The Original Pancake House, 5140 W 159th St in Oak Forest

4.2 - 5 votes
  • 5140 W 159th St
  • (708) 687-8282
  • website

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Su 7:00 - 15:00
Mo 7:00 - 15:00
Tu 7:00 - 15:00
We 7:00 - 15:00
Th 7:00 - 15:00
Fr 7:00 - 15:00
Sa 7:00 - 15:00

Hours or services may differ due to COVID-19. Please contact the business directly to verify hours and availability.

More Info

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Attire: Casual
  • Price Range: Average
  • Cuisines: Family Style, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
  • Alcohol: None


  • Google 4
  • Facebook 1
  • Yelp 4
  • Foursquare 5
  • Tripadvisor 4

Take-Out/Delivery Options

delivery take-out


accepts credit cards good for kids good for groups good for a quick meal bacon good for family accepts google pay staff french toast breakfast pancakes scrambler skillets gardens


Evelyn V.
Decided to stop by with my friend after we attempted to try the white sheep across the street and found nothing good on the menu. We sat out in the patio area! I got a meat skillet with green peppers added & my friend had a cyo skillet. The toast was sooo good & the jams were DELICIOUS. Our server Ellie was so cute & attentive!
August 2020
Christine LaRue
Great food, Excellent service with good social distancing inside the restaurant.
July 2020
Carol Bollacker
On Tuesday, July 14th, my 49er Pancakes were subpar. The 3rd of the pancakes (the one on the bottom), was shredded, mushy, and not even close to being a complete pancake. I couldn't even spread the whipped butter on it. I told my waitress, who told me she told the manager, but no one approached me throughout my meal or the five minutes I sat there after the dirty dishes were cleared. The cashier asked me about my experience and I told her the same thing I told my waitress. She apologized but continued to process my bill. I then told her what I thought was worse was that the manager had not approached me after my complaint, even though there was only about 25% restaurant capacity. The cashier asked me if I wanted her to get the manager, and I told her it was too late. Disappointing. I will go to another location.
July 2020
Glenn T.
Love this place the people are friendly and I always come every weekend the food is great always cook perfect
June 2020
Jason Durkin
Till today Father’s Day this place was my all time favorite breakfast place. We got there at 8 am left at 10 am without eating. Two hours we sat in the sun waiting for food that never showed up. Mgr never came to apologize either. My family took me here for our annual Father’s Day breakfast that we never got to eat. Also the number they have posted on google doesn’t work!! O.p.h of oak forest you guys have completely let me down on a very special day.
June 2020
Sam Montag
Food was good. Service was friendly. Definitely recommend the hawaiian pancakes! The tropical syrup is delicious and my so took it after I was done to put on his pecan pancakes.
June 2020
Rosalind Mustafa
I always enjoy this Park Forest location. Friendly, service is good, food is true to Original PH flavors: love, love 49er flapjacks! Great coffee.
April 2020
Rick Buda
This is our almost every Sunday breakfast. Selections from the menu are cooked fresh, and well. The service is friendly fun and efficient. Oh, if you love coffee, that is the linchpin. Rich, hot coffee in never empty mugs accompanied by cream that gives the brew a flavor beyond any.
March 2020
Shane Schultz
Sat quickly. It has lost a little charm after the remodel. It's one large open seating area now. Good is still good and a great price. Service was warm and all the staff were pleasant. Would recommend for breakfast or lunch.
February 2020
J Faulkner
Nice environment and very affable service. The food was crisp and yummy. Will clearly recommend this spot to others. Convenient rates and big meals. Good job.
February 2020
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