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Original Pancake House

22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
+1 312-642-7917
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dutch baby” (23 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To die for pancakes of massive proportion,and its right across from Thompson Hotel so we were here for breakfast every morning. Fresh juices and they also make really great breakfast casseroles.

Thank Jeta19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always had a set opinion on the age old debate of pancake vs. waffles. Obviously the stack of soggy (pancakes) would always fall flat to the ultimate amazing breakfast experience that is a great waffle. However, this little dining establishment has made me...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the pumpkin pancakes and have them every time I go. A distinctive pancake and delicious. This is a favorite place for breakfast meetings.

Thank Norma N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the location in Alpharetta last week. They have a great menu with many great options to choose from. I appreciate the high quality ingredients... worth the higher prices!

Thank mlstroud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here for breakfast closer to noon and we enjoyed ourselves. We were seated promptly and serviced well. My husband ordered the chocolate chip pancakes and I ordered the apple pancake. The portions were humungous and the homemade whip cream was...More

Thank Charity B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A step back in time. Classic midwestern breakfast place. Right across the street from our hotel (the Thompson). Food was great. Wait staff fun. Gets busy. Go early especially on a weekend

Thank kbartaldo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I each ordered the strawberry crepes. They are the best!! Order them. Eat them. Don't share!! My husband said his typical eggs, bacon, toast breakfast was the best he's had in a long time. My other son had the strawberry/banana Dutch baby...More

Thank kkirby9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderfully cute cafe for breakfast! The buttermilk pancakes, sausage links, ham and syrup were incredible! Skip the coffee...it was overpriced for the quality. Sit outside if you can, so quaint!

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Thompson Chicago across the street and this was convenient. Food is ok with the service to match. Big in proportion especially their pancakes. Try if you're in the neighborhood, but not worth making time for it.

Thank Rowena L
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent meal but the wait was much too long without comfortable seating options for those waiting.

Thank DrDeAnna
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Johanna M
17 June 2016|
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Response from Seaneog | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I don't think so. You won't be waiting too long if you have to wait. We've never had to wait for a table though.
1 June 2016|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
No, It probably sets about 100 , maybe a few more. The lines are always long but the service is great and the wait not bad. more seating outside in nice weather. BB
8 April 2016|
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Response from honestcritic123 | Reviewed this property |
They have an amazing vegetarian omelet, full of fresh veggies as well as a good selection of other egg dishes. If you are looking for a vegan menu, I am not sure there is a lot to choose from but gluten free should not be a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 E Bellevue Pl, Chicago, IL 60611-1111
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-642-7917
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