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“Popular Breakfast Spot”

The Original Pancake House
Ranked #9 of 332 Restaurants in Champaign
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

I visit family in Champaign several times a year and eat here at least once every trip. They offer a variety of pancakes and omelettes and some healthy breakfast options as well.

This is a very popular restaurant, so be prepared to wait, especially on weekends. The wait usually isn't too bad--it is a large restaurant , and they are efficient; they also provide free coffee while you wait and have a large waiting area with seating.

Dress is casual. You will fit in best if you wear a sweatshirt, tee shirt or cap with name of your favorite sports team on it. Although Illini gear is understandably the most popular with Cardinals second, you will see a large number of other universities and professional sports teams represented, in addition to local high school and youth leagues.

Thank Lee Ann W
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The breakfast here was average. You won't regret stopping, but there are better breakfast options. The place is packed at breakfast time. Locals and U of I students bring their parents a lot. The service is kind of slow.

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Thank Nick_BMI
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast eat here when we can!!! Sunday after church or during the week always been good.....

Thank Timothy H
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the Original Pancake House on a road trip. Great choice! Thank you TA! Food was excellent and the service was great. Super nice people who included my coffee to go. Highly recommended.

Thank Jay Y
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite breakfast place on earth. They are very family friendly and smart with kids. Ie: Hot dishes are never served over kids heads.

The food is the best I have had for american style pancakes and egg dishes. Two adults can easily be satisfied with one order as many of the dishes come with a side of pancakes. And on top of it all the coffee is actually really good coffee!!!

Lastly the staff are the friendliest people all the way from the hosts that welcome you to the bus people that clear dishes and keep your coffee full. They are all so friendly!

Thank Carolyn Z
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