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Red Apple Pancake House & Cafe of Palatine

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2121 Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067-7260
+1 847-925-8048
06:30 - 15:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite breakfast restaurant. Everything is made fresh each day. Many interesting daily & seasonal specials. We love the pumpkin pancakes.

Thank Janet M
Chicago, Illinois
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228 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Drove about 12 miles to try this place; I was enamored of the idea of crepes stuffed with a sweet cherry cheese mix, served with Michigan cherries and Walnuts on the outside. I also new I had to balance the (expected) cloying sweetness of this dish with some meat. I asked the waitress about the Bacon and she said it... More 

Thank sandbag7
Palatine, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Red Apple is a great place to stop for breakfast and lunch when you want a meal without a lot fuss and without breaking the bank. The staff is accommodating and friendly and the menu has a lot of options. They even have a low calorie section on the menu. They have a back room for groups. I belong to... More 

Thank MarilynnT991
River Grove, Illinois
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The most perfect breakfast place I have been to in a long time. Fluffy omelettes and skillets were cooked to order along with yummy waffles and French toast made right!! Great service too!!

Thank jenniferlynn60171
Palatine, IL, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Red Apple is one of six breakfast restaurants in Palatine, IL. So, how does Red Apple stand out? Friendly efficient service and a menu that offers more choices than all the others. The food is consistently good and you get plenty of it. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and while the tables are quite close together, it is still... More 

Thank Brian H
Palatine, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We're regulars, always consistent great food. Soup is delicious and the servers are always friendly.

Thank Sandy M
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Breakfast places are all over the place so its hard to find ones that differentiate themselves. Red Apple is easily one of the best I've ever eaten at. Their pumpkin pancakes are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Prices are extremely reasonable and I PROMISE you will not leave hungry!

Thank nmk85roll
Lindenhurst, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant right near Rolling Meadows/ Palatine border.   The Red Apple is a gem.  The food is very good,  the place is clean,  and the staff is friendly and efficient.  The front half of the restaurant runs warm and the back runs cold.  My wife has regularly gotten the eggs Benedict and the country fried steak(some of the... More 

Thank metalelement
Palatine, Illinois
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202 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I recently saw this restaurant on trip adivisor and was in the area so I dropped by. Wow was I impressed. The wait staff was excellent. The food was delicious. The menu offered a great variety of breakfast and lunch offerings. The place was busy but I didn't wait and I didn't feel hurried to leave. A great new meal... More 

Thank bLiselotte
Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Been here several times and always find a reason to keep coming back! Awesome breakfast place with a wide variety of options! Have never had a bad experience! The food is always served hot and everything is tasty! They do a great job with eggs over easy and their fresh squeezed orange juice is a must! There is something for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2121 Plum Grove Rd, Palatine, IL 60067-7260
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-925-8048
conveniently located, excellent food, comfortable restaurant

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?