A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 13, 2021
Big Apple Pancake House (Chicago Heights and Joliet, IL, 1980-present)

Big Apple Pancake House has two Illinois locations: 106 N. Larkin Avenue in Joliet and 1425 Western Avenue in Chicago Heights. ”Big Apple Pancake House, 1260 Deerfield Rd., Highland Pk.” was printed in the Chicago (IL) Tribune on October 17, 1980, and there was a now-closed location in Lisle, IL.

The “Big Apple Pancake” is described on the menu: “(Please allow 40 minutes) Crisp fresh apples bakes with our own special pancake batter, a pancake you will not forget! It takes about 40 minutes, but one taste and you will agree it is worth the wait!” The “Big Apple” restaurant is not New York City-themed.


Big Apple Pancake House
ABOUT US
We are a family-owned business that has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years. We serve a full line of breakfast and lunch items, which include pancakes, waffles, crepes, French toast, egg orders, omelets, skillets, sandwiches, burgers, salads, melts, wraps, croissants, gourmet coffee, fresh juices, and various other breakfast and lunch items.

Big Apple Pancake House—Menu
BIG APPLE PANCAKE
(Please allow 40 minutes) Crisp fresh apples bakes with our own special pancake batter, a pancake you will not forget! It takes about 40 minutes, but one taste and you will agree it is worth the wait!

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17 October 1980, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “French toast: 20 places to start the day right” by Judy Hevrdejs, sec. 2, pg. 1, col. 5:
Big Apple Pancake House, 1260 Deerfield Rd., Highland Pk., 831-2490.

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16 December 1999, The Star (Orland Park and Orland Hills, IL), “Pancake House looms as good gathering place” by Carol Roberts, Firstlook sec., pg. 6, col. 5:
Like many breakfast restaurants, Big Apple makes up big apple pancakes that I can only image must be large enough to serve several friends.

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3 November 2005, The Star (Orland Park and Orland Hills, IL), “Big Apple’s back for breakfast lovers” by Carol Roberts, Firstlook sec., pg. 6, col. 1:
The Big Apple Pancake House in Chicago Heights has come back better than ever from a fire that kept it closed for many months.

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22 December 2005, The Star (Orland Park and Orland Hills, IL), “Concept Dining” by Carol Roberts, Firstlook sec., pg. 15, col. 1:
Another area restaurant that returned after a fire is the Big Apple Pancake House in Chicago Heights, a great destination for the signature Big Apple pancake with fresh apples, or for the triple berry—blue, raps and straw—crepes.

Posted by Barry Popik
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 • Permalink