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1195 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091-2719
+1 847-256-2099
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good30%
  • Average30%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
4 weeks ago
“Homey, good food!”
9 May 2017
“Cornmeal pancakes”
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1195 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091-2719
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have two friends that I meet with regularly and we are spread across Chicagoland. When we get together we want leisurely service, good food, and a cozy atmosphere. Hot cakes was great on all counts! Just remember to bring cash!

Thank 276elizabethl
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Cute little place. I like the unique touches like mismatched plates and the painted vines and flowers on the walls. Not the destination for a quiet morning coffee or intimate chat with a friend, but more of a busy, cheerful, clattering kind of atmosphere with...More

Thank Claire A
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly and quaint breakfast place serves good breakfast fast. It's isn't a quiet locale as many people bring their children (especially on weekends) but the food is good and the service is friendly. I recommend them!

1  Thank KCallahans
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful character, delicious food and reasonable prices if you can get in the place. Go early Everything is carefully prepared in this no frills restaurant. Extra large portions. Last time I was there they did not take credit cards so be warned A real gem...More

1  Thank MRbluegill
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Even as Wilmette has enjoyed a wave of new restaurants over the past few years (some of them going as quickly as they arrived), Hotcakes, now in a new and somewhat larger space, remains not only a standby, but a go-to for quality and value....More

2  Thank AdmiralGanteaume
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

With the many new food options now available in downtown Wilmette, Hotcakes fills the void of a decent inexpensive restaurant. Very casual with tables outside in nice weather. Breakfast and lunch menu. There is a renewed effort to upscale the menu with Lunch choices like...More

Thank Rhona R
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Even though i rated Hotcakes a 3, i would like to give them a 3.5, but TA doesn't allow half points..... I rounded it down because while the atmosphere is homey and kid-friendly (saw lots of families), the food was decent, but that's about it....More

Thank StrangeTripper
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This place has some Great breakfast choices. The service is Friendly. Great place to meet friends with no need to rush.

Thank Neil F
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We've been to this restaurant a bunch of times because of limited options in Wilmette for breakfast. I've had dry muffins, slow service, previous diner's food on the windowsill, etc. But the worst was our last visit when my daughter's friend was halfway through her...More

Thank travelgames
Reviewed 25 November 2015

I so much wanted Hotcakes to be wonderful. The obviously inexperienced staff really cares, and the surroundings are creative and friendly. Unfortunately, the food preparation process is totally chaotic, breakfasts are at best so-so, and it's a roll of the dice when and if your...More

1  Thank Resab
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1195 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091-2719
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: +1 847-256-2099
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