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Original Pancake House

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1025 SW Donovan Ave, Bend, OR 97702-3158
541-317-0380
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  • 29
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  • 5
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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
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I usually never eat at chain restaurants but this one was outstanding. Clean, nice decoration and terrific service. The baked apple pancake was outstanding. The scrambled eggs were fluffy and not the least bit greasy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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Syracuse, New York
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217 reviews 217 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I usually never eat at chain restaurants but this one was outstanding. Clean, nice decoration and terrific service. The baked apple pancake was outstanding. The scrambled eggs were fluffy and not the least bit greasy.

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Bend, Oregon
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210 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is a basic pancake house. The menu is good but standard offerings. Nothing catching about the location or facilities. Don't get me wrong the food was good, we had a great breakfast here. What really stood out was the service. Great waitresses and outstanding service. We really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the attention to good service. Good location... More 

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Chico, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great pancakes. And quite a large selection. I had the Eggs Michael and my wife had the pumpkin pancakes. Both were excellent. Went early on a Saturday morning and there was no crowd.

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Oregon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Any kind of pancakes and waffles with eggs and bacon! Blueberry pancakes are my favorite anywhere.. theirs are the best (except for mine. Kids are happy campers here. Service is good, at times slow, but it's worth the wait.

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Sun Valley, ID
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33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'd had high hopes for this restaurant and kind of like a little kitsch but this was too much and too little at the same time. Too much money for what you get and too little service and flavor. I just can't imagine why this place gets such good reviews! The menu is quite limited and we quickly realized this... More 

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tacoma,wa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Food was good, but the menu was limited and prices a little to high for breakfast fare. There are better breakfast places in town.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Love their food. Great atmosphere. Good prices. Easy to find and get to. Breakfast is all they serve so it's perfect.

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Bend, Oregon
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67 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

THE Original Pancake House in Portland was started by Les Highet and he was. Short that is. But only in stature. Quite the task master. And this guy was a giant in figuring out a breakfast formula that could be duplicated without the typical plummeting of quality. Both the Bend and Redmond locations are owned by the same couple and... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I tried the apple pancake and it was HUGE. Almost never do I leave food on the plate but I could not finish it off. It was quite tasty but also very sweet and that was probably why I had enough.

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Redmond, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The breakfasts are outstanding and large. One order provides plenty to takehome some for the next day. Ingredients always seem fresh. Atmosphere is average...loud and open. Service varies each time you go in; some of the gals work their buns and proved good, friendly service. The next visit may be just the opposite. But, if you don't mind taking schance... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 SW Donovan Ave, Bend, OR 97702-3158
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend
  • Phone Number: 541-317-0380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Family Fare

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