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The Original Pancake House

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7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-6504
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Spring, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boys had the M&M pancakes. You can't go wrong with those if you want sugar. Large portions on kids menu. My other son had the original buttermilk pancakes. Large portions, about 6 pancakes. I had the ciabatta avocado poached egg sandwich. Very tasty but a little too much avocado. Would definatly go back. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank Jennifer Z
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was OK but I felt small portions for the price. Server was nice. They don't offer meat other than bacon, sausage and 8 oz steak or not unless its a daily special

Thank Connie C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a wide variety of choices and great tasting food from the bacon to the French toast as well as some of the most creative and delicious pancakes I've ever had

Thank Nathan P
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173 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited with 7 people. The dining room was nearly empty, but it took nearly an hour to get our food. When it arrived, it tasted ok.

Thank Michelle2560
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Get's high points for serving real MAPLE Syrup as an alternative to the high fructose corn syrup sutff. The eggs, bacon, sausage, french toast, eggs benedict and coffee were very good. Price reasonable. The location is great and interior is clean and friendly. Female wait staff very friendly and attentive.

Thank Marilynska
Seattle, Washington
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219 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Everything is huge and decently priced. The omelette is about the size of a full skillet (at around 1000calories according to the menu) and still comes with buttermilk pancakes. But the pancakes tasted like cardboard and the omelette was bland. The buckwheat pancakes were on the lower side of the calorie scale, but were delicious. Service is good and attentive... More 

Thank loveDCA
Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

EXCELLENT CHOICE! I'm in Bethesda visiting my daughter, she brings me to the Pancake house it was very crowded but the way was not long. It located in a great area. We waited outside walked the neighborhood took great photos and had a delicious breakfast. You can't go wrong with anything you order and the food come in such huge... More 

Thank Danjai2
Woodstock, Georgia
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75 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

6 of us for breakfast, the pancakes were great, the 2+2+2 was a popular selection, the eggs Benedict and Crepes were good too. Service was good and the food was prepared timely.

Thank a1ajane
Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The homemade sausage was delicious and that's where anything positive ends. We ordered the Dutch baby because we had never had one and it was decent. The pancakes are horrible. Their "original" recipe must have been created before good ingredients existed. They were dry and rubbery with absolutely NO flavor. My son didn't even like his chocolate chip pancakes. The... More 

1 Thank Tracy M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The staff and seating was quick and friendly and short time to wait for food and everything was cooked just right and the order was perfect

Thank brent S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-6504
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-986-0285

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