How do they get those omelets so amazingly fluffy and huge? That is what you will be asking. The answer, of course, is by using a mixer to beat the ... More
Original Pancake House (The)
How do they get those omelets so amazingly fluffy and huge? That is what you will be asking. The answer, of course, is by using a mixer to beat the eggs into submission. You will also gasp when you see just how enormous that bubbly apple pancake (more like a huge apple fritter) is when it is set on your table. In fact, you may be surprised that the table doesn't collapse. Try the German pancake, too. It looks lighter, but looks, as they say, can be deceiving. Whatever you order, expect high quality food. It is no wonder this is one of Chicagoans' favorite breakfast haunts, with super-long lines on the weekend to prove it.
I and my friends LOVED The Pancake House. The food was terrific, mouth-watering, and plentiful; the service was outstanding; the value must've been good or I wouldn't have been able to go so many times (sorry, but I don't remember the prices because I haven't been there for a few years!)
I don't know if they had anything other than brunch/breakfast food; that's because we ordered only brunch/breakfast food. They have some type of German-apple pancake - mmmmmmmmmm, to DIE for!
The only drawback is the wait in line for a table, but it's well worth it. In my opinion, a visit to Chicago should be planned AROUND a trip (or two) to the Pancake House!
I used to think my pancakes and waffles were really great. Now I know there's a whole other higher level of yummy to be found at the Original Pancake House. The restaurant was crowded yet relaxed at the same time. It reminded me of the kind of place more typically found in a small town.