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4685 North Portland Road N.E, Salem, OR 97305
503-393-9124
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding food and service

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Woodridge, Illinois
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118 reviews 118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We met a customer here for breakfast at his suggestion. Wow, what an incredible selection of pancake choices all made fresh to order! Great access from I-5 and judging from the crowd a popular place. Food and service were excellent. Don't miss it for breakfast.

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

As many of the other reviewers have noted, this place is a little pricey. However, the cost is worth it for the delicious pancakes! I had the blueberry pancakes, which are scrumptious! Try their orange juice, as it is fresh-squeezed and wonderful! The servers are friendly and efficient!

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Northern California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Loved this place. Quick service, fantastic pancakes friendly staff. Be aware that though they are open through the lunch hour they only serve breakfast fare.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?