Walker Bros Original Pancake House

Written by on April 5, 2013 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(walkerbros.net) – Wilmette, Illinois

Walker Bros

How I heard of this place: When we decided to stop by the Baha’i House of Worship during our westward-bound road trip, we immediately contacted one of our friends who lived in the area. He recommended this spot as the perfect place from which to enjoy a bountiful brunch.

Walker Bros Menu

Type of cuisine: A little of everything on the menu from waffles and pancakes, to crepes and eggs 100-ways, Walker Bros has something for everyone. “Walker Bros. has been proudly serving the North Suburbs of Chicago for more then 50 years! We pride ourselves on serving you the very best, from our famous Apple Pancake to our thick sliced Bacon and our freshly squeezed Orange Juice.”

Our recipes demand only the finest ingredients, such as 93-score butter, pure whipping cream, fresh grade AA eggs, hard wheat unbleached flour and sausages, bacon, hickory-smoked ham, and Canadian bacon which are custom-made for us. Our coffee is made from Royal Kona select coffee beans from Hawaii and is roasted stateside so you can savor rich-bodied, perfectly balanced flavor.”

Walker Bros Stained Glass

Ambiance: Established in 1960, and spread throughout Chicagoland, Walker Bros maintains the classic, grandmas house theme imbued with solid oak, brass-leaded hanging lamps and stained glass windows.

Walker Bros Dining Room

What I ordered: Having seen the menu online, my sister-in-law knew immediately that there would be one Apple Pancake at our table. In full agreement, I suggested we share…everything. Coffees ($2.65 each) all around, she and I started with the Apple Cinnamon Pancake ($9.95) filled with fresh apples and complimented with a Sinkiang cinnamon and sugar glaze.

Walker Bros Apple Pancake

We added the Blue Crab Meat Benedict ($13.95) of poached eggs, sauteed premium blue crab meat and lightly grilled tomato slices on top of a toasted English muffin, blanketed with a rich, house-made Hollandaise sauce, garnished with capers and parsley, served with three buttermilk pancakes.

Walker Bros Crab Benedict

A side of Spicy Habanero Cheese & Pico de Gallo Hashbrowns ($4.90) and we were set to feast!

Walker Bros Spicy Hash Browns

My husband selected A Bacon Lovers Bacon & Eggs ($12.50) with seven crisp slices of a house special recipe thick-cut bacon with three eggs, any style, and a side of three buttermilk pancakes.

Walker Bros Bacon Lovers

Our local food guru chose The Dutch Baby ($8.50), a smaller version of the German pancake with all the tradition, dusted with powdered sugar

Walker Bros Dutch Babies

and served with lemon and maple syrup on the side.

Walker Bros Dutch Baby Sides

What I loved: Easy: the spicy hash browns. The smooth coffee.

Why I loved it: A purely traditional, decades-old space, completely full with diners of all ages and backgrounds, eating large portions of delicious food, going down smooth.

Cost: Low to average ($8 – $14 per breakfast entree)

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