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The Original Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
+1 803-782-6742
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Hampton, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Pancakes and syrup were quite better than most typical breakfast places. We are not from this area so we wanted something special. My niece had the hash browns and eggs. She was not asked on what type of eggs so she was served scrabbled which she did not like. We both loved the hash browns which were cut up potatoes... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Went for brunch on a Sunday at noon. Had a 45 minute wait but wasn't too bad or u expected for prime time. Great choice of pancakes and egg dishes. Service was very friendly and attentive once seated. They did high volume but seemed to maintain quality and service throughout the peak. Good was served hot and fresh. Everyone enjoyed... More 

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Thank RidgewoodTravelers
Gilbert, South Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015

We eat here about twice a month for supper or breakfast...great omelets, eggs benedict, French toast; friendly service -

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Thank Tripp G
Columbia, South Carolina
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251 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you wake up kind of lazy but crave a good breakfast then this is the place. To get you started they offer fresh squeezed orange juice either large or small. Indulging in the large is fine and delicious. Next some serious thinking takes place as you choose from a wide variety of pancake options. Their coffee is fresh, warm... More 

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Thank Louis D
Freehold, New Jersey
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We had a very traditional breakfast. Eggs, bacon & pancakes. It was fantastic. Tempted to try many of he specialty pancakes, but resisted the urge. Really great service. Gets crowded, so plan to wait a little.

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Thank Tom L
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Portions we're big. My husband and I shared an omelet that was very tasty and service was fast and friendly. Great job!

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Thank Cynthia S
Rincon, Georgia
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

I love this place. They make omelettes that are finished in the oven. They fluff up and are bigger than your head. The pancake and crepe choices are outstanding too.

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Thank Steve B
Aiken, South Carolina
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240 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

Ended our day in Columbia with a stop at The Original Pancake House. When I ordered the apple pancake, the super server was quick to ask if I had ever had that before. She let me know it was going to be huge and would take 20 minutes to cook. Sounded good, but the finished product was SCRUMPTIOUS! Hot, melted... More 

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Thank Connie S
Darlington, South Carolina
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290 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015

The "OPH" is a famous breakfast spot that tends to be packed over the weekend. Still, turnover is fast and waits are short. The menu is extensive and prices similar to places like the Cracker Barrel. I had a fluffy omelet (with pancakes) and was amazed at how fluffy it really was. All our selections were tasty and served more... More 

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Thank cisco289
Columbia, SC
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

Mmmmm good! The whole menu is mouth watering, thereby causing me great pain because one can't order everything. While I can't say what has been the best menu item I've eaten at The Original Pancake House, lets just say that you will be pleased with whatever you choose.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-782-6742

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