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“Best Omelet In Town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Original Pancake House

Original Pancake House
6840 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-2427 (Downtown Scottsdale)
480-946-4902
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Ranked #310 of 1,013 restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Scottsdale
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Best Omelet In Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Don't let this old building fool you. The food here is very good. Parking is a problem, as the parking lot is shared by the adjoining Motel 6. Be prepared to wait on the weekend. Also, you need to be aware that they do not accept credit cards. There is an ATM in the restaurant. In my opinion, Original Pancake House has the best omelet in town. I have no idea how they are always so l moist and fluffy. My wife is obsessed with the French Crepes. She consistently orders the crepes each and every visit. The servers are always friendly and very quick to refill coffee cups. The hostesses aren't always as friendly. Please be aware that they request no cell phone use, and they will vigorously enforce. So, shut off your phone and enjoy a great meal.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Down Home Cookin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

I loved this place- the salami and eggs are killer! So fluffy and creamy. The apple pancakes (their signature dish) was pretty good too, but a little rich and large for one person. Yes the decor is a little 1980's but what's a good breakfast joint without bad decor?? Who cares what it looks like, the food and service are great! We stayed at the hotel 6 next door so it was very convenient. We didn't have problems getting seated, even on Saturday.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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125 restaurant reviews
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“Yummy, yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The 49ers are by far the best pancakes that I've ever had. Gooey in the center. Thin. Absolutely delicious. My husband had traditional bacon and eggs, and he loved it also. Cash only. You may wait on the weekends as it's not a huge place. Worth the wait.

Visited January 2013
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Gunnison, Colorado
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“Will NEVER RETURN!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

i have eaten at the Original Pancake House in Minnesota numerous times & NEVER had a bad meal. In fact, the breakfast were OUTSTANDING!!!! Thought since the name is the same, this Scottsdale Original Pancake House would be similar. The ONLY similarity is the name! The place does not have a "clean" feel is in needs of remodeling! While we were seated, they were moping the floor with a very smelly disinfectant cleanser. Not pleasant to eat near that horrible smell! The breakfast was marginal at best - order a side of bacon & it looked like it had been sitting around for days! My waffle with fruit was NOTHING like the one I had in Minnesota - I will NEVER return to this restaurant again - NO QUALITY but HIGH PRICES. Eat at Butterfields while in Scottsdale!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Wichita, Kansas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Must visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Do this on a day when you have some time, but it is well worth the wait. Try the apple, but order the junior, it is huge!

Visited January 2013
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