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Sammy's Pancake House

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1206 N Mattis Ave., Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-1821
+1 217-355-3403
06:00 - 14:00
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Monticello Illinois USA
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waitress was very pleasant, the coffee was good, when our breakfast was delivered, real fried potatoes, not the "house potatoes" you get most other places. the food was well prepared and the servings were large. We used to go elsewhere for breakfast but will now start coming here, Good food, well priced.

Thank Steve R
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sammy's is one of the few non-chain restaurants in town you can get a good brunch at. There wasn't anything special about my food this trip. Scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes. Our server was attentive and nice. I would go again but it was ok.

Thank shoshannab253
Mahomet, Illinois
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Sammy's is my all time favorite place in town for breakfast.... And being a major university town, there are several to choose from. The omelets are huge and the fried potatoes are outstanding. The people who have not enjoyed this little gem must have visited on an off day because the place is always packed and we have never been... More 

Thank illini8456
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Hands down the best place for breakfast in Champaign. My husband and I started coming here while we were in college and since moving to Chicago, we always come here when we are back visiting. The menu has expanded - so many yummy options. My husband and I both ordered a skillet - mine had onion, peppers, mushrooms, cheddar cheese... More 

Thank MrsKFoley
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162 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

It is a little pricey. They were very busy on a Saturday morning. Only serve breakfast and lunch. Portions are generous on the potatoes (bland), but the pancakes are small and thin, although tasty. They serve you twice the number of eggs that you order...but the eggs are small. Our server was very nice and did a great job. We... More 

Jacksonville, Illinois
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131 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I have driven past this location almost everyday and never thought I would like the place since it is located off the street and has the old café appearance. Was conviced to give the place a try. And was really pleased with the plac. We were greeted immediately by the host and seated. The waitress was there with our drink... More 

Thank cyclonesdan
Urbana, Illinois
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I go to Sammie's almost every Sunday. They have a very good wait staff and keep your coffee cup filled. They food is very good and they give you plenty of it.

Thank susan s
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Was very disappointed with Sammie's. They have too many tables packed in and hard to get around the restaurant. It's not wheelchair friendly at all. There was a heavyset elderly lady who couldn't get out of the restaurant due to tables blocking the path. I couldn't get out of the booth without knocking over a tray stand with a tray... More 

Thank OBXKate
Mahomet, Illinois
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216 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We have visited this location several times for breakfast and lunch. Their biscuits and gravy are the best! I always add fried potatoes to the top of the gravy - yum. They always greet you immediately and show you to your table and the waitresses are fast and always keep your drinks refilled. They bring you a carafe of ice... More 

Thank jodyt821
Lewisville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

I am a southerner (don't hate) visiting friends in the area. Went to Sammie's expecting to get eggs and toast just to curb my hunger. To me Sammie's had a bit of a southern feel to it. The staff had that "welcome y'all" feel, and the food was right there with what I would expect at home EXCEPT for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1206 N Mattis Ave., Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-1821
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-355-3403

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