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The Original Pancake House

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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2306 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95125-2168
+1 408-979-0251
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San Jose, California
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned to meet 3 family members for breakfast though I had my misgivings. I only had hot water as I had already eaten. They had good-looking plates and were happy, except my picky sister said she'd asked for no onions and got onions in her potatoes. I did eat some of my sister's toast and was pleased it wasn't burnt,... More 

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San Jose, California
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407 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

I've lived in the area for 30 years and never visited this place. At a friend's suggestion, I made my first visit for breakfast with her and was favorably surprised. The place looks right out of the 60's - but everything looked clean and new - very well maintained. It was a weekday morning so not very crowded but the... More 

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San Jose, California
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 13, 2016

My aunt was very hungry after mass. Short wait immediately aroused my suspicions. We sat in a booth near a corner. Had to ask for water after waiting some time. Then it took quite a while to get coffee. Couple in corner was asked to move for a large group. They sat across from us. Then they were asked to... More 

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Yucca Valley
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2016

A wide variety of pancakes, typical egg dishes and omelets. Some appear to be baked like the dutch baby, that is served plain or with baked apples. The corned beef hash was very good. Potato pancakes are served with sour cream and apple sauce.

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Ukiah, California
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2015

Really good breakfast. Love their omelets. Lunch is good as well.Enjoy the mushroom an=d spinach omelets and their pancakes.

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Thank Al J
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Visited frequently - fantastic omelette -fluffy and filled with fresh ingredients. Apple boy great but Dutch Baby is the greatest. Do not pass up. Dutch Baby with syrup, fresh lemon and powdered sugar unforgettable. Unforgivable if you pass it up. Service is excellent. Busy on weekends but the slight wait worth it. Twenty minute wait for the Dutch Baby worth... More 

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Thank Philpiro
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Stopped in this morning with my adult grandson for breakfast. He ordered a bacon waffle. Tasted like a low quality mix product, but did have a gob of something in the middle resembling bacon. No side with the smallish waffle...just the waffle. His side of hash browns were finely diced potatoes with little or not seasoning, half raw and cold.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
American, Diner
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Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2306 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95125-2168
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-979-0251

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?