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The Original Pancake House

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7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-3578
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a late breakfast on a weekday. The service was very fast and friendly. The menu is very, very large, contains no trans-fats and gives the calories for each item. One of us regularly orders a classic American breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, and hash browns (see the attached photo of The Original Pancake House’s... More 

Thank IllyCoffeeDrinkers
Needham, MA
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every one had pancakes and eggs and bacon. I do not usually order pancakes, but they were a nice size (not too big) and were served warm. I asked for my bacon to be crisp and it was very crisp and delicious. Everyone's bacon was served crisp and everyone loved the slices. The waiter was good and kept checking on... More 

Thank Lovesdesserts23
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit this place on Sunday. It was awesome, surprising to see fast service and great customer service. My only downer was the bacon was a little toasty. Otherwise superb. Don't forget the freshly squeeze OJ.

Thank Mary R
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called from the light right down the street to see about wait time. We were told less than 5 minutes. We pulled into the parking lot less than a minute later to find a full waiting room and a 15 minute wait. I don't mind waiting 15 minutes, just have the integrity to be honest about it. As a... More 

Thank Rob A
Orchard Park, New York
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118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, extensive menu. Friendly staff. Highly recommend the omlettes which are oven baked. The crepes with cherries are excellent too. Good cup of coffee. Great place to visit with friends for breakfast. Get there early on the weekends or the wait in line is long. Not a lot of tables. They have a parking garage which is complimentary (they... More 

Thank 2ChildrenOfTheWorld
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is much fancier than IHOP, but pricier as well. If you want the same or better quality pancakes with a larger quantity to chose from, go to IHOP.

Thank Matt B
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere and staff make this a perfect breakfast place. I so appreciate the small old fashioned chilled stainless steel cream pitcher with my coffee. I can taste the difference in cream compared to the plastic little cups. I had the potato pancakes with applesauce and they tasted homemade.

Thank ATM666
Greensboro, North Carolina
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87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are a lot of yummy choices on the menu. I had the apple waffle (I felt it was soggy) & Canadian bacon (yum). My husband had banana pancakes with sausage & liked both. The service wasn't stellar...we had to ask for syrup for the pancakes & my husband was given sausage patties instead of links. The food was good... More 

Thank Laurie325
Spring, Texas, United States
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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.

1 Thank Jennifer Z
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 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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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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 20814-3578
  • 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?