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Johnny Pamcakes

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3700 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108
+1 815-229-7415
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A local hangout glad we went. I had the butermilk connection and my wife had the Swedish connection we tried each other's we both thought it was great. Great place for breakfast we will definitely go back again when we are in the area

Thank raythree j
Collinsville, Illinois
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I've visited both locations and got the same great food and service. The place is popular so be prepared to wait a bit. The skillets and three-egg fluffy omelettes are fantastic. The hash browns are the best I've had anywhere. A trip to Rockford without a stop for Pamcakes would be incomplete!

Thank Jim A
Rockford, Illinois
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Johnny Pamcakes has two locations, one on W. State St.and one on Harrison Ave. These folks know how to do breakfast no matter what your looking for. My wife and I will keep returning here for as long as we live in the area. The food is over the top good and the service is out standing. We like going... More 

Thank Richard B
Longview, Washington
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

After a short wait we ordered our meals...most generous so we could hardly make a dent...pancakes were favorites as well as eggs. Wonderful breakfast place. Then tour the motorcycles next door.....good looking bike clothes.

Thank Kay B
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The one on East State! It's good place to eat/mostly good service. The but is you have to wait and there's absolutely no room to wait! You get squished between the eating bar and the doors going in and out for a at least 30 minutes. It's a nice hometown restaurant all the locals and good prices. Never disappoints.

Thank sddeberry
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

During our last visit to Rockford,we went to Johnny Pamcakes twice.The first time my brother and my husband had the beef tips and I had the meatloaf. Their dinners were excellent. the meat loaf was very good and the mashed potqtoes were light and fluffy, if a bit over-gravied for my taste. The second time, breakfast, was nirvana! Fabulous Swedish... More 

Thank Margaret G
Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite Family restaurants in Rockford, IL! The service is always great and those who bus the tables and pour the coffee are, no pun intended, Johnny on the spot! They almost always never let my coffee cup run dry without replenishing it! The food is always fresh and well prepared! The staff is friendly and... More 

Thank Mickhale1
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A good to for last minute family dinner! Service is excellent and food is always hot. I would avoid going during a Sunday morning because the wait can be excessive!

Thank cdbruno09
Belvidere, Illinois
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I recommend this place for a nice meal at a reasonable price. The biggest problem is getting into the place, especially like a Sunday morning. They fill up fast. If you can get in though you won't be disappointed.

Thank Ron T
Blaine, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I highly recommend this place as a must to have a great breakfast at!!! The omelets are huge!!! Ate there three days straight and could not finish it once. ( maybe the Swedish pancakes I had with it was a reason? I highly recommend them too.)

Thank Steve F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3700 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-229-7415

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