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The Original Pancake House

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7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-6504
301-986-0285
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great pancakes, eggs, hash

This is an outpost of a more or less national breakfast chain, the nearest of which to my hometown of Memphis is in a suburban strip mall outside St. Louis. The latter served as my introduction to the OPH, & the only pancakes I've ever had to rival theirs are my Dad's & the Pancake Pantry's in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Tubman74
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Memphis, Tennessee
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  • Families with children
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Durham
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78 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I love this place! It's worth the long lines on weekends just to come and order a Dutch baby - a huge puffy pancake the size of your plate :-)

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is an outpost of a more or less national breakfast chain, the nearest of which to my hometown of Memphis is in a suburban strip mall outside St. Louis. The latter served as my introduction to the OPH, & the only pancakes I've ever had to rival theirs are my Dad's & the Pancake Pantry's in Nashville. The StL... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We came here on a Saturday morning, there was a line outside the door, but we decided to wait and the line actually moved very quickly! We were seated in no time. Menu has a wide selection of pancakes and other breakfast-y things! Neither my friend nor I were able to finish our (gigantic!) portions - but that's just American... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very noisy restaurant , food was average not wow, not going there again , I rate this breakfast 3 from 5

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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. Yes, the waitress was fine and the portions are huge, but the food was disappointing. We found the fruit on the pancakes (bananas and strawberries) were fresh, but the pancakes weren't - clearly they had been off the griddle for some time. The bacon was leathery instead of tender. Our group... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This restaurant has a small home-like feeling. The food is very good and the portions are huge so if you are a light eater you may want to share a selection. The servers were friendly and kept the coffee cups full. Only experienced the breakfast menu but would definitely recommend the Pancake House for other meals as well.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place has been a favorite since I was in high school. Amazing pancakes and bacon! Love all the flavors and toppings that they offer. Prices have definitely gone up though which is a bit of a turn off...

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It takes a while to get a table, but the Original Pancake House is going to make your day. and you can go there and not have to get something that's a million calories. I had a beautiful glass of sweet, fresh squeezed orange juice that I still think of fondly. The blueberry waffle was terrific, and I asked fort... More 

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We love it here! A great place for breakfast or lunch(open til 3 pm). The apple pancake is my favorite. Also good is the pumpkin pancake, veggie burger, grits, potato pancakes.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It took a couple of times to find a table here and we succeded only in a non week end day. I mean people love this place really! Sorry guys, but I only found it to be ok at best. Our waiter was kind, food portions were huge but honestly low quality stuff, we would have preferred less food but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-6504
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-986-0285

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?