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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Comfort Breakfast

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Dixie325
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Long Beach, California
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  • Families with children
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 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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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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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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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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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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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Had a great breakfast here. Huge portions and very indulgent. Huge range of menu options too. Can really only criticise the fact that service was slow even though they weren't busy. Would still recommend especially if your visiting America as it's a good experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We loved the pancakes here so much we kept coming every morning of our travel in DC. Staff was super nice and friendly! Just beware the portions are big!! We opted for the kids size and it was more than enough ;)

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Short wait, great service, delicious food with large portions. Three of us shared blueberry pancakes, bacon, potatoes, & regular pancakes. We couldn't eat it all :)

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not too bad a wait for a Sunday. The food and service were great. We got an apple pancake, Reese's pancakes and I got the carrot cake pancake- all amazing but especially the carrot cake pancakes . How do they do this magic with? Well worth the wait but too bad they have to print the calories in the menu.... More 

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Additional Information about The Original Pancake House

Address: 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-6504
Phone Number: 301-986-0285
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American

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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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