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Original Pancake House

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9977 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
(513) 745-0555
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 53
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Charming and delicious

This is a gem of a diner with an excellent menu. I had southern style eggs which came with 3 pancakes on the side. They were cooked to perfection. The staff was very gracious and attentive. I recommend this to any travelers to this area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
John K
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a gem of a diner with an excellent menu. I had southern style eggs which came with 3 pancakes on the side. They were cooked to perfection. The staff was very gracious and attentive. I recommend this to any travelers to this area.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I've been going to this restaurant a couple times a month now. Their service is impeccable and the food is always excellent. Yes, there is a wait almost always, but so worth it.

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New Tazewell, Tennessee
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A great selection of specialty on letters and pancakes. Great service and reasonably priced for the whole family. Have gone back many times.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Original Pancake House is always crowded, but for a very good reason -- noone else can make Pancakes and Crepes like they do. On this visit, I had silver dollar pancakes (buttermilk). They give you 10 small pancakes and they are delicious. I could only eat five (doggie bag). Gary got a Strawberry Crepes -- it was wonderful. We... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant for morning and mid-day meals because the food is very good - high quality and prepared freshly. However, it is not for people who are in a big rush or pressed for time. During high traffic times, especially weekends, there is usually a considerable wait. The tables don't turn over as quickly as customers... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

When visiting family in this are, we always come here for a great breakfast. Our favorite menu items are the apple pancake, cherry kijafa crepes and thick sliced bacon.

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Wooster, Ohio
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Made it down to Cincinnati for the weekend again and had to go for breakfast to The Original Pancake House. Last time I was there I was "blown away" by the service and tastiness of the meals. This time was not disappointing in the least. This long standing tradition in the area is worth your time and the drive to... More 

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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have frequented the Original Pancake House in Charlotte, NC many times. I was very excited to find one in Ohio. The wait time was not bad at all. Restaurant was clean and staff was great. I will be going back again soon. The dutch baby and strawberry pancakes are AMAZING!!

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West Chester, Ohio
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My grandson, 9 years old, calls this "The world's best restaurant". That is because he can get fresh fruit and bacon there. Most restaurants don't have fruit, except for a fruit cup, on the menu. We have never had bad service or food that wasn't served at the right temperature. Always fast, and the coffee is great.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I stopped this morning after driving by and seeing it yesterday. I stopped at 11:30 AM and the traffic was brisk while I was there, but not over crowded. the server was very attentive and I had a cup of coffee within a couple of minutes. I ordered the ham and cheese omelet with mushrooms and it came with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9977 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: (513) 745-0555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?