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Original Pancake House

#100 of 1,235 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
+1 414-431-5055
07:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Evergreen, Colorado
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131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took grandsons here for breakfast. Excellent pancakes with whipped butter and choice of syrups. Fresh squeezed orange juice was worth the price. Lots of refills on good coffee. Understand the restaurant is very busy on weekends.

Thank sunsetviewer
Saint Louis, Missouri
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134 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great meal, whatever the time of day! BEST breakfast in town! Worth the 10 min drive north of the city! Great food, great service, quick turn around. My favorite place for breakfast in Milwaukee!

Thank Butmomwhy
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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277 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a Saturday breakfast here. The menu has many good options, the space is comfortable and the service was good. Street parking only.

Thank Ann W
Belleville, Michigan
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Tasted the specialty dutch baby for the first time. Oven baked and eat with whipped butter, lemon and powdered sugar. Delicious!

Thank JmyJohan
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We came to this side of town for breakfast and found this Resturant. The bacon was nice and thick. The eggs were different looking but very good flavor. The pancakes were excellent. Glad we stopped in and would surely come back again. The service was very good too.

Thank Michael K
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

When our older kids come home, this is their favorite place for breakfast. The food is consistent and reliable and the service is excellent. Try the crepes and for variety the German pancake. The corned beef hash is meaty!

Thank skibeach19
Toledo, Ohio
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Nice family style restaurant. They were on s half hour wait when we got there. Wasn't a surprise tho. They are just down the street from the university. Good was good, ham steak a bit salty. The cream for the coffee was real cream, not half and half! Had pancakes very fluffy and moist. Waitress was friendly but short and... More 

Thank 833tina
Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is my go to breakfast restaurant. I have gone to other places where I end up making comparisons their bacon isn't as thick as the Original Pancake House ,they don't have Apple pancakes - so oh my!

Thank ShyWis
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were in Milwaukee for only 2 days. We found this place by chance. Our breakfast was so good and the service was awesome, we ended up eating here both days!! Omelets were delicious and the corned beef hash has amazing!!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This eatery is a regular stop for breakfast. In addition to indulging your fantasies (i.e.; chocolate chip pancakes), the meals are a true bargain. Portions are enormous--try a puffy omelette, pancakes or the french toast--and reasonably priced. Service is good, and the servers are very friendly.Overall, the best bargain breakfast in town. On Sunday mornings and holidays, expect to wait... More 

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-431-5055

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