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Original Pancake House

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Coffee Shop, Family Fare, Diner
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33703 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-0913
248-642-5775
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 55
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Saturday Ritual!

We love this place. You usually have to wait in line, but it is worth the wait. The Big German and the Dutch Apple are really tasty. In the fall they have the best Pumpkin Pancakes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Diane K
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Bloomfield Hills
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the best breakfast spot that I've found. They have the most amazing hash & eggs, bacon, pancakes, or pretty much anything on the menu. The service is always surprisingly great considering how busy they are. Be prepared to wait on the weekends or peak breakfast hours, but it's worth it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Because of the fantastic reviews my husband chose this on our weekend getaway. We are big-time foodies and love trying new places so we even waited in a huge line that came out of the building ...in the freezing cold rain! It took FOREVER to even get coffee! Then as we're ordering in tiny print at the bottom of the... More 

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Goodrich, Michigan
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband and I love the blueberry pancakes with blueberry compote. Their bacon is the best I have ever tasted! We have always ordered the egg, bacon and pancake breakfast, but have promised ourselves we have to try something different next time.

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Generous servings, always served hot and always busy. They only serve breakfast but open in evenings. you'll love i

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Bloomfield Hills
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love this place. You usually have to wait in line, but it is worth the wait. The Big German and the Dutch Apple are really tasty. In the fall they have the best Pumpkin Pancakes.

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Birmingham, MI
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

All of the options are great, including the pancakes (bacon pancakes!), but the surprising star is the french toast. Yummy golden buttery-goodness.

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Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

I could go to 100 other breakfast places and get the same service better food and not fight for a parking spot or wait in a ridiculous line that extends outside. Inside I am constantly being bumped from the traffic of workers. Over priced food. $3.15 for juice. No refill. Not even for kids.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have been dining here for years and years and while sometimes the wait can be excruciating, it is always worth it. I get the BIG German or the BIG Apple and am stuffed to the gills with deliciousness every time! I love the fact that the restaurant is open for dinner so when that need for breakfast at dinner... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Now the wait is ridiculous but the food is amazing! I don't like how crowded and cramped it is and if you want soda they don't carry it but the food is hands down one of the best omelettes I ever had. Don't let the line keep you away try it!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The original pancake house has he best breakfast hands down in the area. Always good service, always great food. But because it is so good be prepared to wait in line.

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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
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: Coffee Shop, Family Fare, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33703 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-0913
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 248-642-5775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare, Diner

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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?