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Original Pancake House

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1518 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2156
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Zionsville, Indiana
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105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2nd time to this location. This time was GREAT! Got here at 8:15am on a Sunday...and they were already doing a brisk business. Staff is good...they hustle. The bacon---excellent. Hash brown/ home fries excellent. Coffee strong. This was a great breakfast. We will come even a little bit earlier next time. Hidden gem. Far better than LaPeep, etc. Best I've... More 

Thank Dave K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Get here early or you will be waiting awhile. Food is good and service was as well. Neither were fantastic but a good choice for breakfast.

Thank RobbieO70
Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

My wife and I along with our son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter recently stopped in for breakfast around 9 am on a Tuesday morning. While the restaurant was maybe half-full, the wait time following our order seemed excessive. My wife enjoyed her gluten-free blueberry pancakes. My french toast was still a bit soggy in the middle. Our son was very disappointed... More 

Thank CDD56
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Great service/great food! Had that huge pancake...did not disappoint! Wish they offered plates with a meat choice instead of having to order meat items on the side:(

Thank AnnSR527
Indianapolis, Indiana
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549 reviews
501 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Eat here once a year with a decent sized group of family. Always does a good job and very reasonable for the price. Server this visit was exception. Not the best in the city for this type of breakfast, but quite good.

Thank BatGuano30
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286 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

If you love breakfast you'll love the Original Pancake House. Everything on the menu is fantastic!! The food and service are superb!!

Thank 970alexanderp
Indianapolis, Indiana
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210 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I've been going to restaurants in this franchise since I was a child in the 1960s, and I'm a big fan. The food is trustworthy, the wait usually isn't too bad and it's not too expensive. My personal favorite is the apple pancake, which admittedly is not as good as it used to be, but it's still wonderful. The other... More 

Thank MandoDave
Kokomo, Indiana
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

You sure won't go away hungry! Everything is great, especially the pancakes. Fast, friendly service - even with a large party. Everything is also very clean. Will definitely go back.

Thank HappyTraveler3520
Carmel, Indiana
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

There's no doubt about it -- having breakfast or brunch here has been a really good experience, time after time. Really nice variety of offerings on the menu, and every item we've ever tried has been delicious. The service is very good, by some wonderful people -- even a few delightfully subtle characters. Of course, if you're there when it's... More 

Thank passingbyagaindc
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

we both had eggs , sausage and pancakes. The food is good, service is good. The only complaint I have is that they are overpriced compared to other breakfast places I have been. It was close to $9 for that order. Most other places it would be closer to $7 .

Thank tigger4587

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2156
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Washington
  • Neighborhood: Washington
  • Phone Number: 317-872-1400

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