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Walker Brothers Pancake House

153 Green Bay Road, Wilmette, IL - (847) 251-6000
Of all the Original Pancake Houses around the country, Walker Brothers is the best. Must eats: the German pancake and apple pancake, both of which are made with egg-rich batter that causes them to puff high above the skillet in which they are baked. The apple pancake, a veritable mesa of breakfast, is a bubbling feast of fruit and cinnamon and tender batter .
92% Approval Rating (25 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Apple Pancake
Bacon
German Pancake
Orange Juice

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"There are nearly 100 Original Pancake Houses around the country, all vaguely related to the original Original, which opened in Portland, Oregon, in 1953. We’ve never eaten in a bad one – the formula of using top-notch ingredients and a repertoire of great recipes is ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

153 Green Bay Road, Wilmette, IL
(847) 251-6000

http://www.walkerbrosoph.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
A close view of the Apple pancake shows the tender, eggy cake part interfolded with cooked-soft apples and their caramelized juices.
"A close view of the Apple pancake shows the tender, eggy cake part interfolded with cooked-soft apples and their caramelized juices."
Michael Stern





A full view of the plate-size apple pancake. (And this is a very large plate.) We always say one of these is big enough for two, but somehow just one of us manages to put away most of a whole one every time.
"A full view of the plate-size apple pancake. (And this is a very large plate.) We always say one of these is big enough for two, but somehow just one of us manages to put away most of a whole one every time."
Michael Stern


Puffy, soft, and egg-rich, the German pancake looks too big to eat ... but it is not!
"Puffy, soft, and egg-rich, the German pancake looks too big to eat ... but it is not!"
Michael Stern


The best restaurant bacon in America?
"The best restaurant bacon in America?"
Michael Stern


Orange juice is essential at Walker Brothers. It is vividly fruity and thick with pulp.
"Orange juice is essential at Walker Brothers. It is vividly fruity and thick with pulp."
Michael Stern


The interior of this pancake house is Victoriana supreme: stained glass, carved wood, chandeliers. An elegant environment for elegant breakfast.
"The interior of this pancake house is Victoriana supreme: stained glass, carved wood, chandeliers. An elegant environment for elegant breakfast."
Michael Stern


A rare view of Walker Brothers when there is no line of people waiting to get in.
"A rare view of Walker Brothers when there is no line of people waiting to get in."
Michael Stern



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