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The Original Pancake House

7255 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130-1764
+1 708-771-5411
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
23 Nov 2017
“It needs to freshen up”
4 Sep 2017
Restaurant Hours
££ - £££
7255 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130-1764
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

They need to take a look at the Maple Grove, MN for some advice. This location is not a smooth running machine. There are lots of opportunities at this establishment. Then they might get better ratings.

Thank James L
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Was hoping to get the same quality and service as the location in Hyde Park location but NOT as good. I went here today on Labor Day morning with my mother since this is really closer to my house and was hoping to have the...More

Thank Art J
Reviewed 25 April 2017

What a fantastic slice of neighborhood Americana in the Windy City. In an era of cooking cutter chain dining establishments, the simple ordinary way of this place is an absolute treat. The decor is not garish. I had homemade cheese blintzes and what a treat...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nice selection of breakfast items. Famous for Apple Pancake. Good sandwiches and chicken noodle soup. They give coupons for 2/1 if you sign up.

Thank Nancy1256
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We went to the Pancake House on a not-busy Tuesday morning. The wait for food was surprisingly long considering it was not busy. Our server was friendly but inattentive to water and coffee needs. The décor is dated and sparse. The bathroom could have used...More

Thank BethB02
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Step aside, IHOP--this is what a pancake place is supposed to be! Wonderful waffles, good omelets, and the Dutch apple pancake is a life experience. Well prepared, classic pancake/waffle house food.

Thank Kris G
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We have had breakfast here a few times and the food is great! But they have these ceiling fans that need major cleaning! we felt like it was dusty enough to be eating the dust that fanned off of those things. Great food! Place should...More

Thank Dany F
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located very near the Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions that bring 1,000's of tourists to this area. My wife and I have been to this restaurant 15-20 times. There are three reasons to go to this restaurant: 1) The owner's commitment...More

Thank Pietro S
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Pancake House is warm, inviting and delicious! They have tropical syrup that has bits of orange zest in it and it so light and flavorful, it's just yummy especially on blueberry pancakes. I have always had wonderful breakfast food here.

1  Thank chit0wngal
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I would have rated breakfast here with 5 stars except for 2 easily fixable problems. Number one is the snail like service. The wait for food is very long. And every service takes forever, such as bringing water. The other thing is the decor..what there...More

Thank Drocton
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7255 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130-1764
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Forest Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-771-5411
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