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Review by AmyS for Yia Yia’s Pancake House

This place in its hay day was good. Now its crap. First of all their coffee is so watered down its colored water. They claim to serve real scrambled eggs and real eggs in their omelets instead they use the flavor-less powdered eggs. My mother and I went there today for breakfast and this is what was presented to us. She got the scrambled combo with French toast, at first glance you could see they were fake eggs, they were completely a solid yellow, no white pieces your use to seeing especially at a restaurant with their scrambled eggs, then the taste, bland as heck. Then the French toast I think cardboard would have been better than that. It was so gooey that it couldn't even stand up on its self and it was thick cut and again had the same bland taste to them. My breakfast I had the Good Fella. More like Tasteless Fella. Again fake eggs, again lacking any white at all, that even the extra thinly sliced Italian sausage and most likely frozen chopped green peppers couldn't flavor. Then the marinara sauce that is Ragu OVER powered with garlic and cayenne pepper that could over power the taste of anything including cardboard. Needless to say we didn't eat it at all except for to taste it. Informed the waitress of this she brought the front manager over who kept claiming it was real eggs finally since we didn't eat much of it said to take it off the bill, then the plates were taken away and another girl drops a $25.00 bill on our table. Lets just say we were pissed. We called our waitress over who was ignoring us at this point and she said the owner said to keep it on. He comes over like he is the king puba of restaurants claiming we were two stupid broads who didn't know what we were talking about and were embarrassing him. We were embarrassing him. He should be embarrassed sending food like that out. Then we head up front and are told that we ordered it and we have to eat it even if we changed our minds. Um no we didn't change our minds we lost our appetite due to flavor-less slop placed in-front of us that we could have gotten better at McDonalds. This doesn't even include the fact that instead of dumping the water carafe that come back from the tables and rinsing them they just add more ice to the carafe even if they look like waters been removed. God only knows what people at the table do to that water and with that water. We use to come to this same place when it was Jedi's at 2am and still got better food than this at 2am there. We even came after the big change and it was decent food when the grandson was running the place, well now looks like its back under old management and they just don't care anymore about pleasing customers just making the most money they can. Lets just say NEVER AGAIN will we come here.

2250 Harlem Ave

North Riverside, IL 60546-1413


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