Marquette Inn
Chicago Bites Podcast #41

The secret to Dutch Apple Pancakes is real pie filling.  Shhhhhhh.

The secret to Dutch Apple Pancakes is real pie filling. Shhhhhhh.

Since the demise of the Cambridge House, Bridget and I have been on the look-out for a replacement. Did we find one at the Marquette Inn? Well, the Marquette Inn does have all the diner criteria including surly waitresses, endless coffee and bowls of creamer & butter, plus the added attraction of a bar in the middle. Listen to the podcast to see how it rated versus our cherished standard.

Do you have a favorite seedy spot in Chicago? Know a great place to get pancakes? Drop us a line and let us know where you satisfy your diner cravings. We’d love to hear from you.

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 00:11 Intro
00:31 – 10:15 Pancakes! And other musings.
10:16 – 10:37 Wrap-up and sign-off

Marquette Inn
135 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL

Bridget rates this tasting 7/10
Tammy rates this tasting 8/10

Bridget enjoys her pancakes, pancakes, pancakes!

Bridget enjoys her pancakes, pancakes, pancakes!

  1. DancingDavidE left a comment on February 11, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Let me suggest some additional apple pancakes:
    Sally’s out on Harlem at I-90.
    OPH of course, also Walker Brothers.
    Hmmm…I’m embarassed, there was another place I had one that was outstanding and now I can’t remember.
    Also there was a Good Eating article about apple pancakes a while back. I saved that section, I’ll try to find it.

  2. Jack Vinson left a comment on February 12, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    There is the massive apple pancakes at Walker Bros Original (Wilmette and elsewhere). These are different from what you had at Marquette: they are butter-sauteed apples with batter poured over and baked for a while. And did I mention the butter? (We make these at home in the fall – apple season.)

  3. Mark Smithivas left a comment on March 5, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    I have to say this: Walker Bros. is overrated. Their pancakes seem flat and limpy. You want great pancakes? Look no further than local chain Golden Nugget. Iconic fluffy pancakes with massive amounts of whipped butter. And the patrons are real, working class Chicago folk. No north shore wannabees here.

  4. Tammy left a comment on March 6, 2007 at 6:51 am

    I occasionally get a taste for Walker Bros. apple pancake. However, it is always too massive for me to finish.
    These days, I lean towards the Frutti Pebble shortstack at Orange. Yum!

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