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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Updated 12/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Family owned and operated business that serves homemade breakfast and lunch to tourists and locals for the past 24 years. Daily lunch specials, weekend breakfast specials and gluten free options available.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
CUISINES
Diner, American
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Free off-street parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our second time coming here. It was better than our first time in 2019. The server was courteous, polite, and attentive to our need, and the quick turn around after our order was put in was amazing and the food was yummy! There...is a small parking lot on the side of the building and some parking across from establishment.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Colonial Pancake House, Owner at Colonial Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your kind review

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was ok. Got the pumpkin waffle since it was the special. It really had no pumpkin flavor. Plus was charged extra because we I had eggs and bacon with it. I wasn't informed there be an up charge. Waffle came with my breakfast....The grits were good. The service was great.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Colonial Pancake House, Owner at Colonial Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. We apologize for any misunderstanding regarding the upcharge.

Reviewed October 27, 2022

We walked in, past a crowd waiting outside who eventually were part of a larger group. We got there around 8:30AM and were seated immediately. The Staff seemed good natured and attentive. I ordered 3 Pancakes with blueberries and strawberries. But some of the Strawberries...were already brown. My wife ordered the Greek omelet, which she said was "Tasty" but that all changed when she chomped down on some Shell. Not being picky, but you decide for yourself.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2022 via mobile

We stopped here before ending our Williamsburg vacation yesterday. We had the apple pie pancakes and country fried steak. It was seriously some of the best breakfast we have ever had! We waited about 45 minutes for a table- I promise, it is worth the...wait.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2022

My wife and I just finished a great vacation in Williamsburg. While we were there, the hotel we were staying at had a very expensive restaurant for breakfast, so we found the Colonial Pancake House. The food was good, so we went back a second...time the next day. My wife had a really good greek omlette one day and a meat omlette the next. I had pigs in a blanket one day and the Colonial Breakfast today. It was good food, and it was cheap. The service was quick and friendly. I definately recommend it to anyone.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Colonial Pancake House, Owner at Colonial Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2022

Thank you for a great review.

Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

Chose this due to great reviews. The good are the pancakes and the grits. Eggs were fine but bacon was microwave bacon and not good. Link sausage not sure. Service was great, but come on, expected cooked bacon. Will not return on future visits.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Colonial Pancake House, Owner at Colonial Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2022

Hello! We are glad you enjoyed the pancakes, grits and eggs. Our bacon and sausage links are cooked fresh multiple times per day. We sincerely apologize that the bacon and sausage were not up to our usual standards.

Reviewed September 12, 2022 via mobile

Large portions of very good food. My husband had the western omelet, I did the Greek. Both were delicious. It is a pancake house, so I had a pancake as a side. It was light. My husband remarked the biscuits he had were very good....Add to this, good coffee and we were quite pleased. They were very busy, but the waitress was very accommodating and friendly. You should be pleased if you breakfast here.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Colonial Pancake House, Owner at Colonial Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2022

Thank you🤗

Reviewed September 2, 2022 via mobile

Delicious and ample breakfast for a fair price. We enjoyed the 2-2-2 breakfast: 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon and 2 pancakes. A pot of coffee was brought to the table. Everything was prepared perfectly, staff was very efficient and friendly. So happy we located...this pancake house while visiting Colonial Williamsburg. The location is an easy 3 minute drive from hotels in Colonial Williamsburg and worth it to enjoy a hearty traditional breakfast.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Colonial Pancake House, Owner at Colonial Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2022

Thank you so much🤗

Reviewed August 25, 2022

Went there as the hotel breakfast was horrible that we were at. Got large portions and pleasant waitress

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Our party of 5 arrived on a Friday morning about 915am. We were seated right away but noticed that after we were seated there were people waiting outside. We all enjoyed our food and fresh fruit. No complaints from anyone. We will come again.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

Nice breakfast and quick sitting for brunch on a Sunday. Food was standard breakfast food but service was superior. We appreciate that they surprised grandpa and sang happy birthday to him. Would certainly return. Priced very reasonable.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

We had nine in our party. The people there were great and super friendly. The menu has some items that you don't see every day; fried bologna, grits, corn beef hash.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022

We have had breakfast here before hitting colonial Williamsburg many times. Family owned and operated, they serve up good breakfasts with a smile and a reasonable price point.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022

Everything was yummy. I had the double Biscuit sammies with fluffy eggs and thick sliced ham. My wife had an omelet with bacon. Only neg was the bacon. Just so so. Our server John was great. Attentive and first rate. Gets pretty busy and you...may have a wait.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

Stopped in on a Sunday morning for breakfast. Had to wait a little while but it was worth the wait. The 2-2-2 hit the spot 2 pancakes, 2 pieces of bacon, and 2 eggs. Worth it even if you do have to wait.

Date of visit: July 2022
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I realize now that you are not open in the evenings. Possibly, one day a week you could have the staff where a Slutty Colonial Attire for the women and the men could wear ruffled pirate shirts with powdered wigs and tight... More
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It is about 5 minutes past Christina Campbell's. So a ways, but doable if your a walker.
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Yes, Colonial Pancake House offers takeout services.

Yes, Colonial Pancake House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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