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Original Pancake House

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516 River Pl, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-4033
+1 608-222-1137
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
6:30 am - 1:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
516 River Pl, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-4033
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to eat for breakfast or lunch their waffles with fresh strawberries and REAL whipped cream! I don't think there is anything that isn't good. They keep my coffee full! Not cheap but really good!

Thank Lindakitchen8
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We really loved this breakfast place. Potato pancakes a must. Loved the duty ones as well . Fruit syrup the best we ever tasted. Service excellent.

Thank IMIUBU2
Reviewed March 13, 2017

What a wonderful place -everything is homemade - tasty - and very ample portions ! A great place to go with a small group or big !

Thank esther w
Reviewed March 11, 2017

The orange juice was so fresh and full of pulp, the bacon was thick but crisp and the coconut pancakes were a nice filling treat. The "tropical" syrup was very citrusy. So much on their menu to choose from.

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Handy from our hotel, our kids meet us here whenever we come for a visit. You probably have to wait a bit for a table but it is worth it. If you are a breakfast fan, this place is for you!

Thank OliverandLisa
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It's an okay breakfast. We left a little on the disappointed side. Just wasn't our thing. Food was hot and prompt. Location was hard to find and off the beaten path. They didn't take debit or credit cards. We split a meal and was glad...More

Thank McDaniels062213
Reviewed April 4, 2016

My family and I (12 of us) decided to try some place different recently and this place was suggested. Let me first say that the place is not easy to find. It's tucked in the back of a strip mall complex and the sign isn't...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed February 25, 2016

The waitress was rude to us and the other colored couple sitting across us. Very condescending! Made us feel we were unwelcome.

Thank Raj J
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Our family tried a new restaurant that we had driven by many times. To our surprised we were quite pleased with the great results. We had to wait for about 15 minutes (Sunday morning), but it was worth the wait. Atmosphere is quite simple, but...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Love their food and they're set up like an old time diner. Huge portions, great quality and service. Can't do better for breakfast.

Thank Puddle_Jumper_2010
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 River Pl, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-4033
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison  >  Monona
  • Phone Number: +1 608-222-1137
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