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Original Pancake House

8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219-4034
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Ranked #91 of 3,621 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was surprised to see the Original Pancake House on the America's Classics list since I see it in so many cities and always viewed it as "just another chain", but this is the original, family owned location (the others are franchises). We showed up at around 1 pm on a Sunday and there was about a ten minute wait.... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is the "Original" of the now chain franchise called the "Original Pancake House." It is an actual house (or once was). The food is pure quality, through and through. Home made, carefully thought out, tested over the years. That the food is good is testified to by the fact that the bow not quite 100 or so places franchised... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Of course, breakfast is my very favorite meal. And The Original Pancake House never fails to put a smile on my face and a happy feeling in my tummy. So many choice of pancakes. I want to try them all. One friend loves the waffles and another prefers the corned beef hash with eggs and potato pancakes. The apple pancake... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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314 reviews 314 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We've gone to other locations of Original Pancake House, but never to this "first" one. The same menu with wonderful choices... absolutely delicious food. Our favorites are the cherry crepes, forty-niner flapjacks, and their to-die-for bacon. This location, however, is much smaller and cramped. And their parking lot is very tight. It tends to be very crowded.

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Portland, Oregon
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99 reviews 99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Oh my! That says it all. I have been coming to the Original Pancake House for years. I love their fresh fruit crepes. But my friend had the fresh fruit waffle and raved about the flavor. In the winter, I order their pecan waffle with a lemon syrup. WOW. But also their chocolate chip pancakes are the best, if you... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Portland Original Pancake House is THE original of this small chain. They prepare great breakfasts including amazing omlettes, German pancakes, and crepes. When you go, go early as this is a very popular restaurant in Portland. It is a converted house and the dining area is relatively small. Their fresh fruit crepes are fantastic because they use only fresh,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The portions are huge, the prices are the highest breakfast house numbers I've ever seen, to go orders can't be called in advance, they only take cash, there is often an hour wait at peak times and not enough places to sit while waiting, not wheelchair accessible........so why are there people waiting an hour to easily spend $30.00 per in... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you have heart issues, make sure you taken your statin pill before and after and then enjoy a breakfast that overwhelms in terms of taste. For anyone in the know, this place solely focuses on high quality ingredients. Know that there will probably be a wait, so bring something to read or someone into intelligent conversation because there will... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We met up with friends to try this amazing pancake house. Not only were we seated immediately upon arrival (9:00 am on a Saturday), we were served coffee immediately and the water glasses were always full. When you order "bacon and eggs", you get 3 of their amazing pancakes as well. I heard they make their own syrup. I don't... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I can't say anything that anybody else hasn't already said. I've lived in Portland my entire life and have visited the pancake house for almost five decades. It remains the best although not the least expensive place for breakfast anywhere in the USA. I have visited other Pancake House locations especially around Oregon and Nevada but they do not compare... More 

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Additional Information about Original Pancake House

Address: 8601 SW 24th Ave, Portland, OR 97219-4034
Phone Number: 503-246-9007
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 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 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Family Fare

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