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All 87 Birmingham Restaurants

Original Pancake House

33703 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-0913
248-642-5775
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Ranked #3 of 87 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Family Fare
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
New York City
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The Original Pancake House is the best breakfast on earth. The Apple Pancake is the best breakfast dish ever, the silver dollar pancakes are a taste sensation despite being just a mundane pancake. They have the best sausages I have ever tasted and the Cherry Kijafa is amazing as well. The other great part is their consistency across restaurants. I... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

I live out of town, this place was highly recommend by a friend, so I went there for breakfast. I was very disappointed. We waited an hour for our food. People that were seated after us were getting their food before us. We had 5 people in our party, 2 people received their food first. They didn't want to be... More

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Birmingham, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is just around the corner although we don't go but for a special treat a couple times a year. The reason is because I would weigh 500 lbs easily if I went more often! This is NOT the place to go for just bacon and eggs - go to the local Coney Island and save your money. This is... More

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Berkley, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My family and I love coming here. It is a special treat. My kids are obsessed with the pumpkin pancakes! The baked omelets are delicious. And the pancakes taste like cake. There is usually a line but it moves pretty fast. It's a little pricy but well worth it! Must go!!

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Royal Oak, Michigan
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

While I am a pancake fan, my favorite dish at the Original Pancake House remains the French toast, served with jam. In any other restaurant, I might go for the maple syrup, but this French toast is absolutely divine with the jam. My second favorite is the Apple Waffle but I have to admit I haven't had it in years... More

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Birmingham, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have eaten here for over 20 years. I cannot even look at an Ihop! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner...it is worth the wait. I often go for dinner because there is not a wait at that time. Everything is good. Pecan pancakes, the Dutch Baby, French toast, and bacon are my favorites. You cannot go wrong. Everything is well made... More

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Birmingham, Mich
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Almost enough said. Terrific place. Consistently good for the 25+ years I've been going there. The line moves quickly, and if you are a single or a deuce, it moves even quicker. Don't be deterred.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I go here at least once a month. Their food is wonderful. My daughter is eagerly awaiting the fall return of pumpkin pancakes. Their bacon pancakes, with bits of bacon cooked in, are addictive. Their pancakes are not too sweet, but just perfect. The bacon is thick cut and cooked properly. The service has been consistently good and fast. There... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
669 reviews 669 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The best pancakes you will ever have. The apple pancake is a must. This restaurant is NOT part of a chain even if the name may seem it is. It is a long standing institution of Birmingham. The lines are usually out the door but goes quickly. Kids and adults love this place. It's authentically old fashioned and wonderfully original!

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was our first trip to this restaurant and it will not be our last. Loved the old wood décor. Service was not bad, not super either. We were warned to get there early, which we did. By the time we left people were lined up waiting. I had crepes which are not often found on breakfast menus. There were... More

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Additional Information about Original Pancake House

Address: 33703 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-0913
Phone Number: 248-642-5775
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner, Family Fare

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