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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was ok. But not too many good options.. The staff was very slow. Kinda out of space and didnt seem to know much. Very strange and bizarre place!

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed April 13, 2022

Quick service despite long lines on weekends. Menu has so many options you'll definitely find something

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed December 27, 2021 via mobile

Just what we needed for breakfast! Very attentive wait staff even around Christmas. Crab and shrimp omelette was one of the best I’ve ever had.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed October 30, 2021 via mobile

Great breakfast menu, food came out hot and fast, blueberry pancakes had really fat blueberries in them, coffee was great and our server Brittney was awesome. We can't wait to stop in again for breakfast the next time we are in OC.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

First time at Happy Jack Restaurant and we will be back. If you are looking for the breakfast place to eat in Ocean City - this is the place. They have great food and wonderful service. Family run for many many years (almost 50 years...- maybe more). Daughter handled our bill while Dad was cooking breakfast. Go there !More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 16, 2021 via mobile

Busy place but fast service. Seasonal specials such as pumpkin pancakes and different syrups including pecan and blueberry Want whipped cream? Just ask. Inside and out side seating but just a few outside seats. Wide variety of pancakes waffles or eggs to choose from.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 12, 2021 via mobile

This food was phenomenal! I had a feta omelette which was light and chock full of spinach, feta and tomatoes. It was not greasy or runny.. delicious. My husband had the crab Benedict it was sweet and delicious with home fries. My son had the...western omelette and a chocolate chip pancake. Delicious and decadent. I also had a side of sweet potato pancakes they were fabulous as were the grits.. you can mess up grits but they were perfect.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 1, 2021

Stopped today at Happy Jacks and was a bit disappointed to be honest. The coffee was so strong, my wife added 2 creamers and 3 sugars and several ice cubes and still couldn't drink it. I added water, and 4 equal packets and could drink...1/2. I ordered eggs, bacon (extra crispy), home fries and pancakes. My wife ordered the same except soft bacon. My food came out the bacon was soft and a bit cold, the waitress came back out with another plate, a little more cooked but still not crispy. She even said she dug around in the large stack of bacon in back to find it, making it seem they don't cook the bacon to order, or in my case heat it up to order. 1/2 way through the meal she finally brought out crispy bacon. In the meantime both of us realized that the food was not fresh hot, it was closer to lukewarm. The eggs has the consistency of eggbeaters (we ordered scrambled), the home fries were preprocessed and quick fried so there was not much flavor. The pancakes were kind of cool within a minute of them coming out. Overall the food was below average, which was disappointing as the reviews were pretty good. One other note, when I pointed out the coffee was too bitter, the waitress said oh really, well at least you got a lot of bacon. (Yeah two orders not cooked they way I ordered them). At the checkout the only thing the cashier said was put you chip in the credit card reader here, no one asked us how anything was, so it appears they just don't care. The only real positive thing I can think of is that the eggs, bacon, home fries and pancakes were priced at $9.99 which is cheaper than other locations, but after seeing what we received, it was not much of a positive. We will not be going back again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 18, 2021 via mobile

When my wife and I come to Ocean City, Happy Jack's is always a stop for breakfast 2 or 3 times per week. The staff is always super pleasant and the food is always outstanding. Will continue to be a staple for our vacation plans...when we visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 17, 2021

This place never disappoints. Pancakes are delicious and the customer service is great! A must visit when we vacation at the beach!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 1, 2021

First time here and so impressed we are going back tomorrow. Fast friendly staff, excellent food. Great and big cups of coffee, plus they offer you a to-go cup if you didn't finish. Reasonable prices, lots of food. Family owned and they all work as...a team.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 9, 2021

Go to Happy Jacks during each visit to ocean city. Best pancakes in town. New this year included outdoor seating which was great for social distancing.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

Awesome pancakes and the server was very nice and friendly. Service was also fast. They were very busy but only waited 20-30 minutes and it was worth it! One of our favorites!!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 30, 2021

We stayed in OC 4 nights. We ate breakfast here morning. Always a wait but never long. They are fast get you out quick so you can enjoy your day. Service was great. Staff friendly. Food delicious. My son loves pancakes he was in his...glory. We bought him a Pancake Jacks tshirt as his souvenir. Wish we had places like this in our neighborhood.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 11, 2021

we went to happy jacks since it was close to the hotel. they are accomadating with us having a stroller and the food was delicious. staff were amazing

Date of visit: July 2021
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August 14, 2020|
Response from Tellitlikeitis33 | Reviewed this property |
June 26, 2016|
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Response from debee54 | Reviewed this property |
I asked the hostess as we entered, and she had a separate sheet that she gave me. Brought a GF pancake syrup as well. It looked like most of their pancakes could be made using the GF flour.
Mona C
January 31, 2015|
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why would you go to seacrets??! overpriced,overrated,terrible food & service! Arrogant staff! Bouncers think they’re god! Treat you with utmost disrespect!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Happy Jack Pancake House

Yes, Happy Jack Pancake House offers takeout services.

Happy Jack Pancake House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5