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Emily's Pancake House

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488 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085-3149
+1 847-336-7700
06:00 - 15:00
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family-friendly restaurant..... typical menu... 2 eggs = 3, etc. Prices continue to rise like every place else.

Thank Kathy B
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place doesn't look awesome from the outside. It's not super fancy, but they have some good breakfast. My favorite is their crepes and the coffee is delicious. There is a good varied menu of breakfast and lunch items. If you are in the area I recommend stopping by (before 3pm, since that's what time they close). Pancakes, waffles, crepes... More 

Thank EdithL80
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Decant food good service for sure and a great location but definatly on the pricey side.rarely a wait but even when there is its a short wait

Thank James r
Indialantic, Florida
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Not a bad place for breakfast. The menu is pretty varied but not spectacular. All the food was good, could have been warmer as the eggs and French toast cooled off quickly. Service is friendly and the food came out fast.

Thank Steve J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a Gem. Great menu, delicious breakfast and solid service. Huge variety, reasonable prices. The Breakfast Burrito was the best!

Thank GoldenBoilers
Chicago, IL
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208 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Emily's Pancake House serves both breakfast and lunch, but I prefer the breakfast menu. The pancakes are very tasty.

Thank oaktoncc
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

they have a lot to choose from on there menu all is good. they also have specials of the day. I love breakfast so that is what I would usually take because there hrs are for breakfast and lunch. there staff is freindly and helpful. I strongly recomend them

Thank Bernard P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stumbled on this place on accident and so glad we did! Great service and the food was fantastic. The mini waffles were so good and just the right amount of food. They squeeze their own yummy orange juice, too. Reasonable prices & a fairly large menu. Way better than IHOP!

Thank Yennifair
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had brunch here on our way out of town. We had spotted it on our way to Jewel for some last minute motel items and hoped it might be similar to First Watch. It was better. The menu has a fairly wide range of items for breakfast and lunch, from the traditional to more health-conscious items. My wife got... More 

Thank Michelle_and_Jamie
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Large menu, fast service, large groups -- no problem. This busy pancake house serves large plates chosen from their big menu. Be prepared to wait -- Emily's is very popular -- but we weren't rushed once we were served -- and our server was efficient and pleasant.

Thank Laura R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 488 N Green Bay Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085-3149
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-336-7700

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