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“Best Breakfast Spot!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Original Pancake House

Original Pancake House
33703 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-0913
248-642-5775
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Ranked #2 of 88 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Toronto
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201 reviews 201 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Best Breakfast Spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Tip 1: Be prepared for a 15-20 minute wait. Well worth it. Come early.
Tip 2: order the omlettes....fluffy and delicious
Tip 3: order the Dutch apple...OMG to die for. Apple, cinnamon and heaven!

We go every time we are in the area.

Live it up...it's a new year!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Troy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Breakfast Bliss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you love pancakes and sweet, gooey things this is the place for you!

I love breakfast, any time of the day! This family owned chain has locations in Southfield, ( the original one), Grosse Pointe Woods and many others. Thank heaven...they even have one in Boynton Beach, Florida. They have an assortment of fantastic pancakes, waffles, crepes and the usual breakfast fare. Daily specials are always available with a $ off deal. The service I have receivedat any location has been always attentive, and they don't miss a beat. Coffee and tea refills run periodically around the house.

Tips... No reservations. You will stand in a looooooong line. Get there earlier if you plan on eating at a specific time. All parties must be present, otherwise you don't get seated. Seating does move smoothly however. people don't mind, because it's worth the wait.

The apple cinnamon baked pancake is delicious! The blueberry pancakes a favorite. For the health conscious... Go buckwheat pancakes. Great place for family outing. Enjoy!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The pancakes were outstanding. This is a restaurant that deserves its reputation for serving excellent breakfast food efficiently. It may not be fine dining or romantic but it is one of the best spots around for breakfast food. The only average dish was the potato pancakes. They also do not have real maple syrup. This is why I did not give them the highest possible rating.

Visited October 2013
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Michigan
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8 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good Tasting Breakfast Food--If You're Willing To Wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Excellent variety and quality of breakfast selections, albeit not cheap. Wait length is sometimes long.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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286 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 133 cities Reviews in 133 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“This place is popular!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I had to eat here after hearing so much about it. The staff was nice and food good.

Top ten breakfasts: no

Inspired: cashier was awesome!

Pro: food was good, cool atmosphere, very popular

Con: nothing really

Return: maybe

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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