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Original Pancake House

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5479 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221-6701
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6:45 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:45 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and always busy

I'd say every time I think of this place I think of how busy it is. The food here is really good and people are crazy about it. The prices aren't cheap, however it's quality and you get what you pay for.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Sean B
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  • Families with children
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I am bored with other Breakfast place I like to come here, a tad on the pricier side but the food is great. Omelets as big as a plate with cheese(extra) oozing out of it. All kinds of crepes and pancakes the size of well cakes. Best part if you like Breakfast food after 4 they got discounts and... More 

Thank Sergey N
Buffalo, New York, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We dine regularly for breakfast and love the omelets,crepes and especially pancakes. Service is always polite and prompt. The coffee cups are refilled without needing to ask. Frequent host Tim is wonderful at managing the crowds that are often waiting to be seated.

Thank June J
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352 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I'd say every time I think of this place I think of how busy it is. The food here is really good and people are crazy about it. The prices aren't cheap, however it's quality and you get what you pay for.

Thank Sean B
Manchester, Vermont
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

First time visiter and wish we lived close by. The breakfast was delicious, huge portions, and reasonably priced. One member got the big apple dish, it was amazing. Potato pancakes needed a little umph, but still good as a side dish. Tip of the day: hare an omelet. They are huge!

Thank Sue F
Barto, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The food is always outstanding and the portions are good size. So come hungry! Serving staff is always super friendly.

Thank Barbara O
Sebastian, Florida
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610 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

On our recent trip to Williamsville, there was do doubt that we would go to the Pancake House again. We did, and it was great. The service is fast and the food comes to the table hot. They have a great menu with a lot of varied items. You won't go wrong with whatever you pick but the omelets are... More 

Thank barbara270
Oshawa, Canada
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Went there for breakfast the last morning of our stay in Williamsville. The line up was long but we were told by patrons behind that it was well worth the wait and they were right!! Food comes out quickly, hot, hearty and delicious. Had a difficult time selecting so went with the apple fritter pancake and my husband ordered a... More 

Thank 444SusyQ
Buffalo, New York
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Very popular spot for breakfast in Buffalo. Large menu, but really, it's breakfast. Can't say anything bad about the food, but it is over priced. I only go when others insist, but not a choice I would make.

Williamsville, New York
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Delicious and always way too much food but you have your next meal in a box. I would suggest if you don't want to eat what you ordered for the next 2 possibly 3 meals, you share. They are large portions but oh so delicious!

Thank ItalianFoodLover333
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The food is like any other breakfast place, but the prices are outrageous. I can't see how they justify the price for orange juice (especially) or the food when it is nothing you can't find at a local Perkins restaurant. Find a mom and pop place in the area or hit one of the Greek places and you'll have an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5479 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221-6701
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Williamsville
  • Phone Number: 716-634-5515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm

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