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The Original Pancake House

7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-6504
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Ranked #12 of 301 Restaurants in Bethesda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had breakfast there on a Saturday and had to wait about 15 mins for a table. Seems to be a popular place with locals. The entire menu looked delicious, had some crepes that were very good, did not care too much for the potato pancakes.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The best thing is that they accomodate breakfast eaters at anytime. They have a breakfast and lunch menu. The food use to be a lot better, it is now mediocre, at best. However, it is better than Internation's House of Pancakes. They do have a pretty decent German apple pancake, but takes awhile to be made. Try the egg white... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you've ever been to an "Original Pancake House" you'd know it's all kinds of delicious. All of your typical breakfast offerings with about 30 different types of pancakes/crepes/waffles to top it off. Some of the best breakfast in town and the portions are huge..... It's always packed on the weekends, which just shows it's delish... be prepared to wait.... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First time diner here, and it will be my last. Food was OK - nothing special and the omelets were huge if potion size is your driver. It was crowded on this Sunday morning, but they should be prepared for that. Customers sat for a long time waiting for their food. Service staff was just so so. And my biggest... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Thought we would try this restaurant for breakfast as staying close by. Checked the website and discovered they catered for a gluten free diet. Our first of four was on a Sunday morning and it was busy. We didn't have to wait long before being seated. Decided to share the gluten free pancakes which when arrived turned into eight pancakes!... More

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Washington DC
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130 reviews 130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've been to The Pancake House dozens of times so I figured it was time to write a review. There is always a wait on Sundays but I'm always surprised by how quickly it moves. It's important to note that your whole party must be present in order to be seated. My favorite thing to get is the bacon and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food was fantastic if you order the typical breakfast meal, eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes and bacon. I had the steak and it was very fatty and grisly. Our waitress was terribly clueless. I had ordered and she came back to me a few minutes later and asked what I would like to order. She placed a drink in front of... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My daughter and I went to the Original Pancake House, she ordered blueberry pancakes and I order plain pancakes with bacon. The food was so bad we couldn’t eat most of it. My plain pancakes came out hard, as if they came out of a microwave or something. The bacon was burnt and very, very, salty. My daughter’s blueberry pancakes... More

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Service sucked we had to wait at least 10-15 mins before getting service. coffee was delicious, food ok, but they do not give enough food for the money you are spending......................

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Newmarket, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Arrived to huge lineup on a Sunday morning but wait was only about 10 minutes, not 20 as we were told. Four diners, two adults, two kids, got a spacious corner booth. Lightening fast service. Everything was cooked well. We had pancakes, bacon, eggs, toast, nothing unusual, but so well cooked, nice and hot and fresh. It wasn't cheap, about... More

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