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Astronomical Pancake and Waffle House

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5437 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2062
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family and I stayed at the hotel just next to this pancake house so we decided to give it a try. I was the only one who got an actual pancake breakfast and it was horrible. The pancake was overcooked and was really dense. The bacon was over cooked and the sausage was so greasy it was all you... More 

Thank Jessica M
Kaltenbrunn, Bayern, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The pancakes are huge and the overall vibe is that of a family restaurant- not a chain. We did not see anyone leaving without food on their plate or laden with take-out boxes. And the pancakes and waffles are GOOD. Arrive early. Late diners will have to wait for a table.

Thank Eric S
Atlanta, Georgia
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is probably the least efficient restaurant I've been in. The staff has no idea who is coming or going. i actually watched a family walk in and sit at an empty table and get served..blowing past the 5 or so families who were waiting. The service is slow and the place is very cramped. The bill is around 10... More 

Thank lvhgvguy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for breakfast....friendly staff...good service. We stop here every year on our way to NC....have never been disappointed. They closed one store....still perfect at the other,

Thank BestMimi2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For some reason, Williamsburg has a thing for pancake houses. We picked this place out of the many because of convenience and because the parking lot was full (the popularity indicator.) The meal and the experience exceeded our expectations or hopes -- the food is amazing and the portions are 'astronomically' large. We had a large group, but they took... More 

Thank RobotButter
Bath, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped for Breakfast, we were seated in front of the windows, which face East, and the hot sun blared down on our backs, we asked to have some one close the shade, but were told it was broken, we asked to be moved to a different table and were told there weren't any. So we sat at that table, incredibly... More 

Thank Becky M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again we selected based upon the reviews and everyone got it pretty much right! First, we have athletic children that continously eat...so I work just to feed them - well that's what it feels like. But when we stumbled across this restaurant, it was a first in my family - my boys couldn't finish the food!!! Where was this... More 

Thank tolulenu05
Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was very good , as usual. We come here every couple months. Always a good meal and great service! Huge pancakes (just two but huge).

Thank dsheffie25
Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stopped here for breakfast...glad we were hungry. Our waitress, Wilma, was wonderful, very attentive and welcoming. The pancakes were HUGE, everything was fresh and service was fast. We are recommending this place to friends who will be visiting Williamsburg this year!

Thank Missy O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

YOU NEED TO EAT HERE!!! My bf an I drove to Williamsburg after our church service on Sunday AM. We live in Richmond so we got there in about 40 mins or so. There was a little bit of a wait but that is to be expected around the time we got there on a Sunday and it was WELL... More 

Thank Victoria L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5437 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2062
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: 757-253-6565

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