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Original Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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2621 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-4245
+1 414-431-5055
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 good and our waitress was friendly and attentive.

Thank Greg M
Madison, WI
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122 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 really two eggs but two "ladles" of eggs. Wait staff are attentive. Coffee is good.... More 

Thank KLMMadison
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

First, if you are coming here on the weekend, expect a wait. With that being said, the wait is worth it. The staff is always very nice and accommodating, and the food is great. Their oj is fresh squeezed and absolutely delicious! Their omelettes are crazy huge... I can never eat it all. Pancakes are always delicious here as well!

Thank kellyreneekloth
Evergreen, Colorado
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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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136 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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278 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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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33 reviews
15 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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23 restaurant reviews
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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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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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

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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
Brunch, 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?