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Original Pancake House

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5479 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221-6701
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:45 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:45 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Always a long line since there aren't many breakfast places in the area but exorbitantly over priced. The pancakes tend to dry and the bacon not crispy enough. The waitresses are often crabby. Kids do love this place and the silver dollars are worth it

Thank My3andme
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269 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had breakfast here. My omelet was huge--I couldn't finish it. The pancakes were great. Our waitress could have been more friendly--maybe she was just tired. Bust place for breakfast.

Thank Hardrocker8888
Buffalo, NY
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sure, breakfast for two at $30 is too much in these parts, but it's hard to quarrel with the quality - or the quantity - here. From the real maple syrup, to the fresh berries, to the mountainous fruit bowl, breakfast always tastes as if it was prepared with love and from scratch. The gigantic omelets are always done to... More 

Thank criden
Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Starters-- I would purchase the Pancake House Coffee if were available in K cups! Second --- well worth the 20 minute wait for the Best Spinach and Cheddar cheese Omelette available at any restaurant that dare offers! I have ordered omelettes all over the United States; The Ritz-Carlton in Philly, First Watch in Fl to my Grandmom's in Portland, OR---... More 

Thank Stephanie E
Fort Myers, Florida
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226 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

As the name implies, their main focus is breakfast foods which are served all day long. Omelets of all sorts, pancakes and waffles. There are also a few sandwiches like club, blt, hamburger. They also have a selection of crepes. I had the chicken crepe and it was unremarkable. There was nothing in the crepe except a little sauce. The... More 

Thank Maryteresa P
Buffalo, New York
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We walk in, it's not busy, so we decide to wait for a booth. 20 mins later a couple leave, so we get seated at that booth. 10 mins later, the waitress takes the orders of the booths to the front and back of us, mind you they've been there since we walked in. Slow service or bad waitresses? On... More 

Thank Max10000rpm
Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Don't get me wrong, the food itself was ok... but when you consider the prices and the dilapidated state of the actual restaurant I would think everyone would realize that they are pricing themselves out of business. I got the regular 2 eggs and ham with 2 pancakes which at most breakfast places would include potatoes, but no not here...... More 

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Elma, New York
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I used to love this place, but lately I have only gotten disappointing meals and service. Atmosphere is bland. It is also very expensive, like, you get two or three sips of apple juice for 4 dollars type expensive. I went for dinner on my birthday and got terrible pancakes. The name of the restaurant has Pancake in it. It... More 

Thank Lisa S
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Had brunch around 10 on a Sunday morning. Place was packed and there was a line-up, but that was to be expected. Don't forget to write your name on the white board when you get in or you won't be seated. Decor is dated, but it's brunch so *shrug*. Service is friendly, if a bit slow (to be fair, the... More 

Thank Ysabelle P
Buffalo, New York
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169 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We took guests from out of town and the place is just is rude. We gave them another try and had a small business meeting there (3 people) and again we were treated horrid. Never again.

Thank M P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
6:45 am - 8:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5479 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221-6701
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Williamsville
  • Phone Number: 716-634-5515

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