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Original Pancake House

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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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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  • Families with children
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English first
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great Breakfast, so many wonderful meals to pick from. FRIENDLY Service and Fair prices. The line to be started most times is out the door, But well worth the wait. One of the better places for breakfast

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have eaten here many times, most recently a week ago. This is a place for a big breakfast. Mountains of pancakes, egg omelets or a creative Belgian waffle. It still feels like an old style place with very good food. I am still surprised that they don't have coca-cola products / soda products but that is just who they... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Cafe, 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: Cafe, 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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