Batter Up: 7 Places for the Best Pancakes in Chicago

If you consider yourself somewhat of a breakfast or brunch connoisseur, you know how important pancakes are to the menu. Whether you’re ordering a plate for the whole table to try, or claiming a stack for yourself, there are some awesome places around the city to try out tons of variations and flavors of this classic breakfast dish. Batter up: here are our top 7 places for the best pancakes in Chicago.

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130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601


You know it, and you love it, so, of course, it’s on our list. Wildberry, located in Prudential Plaza, is an ever-popular spot to get some fresh cakes. With eight variations, including cinnamon roll, blackberry key lime pie, and banana coconut cream pie, the pancakes you order will be delicious and definitely sugar-rush inducing.


Pancake Cafe

3805 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613

It’s pretty easy to make a sweet pancake with a bunch of different toppings. Well, Pancake Cafe in Wrigleyville throws us a curveball with their bacon pancake. Imagine a thick, hot pancake with bacon and salty and creamy whipped butter. Now that is a breakfast you can’t miss! 


Golden House Restaurant

4744 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640


Love pancakes? Fan of the show “Shameless”? Golden House is the place for you. If you’re familiar with “Shameless”, you’ll be pleased to know that this is the restaurant that poses as Patsy’s Pies in the show. Other than the star factor, Golden House has made-to-order fresh pancakes in a cozy, old-school diner.


Cozy Corner Restaurant and Pancake House

294 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Cozy Corner has locations in Logan Square, Hermosa Park, Edgewater, and on Harlem Ave, so that’s four places to get some of their outstanding pancakes! Order up some classic buttermilk cakes or try out their berry good (see what I did there?) lemon berry capone pancakes. 


Honey Berry

901 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

Honey Berry has locations everywhere and for good reasons! Outside of their savory breakfast choices, you can, of course, order up some fresh, hot pancakes. With options like red velvet, creamy Nutella, and chocolate chip banana, your breakfast is going to be full of delectable toppings and pancakes you’ll keep coming back for.

Eggy’s Diner

333 E Benton Pl #103, Chicago, IL 60601

Coming to us from Minnesota, we are glad to have an Eggy’s Diner location in our great city. With an emphasis on “urban comfort food”, Eggy’s pancakes offer us some classics like original buttermilk and chocolate chip, but you can elevate your dish to turtle or cookies and cream pancakes.

Batter & Berries

2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

We all know Batter & Berries for their incredible selection of French Toast, but have you ever tried the pancakes? Buttermilk pancakes with just a hint of lemon and topped off with seasonal fresh berries – nothing beats the classic! Batter & Berries also offers gluten free buckwheat pancakes for those dietary needs. 

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