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Original Pancake House

2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
+1 414-431-5055
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“dutch baby” (2 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a filling breakfast with a dutch boy, fruit, eggs, bacon, & waffle. The dutch baby was a little different than what we had expected, but still good. My husband described it as rolled dough that was flaky on the outside & chewy in...More

Thank Artist-teacher4BES
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of food if you order an omelette- seriously it's like a skillet full and then you get a massive side. It's not the worlds best food but it's good and hits the spot esp if you're a little hungover!

Thank Erin L
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I ordered the pecan pancakes and they were pretty good. I think the restaurant overall was somewhat understaffed, but the service that we did get was very kind and courteous. It is a tidy establishment on a cute little street where you can walk off...More

Thank Errin404
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Plentiful, fresh and always a great (yet often crowded) place for breakfast or brunch. Omelettes are excellent. Fresh fruit is photo ready and tasty. Very good coffee. Attentive wait staff.

Thank richardj100
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Had the bacon omelet and it was huge. Came with three pancakes. Both entrees were very good. Coffee was refilled often and it was decent coffee. The waitress was very good.

Thank Robert_theDude
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Went with my youngest to visit my daughter who just had her first baby. Was out for a walk we we bumped into this wonderful place. I have been to many pancake houses but this was truly an original. Everything was delicious. The pancakes extra...More

Thank rstinepleiades2012
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The food was outstanding but it's much more expensive than what I've ordered at other family-type restaurants. A single waffle was $8 and ham added another $6. The orange juice was also very good but there were four seeds in it. It was fresh squeezed,...More

Thank RoadkillBC
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Wife and I spent night in Milwaukee and researched best breakfast places in town. Based on Trip Advisor recommendation we ate at Milwaukees Original Pancake House. We were not disappointed! We arrived right at opening. Locale was clean, bright, and well appointed. Wait staff was...More

Thank DennisLHopkins1
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Milwaukee for a night on Sunday Jan1st 2017. Came her on Monday. We ordered the baked apple pancake which we haven't had in a,few years. It was incredibly delicious! We also shared a side of sausage party's and scrambled eggs. service was very...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is my go-to place for breakfast meetings, when friends come to town, even solo. The service is spot on, wifi which is nice when solo or for meetings. Two can easily split and omelette (two can split two eggs scrambled as it is not...More

Thank KLMMadison
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8 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from richardj100 | Reviewed this property |
Bread lover, but not a bread eater. Don't recall ever seeing any, but never asked
Gary S
11 June 2017|
Response from KLMMadison | Reviewed this property |
No idea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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 - 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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