By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Jan 11, 2021 at 2:31 PM

Guests still have the better part of two weeks to enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch from a longtime East Side staple before it closes on Jan. 25.

Rumors have been circulating on social media about the closure of The Original Pancake House, which has served customers at 2621 N. Downer Ave. for nearly 16 years.

According to information gleaned from a manager by phone today, the restaurant will cease operations after service on Jan. 24. 

“We’ve had so much support from the community over the years, and we all appreciate the opportunity we’ve had to serve all of our customers,” she noted, adding that the sentiment is offered on behalf of the entire team at the Original Pancake House.

Even as the East Side location closes, The Original Pancake House at 16460 W. Bluemound Rd. in Brookfield will remain open.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.