

Thank BG8181
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The portions here are more than generous!Consider sharing or order something that can be reheated! Everything I've ever had was yummy. This is a popular restaurant, so go at an off time or prepare to wait!

Thank Tanya R
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Prepare to wait if you're going on the weekend. This local restaurant is a bustling place of business. Brandy is our favorite server, ask for her if you have the chance. This is a great place for large groups or couples. We order several breakfast items. My favorite is the pecan waffle The fireplace is nice during cold winters. The... More 

Thank Geri C
Champaign, Illinois
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I always feel welcome at the Original Pancake House. The staff is super friendly and they all give you outstanding service. I have never had a bad meal and the coffee is excellent. You better get there early on the weekends or you will have to wait awhile for a seat. You won't regret going to the Original Pancake House... More 

Thank changnma
Champaign, Illinois
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Open for breakfast and lunch only. The food is wonderful, starting to get a little pricey but worth it. We got almost every Sunday.

Thank Scott N
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were fans of the 49er flap Jack's 30 years ago when we went to school here. same owners, same great taste on those flapjacks. We are now coming for our kids here at school and we get there whenever we can. Plan for a long wait in the morning. Send someone early to get a place in line.

Thank JBombs18
Savoy, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I love the breakfast here and especially the pancakes. It is my second choice behind Peep. Peep is a bit more affordable and 'homey' which I like. This place is still really good!

Thank GroovyBabb
Dubuque, Iowa
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This is my third Original Pancake House I have visited. The food and service is always consistently good. Try the PB&J pancakes...they're not just for kids!

Thank knsthompson
White Heath, Illinois
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This has been a go to place for breakfast for years but they also have the best Spinach Salad I have ever tasted. Because it is a citrus dressing rather than a hot bacon dressing. Thick cut bacon, mushrooms, onion, orange segments, baby Spinach, pecans and diced egg. Also the corned beef hash is excellent and I am always torn... More 

Thank Chris N
Danville, Illinois
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not a big breakfast person and really only like eggs if it's an omelette drenched in ketchup and hot sauce, but last weekend decided to stop at the original pancake house. I'm so glad we did. The place was packed, we gave our name and were seated in 15 minutes. Our waitress was super nice and we were sitting... More 

Thank Visionsinwax

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1909 W Springfield Ave, Ste B, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-3068
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-352-8866

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?