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Original Pancake House

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Coffee Shop, Diner, Family Fare
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Can you say yummiest breakfast ever !

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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91 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Birmingham, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Go before 8 am or after 1:30 pm, otherwise there is usually a 20 minute wait. For families over 4 people the wait time is even longer. Aldo do not expect a " cheap " meal this breakfast is more pricey than average places.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This chain is one of my favorites and we have driven out of our way on trips just to stop in for breakfast any time of day. My favorite is the Dutch Baby filled with bananas and strawberries. The products used are high quality and the flavors are a delight.

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michigan
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150 reviews 150 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I grew up eating at the sister location in GPW. This one is just as good if you like pancakes, breakfast food and variety. Only complaint is that it is always JAMMED and usually you have to wait.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visiting family for the holidays and usually visit the Southfield location for breakfast or lunch. Dinner at the Pancake House was a great new experience. Enjoyed the Eggs Michael: poached eggs over sausage patties on an english muffin, covered in mushroom sherry sauce. Also had the potato pancakes. Yum. Be aware that everrything is made with real butter. My sister,... More 

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Dyer, Indiana
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place has my favorite breakfast item, The Baked Apple Pancake. Good Service, quality food, warm environment, and clean. We make a point of visiting when we are in the Detroit Metro area. This is a limited chain restaurant but with a local feel. Highly Recommended.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This place is the best ... it is much more than pancakes. The service is great and the line to get in move so don't get discourage.The eggs are very good . Try the veggie omelette is great and with buckwheat pancakes a real treat. Great for a light dinner. Always clean......

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Birmingham, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Don't know where they got their recipe, but is outstanding. the taste, flufiness and variety of pancakes is superb. every thing you taste here is good. you will not be disapointed, except that you will be way too full...

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Birmingham, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everyone is pleasant, the food is fresh and served hot. They just need to have real maple syrup to make it the ultimate Pancake House

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New York City
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner, Family Fare

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?