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“Minnesota gets it right.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Original Pancake House

The Original Pancake House
549 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344-5379
952-224-9440
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Ranked #1 of 120 Restaurants in Eden Prairie
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Continental, International
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: A Twin Cities tradition for over 30 years. Everything in the restaurant is made from scratch daily. Great place for family breakfast, business meetings, or a quick brunch!
East Haddam, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Minnesota gets it right.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is your basic Midwest pancake place, mall décor. But, the food is terrific...things that normally would be assembly line, like hash browns, are home cooked. As would be expected, the pancakes are delicious....I like real maple syrup and instead they use some kind of concoction, but it is good. The eggs were done right and the fresh-squeezed orange juice was in a large-ish glass, not skimpy. Cheerful waitstaff rounded out the experience, but as others have said, it is not cheap. Go after 1pm for a small 10 minute wait, and call first...they have 2 lists, one for those who call in, and one for those who just appear...the call-ins have half the wait time.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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minnesota
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Always a good meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We just made our quarterly stop at the Original Pancake House in Eden Prairie. Yogi Berra once said, "It's so popular nobody goes there anymore." This restaurant is so popular that more and more people go. They were out on the side walk when we arrived. The food is excellent on a consistent basis, though I am stuck on the Swedish Pancakes (I think my grandmother from Sweden may have made better ones but I am not sure). The wait staff are always friendly and prompt. Free coffee is available while you wait to be seated and I particularly like the main room with expansive windows and the fireplace. There are no reservations but call ahead about a half hour and you will move up the queue.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Brunch Spot!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

While you can expect to wait on a Sunday, you will agree that it's worth it in the end! I had the Apple Pancakes, and they were phenomenal, another in our group had the potato pancakes and they were great as well. We will definitely stop in here again when in the area!!! The menu has so many choices, so I've got to get back to try more things!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellevue, Wisconsin, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“BEST bacon I have ever had at a restauant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Awesome bacon, great pancake but get there early or you will have to wait......but the wait is SO worth it!!!

Visited May 2013
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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in the suburbs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Love breakfast at OPH. The food is consistently delicious and the service is speedy. There can be a really long wait on weekends, but they do take call-ahead seating. Also, if you're alone or a pair, look for a seat at the counter. The chocolate chip pancakes are amazing, and loaded with homemade whipped cream. Great for families or a brunch date.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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