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The Original Pancake House

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7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-6504
301-986-0285
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious, Scrumptious Breakfast and Brunch Destination

While a chain restaurant isn't typically my first choice in dining options, The Original Pancake House in Bethesda easily breaks that rule. The dining area is cozy, if a bit noisy, the staff are generally attentive, and it really is the food here that makes it a great place for breakfast or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Christopher M
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Elkridge, Maryland
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Elkridge, Maryland
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While a chain restaurant isn't typically my first choice in dining options, The Original Pancake House in Bethesda easily breaks that rule. The dining area is cozy, if a bit noisy, the staff are generally attentive, and it really is the food here that makes it a great place for breakfast or brunch--especially on the weekend. Try the avocado and... More 

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Thank Christopher M
Curitiba, PR
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for breakfast, service was great, the place was full but everything went smooth with no hush at all. We all four ate pancakes, the serving is huge so think twice before ordering one serving for each, specially if you're with kids!

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Thank Danielle_Anne
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Had a very nice breakfast at this hidden gem of a place for breakfast. They offer a wide variety of pancakes, crepes and other delicious looking food. We had tasty blueberry pancakes served with a warm blueberry compote. We also ordered a single scrambled egg as a side. Their idea of a single egg looked more like three. They were... More 

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Thank Wil012014
Germantown, Maryland
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I had been here before and enjoyed the delicious "Dutch Baby", but I had noted the slow and inattentive service. I decided to return hoping the prior poor service was just an aberration. I ordered the special breakfast advertised in the lobby and on the card at each table, the hash browns with salmon, horseradish, sour cream and chives. What... More 

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Thank serlbauer
Bethesda, Maryland
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193 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Well, my husband definitely makes lighter pancakes than here. These are a bit heavy and maybe a bit over cooked.

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Thank Sandy C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I would highly recommend for breakfast! I've never had a bad breakfast at this place. The service is always spot on and the quality of the food is good. It perfect for family dinning or just catching up with friends. You may have to wait for a table, but the line move really fast. The fresh squeezed orange juice is... More 

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Thank Rodell W
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Friendly staff, quick service, it's not upscale dining, but a great place for breakfast food any time of day. They also collect winter coats for the less fortunate and try to give back to the community.

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Thank Kirsten W
Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The service was good; food was average in serving size but I didn't find it tasty. Atmosphere is like a diner.

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Thank TaeguBubbles
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Bacon waffle was wonderful. I would have liked a side with it though. Wasn't quite enough food for this hungry gal. Omelettes were huge. Good service, quick delivery of entrées even though restaurant was packed. Will go back.

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Thank Angela E
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We were staying a few blocks away at the Hyatt and came here for breakfast on a Monday, so there were no lines like on the weekend--but I can see why people would wait for this food! It is in between the two roads and not easily visible from the street, so make sure you're looking for the address so... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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