Pancakes, like acrobats, are most likely to please a crowd when stacked high atop each other and slathered in syrup. Enjoy sky-high eats with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of classic diner fare at Baker Hill Pancake House in Elgin.
Baker Hill Pancake House stuffs a menu of breakfast and lunch favorites with fresh ingredients prepared with an eye toward sound nutrition. Traditional latke toppings of sour cream and applesauce nestle up to Idaho potato pancakes ($5.95), and plump blintzes packed with cheese ($6.25) double as pillows for those rethinking their decision to rise for breakfast. Cinnamon-apple pancakes ($7.25) become even more decadently sweet with classic maple syrup or a spectrum of fruit-flavored analogs.
Later in the day, swiss cheese deliquesces over chicken breast, ham, and dark rye bread ($8.25), and Greek influences add extra sizzle to Chef's Suggestions dinner platters ($7.65–$9.45). Visitors can wash down their meals with a cup of special-blend coffee ($1.85) that, like a magical well, comes with complimentary refills. Cushy booths and four-tops line Baker Hill's large and sunny dining room, and tempting ingredients exert their mind control from behind a classic glass case.