By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor 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 & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.