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Reviewed 14 December 2023

A very comfortable restaurant with a great menu and wonderful service! I had the southern skillet with a side of pancakes. Everything is always served hot and tastes fabulous! This was the best skillet - lots of meat and veggies, cut in small bites, so...you can put all the veggies, meat, and cheese together in one bite and enjoy it! It was served with a large biscuit! Mmm! Food to take home and enjoy later!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

Ordered 2 stacks of pancakes, one basket of biscuits, an order of corn beef hash, and a Carmel macchiato. The coffee was awful, didn’t finish it. Corn beef hash wasn’t cooked enough and had too much salt. The biscuits are not normal traditional biscuits but...these huge odd shaped pieces of fluffy bread. My kids liked the pancakes. I didn’t. They had a weird flavor that left a bad after taste in my mouth. Needless to say I won’t be back.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023 via mobile

This place tries to be a more upscale breakfast joint, but to be honest they’re slinging out the same food you can get for half the price at any other local pancake house. It’s all just so…bland. Had the Cajun biscuit with garlic steak and...it tasted like absolutely nothing. No garlic, no Cajun, nothing. Not even any salt or pepper. The hash browns were completely unseasoned and the biscuits are bland unless you add lots of butter. The corned beef hash skillet of all things needed salt. That’s the last thing on earth that should need salt. If you do go, stick with very basic fare…omelets, pancakes, bacon & eggs and skip the fancy sounding ‘nasty biscuits’ and ‘cinnamon roll pancakes’. Otherwise you’ll be disappointed. One thing both good and bad is the portions are HUGE, so it’s easy to split. The bad thing is when you’re done you’re left with a plateful of bland food you have to take home and fix because it’s also way too expensive to justify leaving it behind. Did I mention the noise level? Bring earplugs.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 February 2023

Great breakfast for breakfast and lunch. The space is warm and friendly. The menu has SO many amazing choices and specials! It was difficult to choose! Great, friendly helpful service.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 13 January 2023

waited 10 minutes for coffee. staff on cell phones and engaged in anything else but waiting on tables. when coffee arrived, it was cold. 2 coffees over 7 dollars. we got up and left and went to the Original Pancake house restaurant on Jefferson in...Joliet, Made it clear to owner/manager that we will never darken his doorstep...More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2022 via mobile

I wasn’t feeling good after eating I threw up a lot at home the food wasn’t good as it was but I’m sick

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 August 2022

We went for breakfast, we had a party of 6. We only had to wait for a few minutes. It is expensive but the food is amazing and the portions are huge! We had an excellent server. I would highly recommend! We were visiting family....When we are back in town we will go back there!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 June 2022 via mobile

Great breakfast/brunch spot with large portions, beyond fair prices, great service, and a good atmosphere! Large menu so there’s something for everyone!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2021 via mobile

If you love breakfast and brunch types of eating experiences, the SC is your type of place. There is an unbelievable assortment of creative food choices that are homemade. From their omelettes and skillet’s to their sandwiches and chicken fried chicken and biscuits, you will...not go wrong here!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 May 2021 via mobile

Went to Joliet on Saturday night for a Guns and Roses tribute band, great show by the way. Sunday morning I wake before her and start the search for a good breakfast. On man I’m so glad this place came up. Awesome service by Brenda,...lots of staff running around to assist. If you love biscuits and gravy you have got to try the B&G Omelette, words cannot explain how good this is. If I’m in Joliet again for breakfast it will definitely be a return to this place. Happy Traveling Friends.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 8 April 2020

It’s a real shame about this location, because the food is excellent. The place is a little hidden, so it’s easy to drive right past it. But it’s full of creativity. More importantly great food that will feed you for a good price. It’s a...shame it’s only breakfast/lunch, because I’d come here anytime.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

I come here for the biscuits!! Oh so yummy! But everything else is good! The service and employees is great!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

Delicious food! Excellent service! COFFEE BAR!!The place is super cute too! We had eggs Benedict and pancakes and highly recommend both.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020

First of all, tripadvisor says it is not in Crest Hill, IL. Well, it is and I had breakfast there on Jan 14, 2020. I had the Lumberjack. It was HUGE and perfect! My wife loved her blueberry pancakes. Fantastic, friendly service. Neat and clean....One of the best breakfasts we have had on the roadMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 8 December 2019

Tried this amazing restaurant for breakfast. Large family style, with a huge menu. My granddaughter’s, waffle & chicken tenders, chocolate chip pancakes. Avocado omelette, with a huge biscuit the size of a baseball, light and fluffy. So many items to choose. This tops my list...for favorite breakfast, lunch restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4