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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
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
First time visit

Visited the OPH for the first time and it was excellent! The food was served quickly and perfectly cooked. The banana pancakes were so yummy, looking forward to trying some of the other varieties! I will definitely visit again and check out the other locations as well!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Mygr8lyf
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Hagerstown, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited the OPH for the first time and it was excellent! The food was served quickly and perfectly cooked. The banana pancakes were so yummy, looking forward to trying some of the other varieties! I will definitely visit again and check out the other locations as well!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Has a local feel....not like a chain. Large old fashioned menu with lots of pancake and waffle combos. A couple of the pancake orders were so so but the majority of entrees were good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have been a fan of the "Original Pancake House" since the fifties. I was pleased that this member of the franchise provided a dining experience comparable to the best of my OPH meals. Parking can be a problem however if you use the lot below the plaza you can have a two hour validation. Make certain you use the... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Original Pancake House has a really big menu with limitless options for breakfast, lunch & dinner. I was there with a large group and they took care of us very well. It takes their omelets a while to make because they bake them in the oven but when they come out they are HUGE and filled with whatever toppings... More 

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Martinez, GA
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15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We always eat here when we are in town. The Nutella and Banana Crepes are really good. Although we had an issue with our order this time, they were quick to fix it and made sure we were happy. There was a little less Nutella than I would have liked and that was previously served which is why I only... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Everything you could possibly want and more. My son had carrot cake pancakes and they looked delicious. What i appreciated was that they were VERY clear about the use of their peanut oil. For those of us with allergies it is a consideration that is much appreciated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Met two friends on a Thursday morning for breakfast. They stayed at the hyatt hotel which is an easy walk. Our breakfasts were good but nothing to make this place different from any other. To be clear, this is a pancake house and all of us had eggs. So this review does not reflect on their specialty. What was surprising... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great food but crowded with no place to wait, on cold day had to stand in courtyard. Fairly clean, wait-staff seemed very friendly.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Me and my husband have finally visited this restaurant and loved it! The food is really good and the service was pretty good too. We both got breakfast there so that's all we can comment on, but we both think it's way better than IHOP. It may have been a little more expensive then IHOP but I think it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Came here after spotting it on Wisconsin Ave. and since I love pancakes, I had to come in and try it. The list of pancakes, waffles and French toast are endless. There's also a large variety of eggs and omelets. Beware when you select your food though. Every single dish has the calorie listed next to it, so if you... 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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?