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Original Pancake House

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American, Cafe, Diner
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33703 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-0913
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Las Cruces, NM
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As is common for the chain, the specialty pancakes and desserts are worth waiting for. Unfortunately, even though we were early for lunch (11:45 AM local), we had a long wait to be seated.

Thank gmgold
Jupiter, Florida, United States
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260 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They make excellent pancakes, no doubt. It is fresh, full, and has good fillings and toppings. I like their omelets but they put cream in it, which defeats the purpose of the egg white option. Overall, a nice chain that I will revisit. It always seems crowded so don't go there for a "quick" meal.

Thank Nupester
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was strongly recommended by a friend who lives nearby. It certainly was worthwhile. Our group ordered 2 kinds of pancakes and a German. The coffee was excellent. The orange juice was fresh squeezed, which means that it was not ice cold. This is definitely worth a stop for a leisurely breakfast or brunch.

Exeter, Canada
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not impressed. Most always have to wait in line. Rushed through. Food on high end and not as good as other restaurants I've been to. Waiting for food is lengthy. Usually packed in like sardines. Food is good when it arrives.

Thank Buddy1945
Plymouth, Michigan
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229 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had crepes for lunch there recently. We were expecting a long line but there was only one party ahead of us. The crepes were outstanding but the whipped cream was not anywhere as good as in the Southfield location where they whip real heavy cream. A minor point to some but not to me. This location... More 

Thank Gorton54
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are living in Bloomfield since June 2015 and we discovered last week that in Birmingham there is a restaurant that it seems having the best pancakes (original recipe). That's not correct! Today we went to the restaurant at 10 AM and there was a long queue, I was a bit surprised , but then I understood , it's because... More 

Thank Marigios
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Good food, usually at least a little wait since it's very popular for breakfast. I'm usually an omelet person but when you go here, a Dutch baby is a must. Nice family place.

Thank Kelley L
Ocala, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

omelets, pancakes and more. consistently good food, great service. Last time I attempted to rate this restaurant Trip advisor ap only registered as as "1" instead of the "4" that I intended. Good restaurant. they get really busy the later you arrive.

Thank Martin S
Waterloo, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Warm place and good service. I usually can not eat anything, but the food was really good, We had different kinds of omelet and pancake and fresh orange juice.

Thank Hanan K
Royal Oak, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

the worst offensive experience I have had in my 57 years the hostess assume that my family and I were trying to dine and dash even as we were paying the bill I feel that we were racially profile this should have been a beautiful Mother's Day brunch for my daughter and I .How would you feel if someone imply... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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: 33703 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-0913
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 248-642-5775

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