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Best Place for Breakfast

Jelly Pancake House in Merrillville

Jelly Pancake House

Locations: 399 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville; 936 Joliet St., Dyer

Phone: 219-736-0100 (Merrillville), 219-865-3200 (Dyer)

Walk into either Jelly Pancake House location and you’ll smell all the delicious traditional American breakfast foods cooking. But in addition to its well-loved pancakes and biscuits and gravy, the team at Jelly likes to mix things up. Currently on special is a creole crabmeat skillet that’s popular with diners.

“We try to bring new tastes to the area, different flavor profiles, some things you wouldn’t get anywhere else,” says Brenda Cole, manager of Jelly’s Merrillville location. Both locations serve the same creative menu.

A family-friendly place, Jelly offers reservations for groups of six or more. They’re open holidays and offer catering for special events.

“We work as a team,” says Cole. “We have a really great staff here and quality food.” She adds that the restaurants are grateful for community support.


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