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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    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
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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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Detroit
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 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
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142 reviews 142 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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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, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?