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Original Pancake House

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106 S Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4229
+1 847-696-1381
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying you will almost always have to wait in a crowed waiting area to be called to your table. however, there is a reason for this. The food is always on point and always seved perfect. The fruit os always fresh and never looks sketch. The food is consitant and perfectly cooked. It is made fresh... More 

Thank adjustermueller
Warren, Michigan, United States
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have been here many times and we will be back again in the future. The food is always good as is the service, Claudia was our server. The coffee is very good. I love the Swedish Pancakes and that is one of the reasons we return on each trip to Chicago. The prices are reasonable too.

Thank Alice T
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We always leave satisfied. The food is always perfect. The apple pancakes are to die for and with a side of bacon you will feel like you've died and gone to heaven. The omelettes are the fluffiest you've ever seen and are cooked perfectly. Swedish pancakes are delish! They also have grass-fed burgers which are awesome and the fries are... More 

Thank _chrissanchez96
Skokie, Illinois
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Service was excellent. Pancakes ok - sausage patty a little undercooked, but good.I would go there again

Thank eirinula
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
2,906 reviews
2,254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 483 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We came to the Original Pancake House on a Sunday morning, though we did get there by 10:00 a.m., which meant that the wait was about 10 minutes. As we sat there, believe me, the line grew longer. There is enough parking with the side & rear parking lots, as well as the street parking lot. The service was excellent... More 

Thank Allen21096
Park Ridge, Illinois
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome and a madhouse most mornings. We have to steel ourselves before going here. It is a relatively small place maybe 20 or so tables and those tables are packed with lots of families. You may have to wait for a table to leave to be seated. It's a controlled chaos though. Once your at your table... More 

Thank khodgdon
Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

A regular Sunday favourite treat. Pancakes and waffles with heaps of fresh fruit and cream. What's not to like?

Thank HikingPhil
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Well, this place has a good reputation, but I think that's all. The culture of the service, you could tell, is just not good, from the host that just gives you a menu and shows you were to sit, to the grumpy bus boy, to the inattentive wait staff. I'm reviewing this by breakfast standards too, which, for me, are... More 

Thank TomDM94
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2016

If you go there, look up at the ceiling, watch out for the dripping water, through the filth. sent the fork back because it was dirty, then sent the food back, hair and all.

1 Thank Rank1107
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We found the staff to be very rude. The host was very condescending, the waitress was almost to the point of being rude. We told her that we needed new coffee as the cream was bad and her response was "did you mix it'? When she came back with new cream and coffee there was a very small amount of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 S Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068-4229
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Park Ridge
  • Phone Number: +1 847-696-1381

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