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Original Pancake House

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4685 North Portland Road N.E, Salem, OR 97305
503-393-9124
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food, friendly staff

Our 91 year old aunt had us take her here and the food was very good. The service was excellent. Knowing our aunt was elderly they asked if we would like a booth or table and even though they were very busy they did not rush us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Dona M
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Federal Way, Washington
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Salem, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I went there with my husband and daughter and when we got to the restaurant, I went to the restaurant to wash my hands. When I came back to find my family, they were seated at a table with silverware and water just for them. None for me. Coffee was served to them in small cups., Ketchup was brought to... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
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243 reviews 243 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you want a truly great breakfast this is the place for you. There are all types of pancakes including Dutch babies, flapjacks, and crepes. You can have an egg and meat breakfast as well. Beware if you order an omelette. They are huge and fluffy and fill an entire dinner plate. We ordered 49ers which are like large crepe... More 

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Waldport, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We wanted to try some place other than our normal breakfast spots and after reading some of the reviews thought we would give this a try. We were very disappointed in our breakfast. I had the eggs benedict which was ok but the potatoes were the beyond bad. They were not fully cooked and came out burnt . I also... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Outstanding food and family environment. It's not cheap, expect - more than 60 for a family of 5. One last thing, expect to wait more than 30 minutes on weekends. No regrets!

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115 reviews 115 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Friendly service and great breakfast, but you might have to wait. Typical morning waits on Saturday and Sunday, so stick to the week if you can. This place is famous for Apple Pancakes, it is not what you think it is. It is a must per table. One bite and you too will be hooked. The Dutch baby is the... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Our 91 year old aunt had us take her here and the food was very good. The service was excellent. Knowing our aunt was elderly they asked if we would like a booth or table and even though they were very busy they did not rush us.

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132 reviews 132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We stopped by the Original Pancake House at 4656 Commercial St. SE in Salem on our way back from a California road trip. Got there about 8:30 on a Saturday and it was busy, but got much busier. Loved the hostess who always gave options and guidance to people coming in about different locations and tables. The staff was efficient... More 

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Umatilla, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The best breakfast that money can buy! The Eggs Benedict is so good! I have never had poor service in all of the years I have been dining here. Wished it was closer to my home, as I am certain I would be a regular!

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Salem, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Sometimes you just have to have your 'cakes! I was so excited to find a place that served gluten-free pancakes! And they were really, really good. This place is always packed for good reason; food is tasty and portions are large. And LOTS to choose from.

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

my family and I used to eat at the pancake house every weekend, but now it's a very rare thing for us to go there because of the prices raising skyhigh and how crowded it always is. The manager is also very rude so we try to avoid any kind of interaction with him.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4685 North Portland Road N.E, Salem, OR 97305
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 503-393-9124

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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