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The Original Pancake House

2301 N. Central Expwy., Ste. 156, Plano, TX 75075
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Ranked #76 of 712 Restaurants in Plano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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76% Recommend
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Garland, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is another visit to our favorite 'breakfast' restaurant. My wife had her 'buckwheat' pancakes, and as usual loved them. Her cornedbeef hash was just 'ok. My strawberry crepes with a side of thick cut bacon and extra berry sauce were 'to die for'. All the waitstaff were helpful and friendly. A side hint is to order 'fresh squeezed juice'... More

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Maumelle, Arkansas
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food was very good, but not as good as past visits. The waiter was good. The price was pretty steep. Somehow some of the past magic was gone. I will still be going back.

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I got chocolate chip pancakes, they were not fluffy at all. My husband got cherry crepes that we're too sweet. The coffee was ok but slow on refills.

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Dallas, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

A lot of hype not delivered upon. Servers are friendly, the place is generally clean. Prices a bit on high side for what you get. Pancakes are ok, but super small and thin. The bacon is great, although for what youngest for a side order of bacon you could almost buy a full Brekkie elsewhere. Family friendly, but no out... More

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Brad_Bragg, Manager at The Original Pancake House, responded to this review

“Thank you for the feedback Tony and Suz. Our ‘pancakes that melt in your mouth’ are prepared and aged with a sour starter … a technique used (to minimize use of salts and sodas) amongst the most expert of traditional bakers. The 4”sizes are best for proper and thorough cooking also allowing ‘ease of turn’ – avoiding spills and splashes.... More

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This place has been here for years, and it still delights. The pancakes, omelets, french toast, and other breakfast items are delicious and well-prepared. Try the flapjacks - yum! Service is good, and the prices are reasonable. Crowds abound on weekends. Be aware that they do not accept AMEX cards, which is a bit of an inconvenience.

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Dallas, Texas
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1,643 reviews 1,643 reviews
1,212 restaurant reviews
684 helpful votes 684 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Our revisit was after an almost two years of passing by the place. While many will find a wait time, if you go just at the right time especially during week days there is no wait. The service was very good and the pancakes are among the best in Dallas. There is a variety of toppings you can order as... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This restaurant has the BEST pancakes (& this is coming from someone that would rather have waffles-lol!) but all of the food was good and the staff made it better! We went in the afternoon, closer to 2 and they close at 2:30...I was expecting the service not to be that great because of that but they went above and... More

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Greenville, TX
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119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We went to lunch here and one of our party had some cater questions for them as well. The food is excellent. Scrambled eggs were cook properly and were delicious, the bacon is fantastic! Coffee was great, service was great and they worked with my friend to work out a good catering plan and price. My only thing keeping it... More

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Richardson, Texas
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166 reviews 166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

There was a 25 minute wait on a Saturday morning. It must be great! Wrong! The seating was a little crowded and there were four empty tables close to us, so why the wait? The service was excellent! The food was all small portions, though we didn't order the small portion breakfast. The scrambled eggs looked more like one than... More

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Dallas, TX
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A bunch of us get together for breakfast once a month. The food is good and they manage to have all 12 meals ready (and still piping hot!) at the same time. Even when you order the apple pancake that takes longer.

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