The Point Pancake House is a local, landmark location, in operation since 1954, of a Family-Owned & Operated brunch sit-down restaurant. This gem is conveniently tucked away at the intersection of Milwaukee Ave. (Route 21) & US Highway 41, in Gurnee, IL at 1952 N US HWY 41. We are open daily, including holidays, from 6am-3pm. Several travelers, out-of-towners and locals, make it a “point” to stop by “The Point” where they can find daily changing breakfast and lunch specials, the friendliest service, inviting environment, great coffee, and signature breakfast and lunch dishes made from scratch, including our daily soups. We pride ourselves on using only the freshest quality ingredients and seasonally, when possible, ingredients grown on our family farm nearby, as well as, other local farms in the area with non-GMO practices. These quality ingredients, together with our secret family recipes that have been perfected through the decades, make The Point Pancake House a popular destination spot for all. Whether you’re visiting Great America, Hurricane Harbor or Great Wolfe Lodge, The Point Pancake House is the perfect brunch spot with free Wi-Fi, where breakfast is served all day. Our business is a freestanding brick and mortar building with ample parking and seating, including our newly introduced out-doors seating area of 40, with bright yellow umbrellas you can’t miss, overlooking forest preserves. Do not be discouraged to stop on in, despite the full parking lot, as there’s rarely a wait more than 5-10 minutes for bigger parties, often times, with immediate seating for smaller parties. Over the years, we’ve mastered how efficient we are with seating, and tables turn over really quick, as our goal is to prepare orders with in 10 minutes or less, and use state of the art computers and kitchen monitors to help achieve this. No one is ever rushed, but ultimately, things move real quickly during peak hours. Reservations are welcome weekdays, but during weekends, we ask that you inform us of parties of 6 or more in advance, as well as, upon arrival and we will do our best in accommodating. We appreciate your understanding and patience, as these are our peak hours. So, go ahead and make it a POINT to stop by The POINT where everything’s always on POINT!
Thank you for your patronage and support,
The Point Pancake House Team