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Elly's Pancake House Chicago

#196 of 7,678 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
American, Diner
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101 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610-1302
+1 312-643-2300
00:00 - 23:59
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Jacksonville, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend wanted to have breakfast for dinner so we went to Elly's. I was able to have Gluten Free French Toast and it was really good. My friends had eggs, fries and burgers and all said it was really good.

Thank Annie R
Omaha, Nebraska
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in for lunch after arriving in town. I was greeted warmly and got a delicious cup of coffee right away. I had a burger and fries. The burger was great. The fries tasted like Arby's curly fries, but they were stick straight. I think that made them crispier than what you get with Arby's. Delicious.

Thank Kris P
Chicago, Illinois
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256 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elly's is an institution in Chicago for breakfast all day. Hopefully it will be around awhile longer, but may close when they erect the new upscale condo project.

Thank casa1234
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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211 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Chicago History Museum, I was looking for a place to have lunch. Elly's was just a short block away. The seemed to specialize in breakfasts and lunches. My server was a real pro. Everything seemed cooked to order so fast food this isn't. My hamburger was worth the weight. Similar in appearance to one you cook on... More 

Thank Jerry H
Santa Cruz do Sul
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the service is not good. They forgot to bring some things that I have asked. I need to wait more than 20 minutes to bring me the payment ticket. Besides, I asked by a box and I needed to wait more 10 minutes. On the other hand, the food is amazing, I ate the regular pancakes, my wife asked by... More 

Thank Marcel P
Chicago, Illinois
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2,590 reviews
1,431 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

For months, people in the historic Old Town neighborhood have been wondering when construction would begin on a proposed high-rise residential building at the corner of North Avenue and Clark Street and when the current occupant of that busy corner, Elly's Pancake House, would close. Rumors persisted. Would Elly's move to a new location on North Avenue? Or to Navy... More 

Thank Taylor B
Crete, Illinois, United States
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Great environment with ample seating, appropriate lighting, and background music; Great Service from Charles, Great Food for all! The Olé Skillet is one of the most delicious Mexican skillet breakfasts I've ever had, laced with Jalapenos, hash browns, cheese, topped with egg cooked to individual liking. Several others had pancakes, which I heard are exceptional. Each time we've visited, it... More 

Thank Clinton W
Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Located near Lincoln Park, the sign on the door refers to the restaurant as "Elly’s 24 on North." We had a wonderful breakfast before church on Sunday morning. We had their Hawaii 5-0 omelet which was stuffed with pineapple, bacon, ham, and Monterey jack cheese. It also came with two of their signature pancakes and we ordered a side of... More 

Thank WVParkfan
Chicago, Illinois
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2,590 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Remember when I wrote that Elly's Pancake House at 101 West North Avenue, at the corner of Clark and North across the street from the Latin School and the Chicago History Museum, would be moving to make room for a high-rise residence building? That was almost a year ago and even some Elly's employees were talking about moving west to... More 

Thank Taylor B
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38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were walking in the vicinity and noticed Elly's one morning and from the outside looking in it was fairly eye catching to see those dozens and dozens of lights like tear drops hanging from the ceiling in a large and airy room Another customer was ahead of and was being seated when she changed her mind and the attitude... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610-1302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-643-2300

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