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Original Pancake House

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
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Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I went to the Reds game on Saturday and I wanted a tasty breakfast on Sunday. I love breakfast. The Original Pancake House located in Montgomery was fantastic. We loved it. Amy was our server and she was awesome. The food came...out just like we wanted it and it was ready quickly. Great spot for a good breakfast.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 12, 2021

Goetta is a mixture made out of meat, oats, onions and spices that is formed into sausages patties, fried, and eaten for breakfast. The dish is of German origin and the name comes from the German words Grötte or Grütze (depending on the region), which...translates to “groats.” THE Original Pancake House is awesome! If you would like to try a local Cincinnati favorite, stop and order the Goetta & Eggs! The service is always great!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

The food at the OPH is very good. Great even. Perhaps due to COVID their carry out service leaves a lot to be desired. I’ve gone there every week for 16 weeks and about 1/3 of the time the order was wrong. Forgot something or...gave the wrong food (e.g regular pancakes instead of gluten free pancakes) Also calling is a huge pain. A lot of times you don’t get through or they’ll place you on hold for 5-10 minutes and never pick up. But if you get through and get the right food it is worth the hassle. Which is why we keep coming. If the local breakfast place starts selling GF pancakes, bye bye OPH. GOOD LUCK!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 6, 2020 via mobile

We came during the re-open period. Masks are not required, but we had ours on. Everyone in the restaurant had theirs on and social distancing was observed. My husband had the eggs Benedict, fresh orange juice and coffee. I had the French Toast, ham, fresh...oj and coffee. Everything was deliciousMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

I have never had a bad meal there. I particularly like their omelets, french toast and scrambled eggs with cheese but I have has other choices as well. Additionally many of their items have pancakes with the order; double yum

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I eat here as often as we are in the general neighborhood. The serve egg dishes and omelettes in addition to a wide variety of pancakes, but the pancakes are so good I wonder why someone would order anything else. Service is...also excellent. On this particular day there was a long wait to get in. Unfortunately the person at the register checking people out was also responsible for seating people. So many were checking out at the same time that it aggravated the wait time. However, the food here is worth the wait. The do offer call ahead seating for those times when the wait is long.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 4, 2019

When I walked in I felt I traveled back in time to the 1960s. The interior is old and dated. The person who greeted us at the front desk was dressed in a blue hoody and blue jeans...not a great first impression. The waiter was...fast and friendly and our food came out quickly. I had the crab cake benedict that came with 4 potato pancakes. The potato pancakes looked just like small regular pancakes and tasted as if they were made with instant potatoes...no potato texture at all. The crab cakes and muffin were straight from a box of frozen food and heated up for serving. The egg on top was actually cooked very nicely and the Bearnaise sauce, while also seeming to come straight out of a jar or a mix, was also fairly tasty.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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OPH_pancakes, Owner at Original Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2019

Hi Barry, As we are always looking for ways to improve, we thank you for providing us with feedback about your dining experience. We hope you are able to join us again, for an experience more indicative of our true potential!

Reviewed August 19, 2019

Went on a Sunday and it's extremely busy. Plenty of parking. Everyone was organized to get everyone seated in their proper turn. Food was outstanding. Dutch Baby with the freshly cut fruit was best ever. Great coffee and OJ !!! Service was tremendous and everyone...friendly. Will return next time in the area.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

Wife and I went for a quick bite to eat. Ordered bacon and eggs (scrambled.) Eggs came out over easy. Server seemed disinterested in helping us. Wife got pancakes and strawberries. For all we got the bill was $27. Seemed high for bacon eggs and...pancakes. Also the fabric on booth seat was torn. The ceiling tiles had some water damage on them. May go back again and give them a second chance.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Love coming here with my friends when visiting Ohio. Long lines on Sunday, but secret is to call ahead. Great staff, great food. I get the Dutch baby pancake.

Date of visit: May 2019
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OPH_pancakes, Manager at Original Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

Hi, thanks for taking the time to review us! We are glad to see that you had positive experiences with both our food and service. Again, we really appreciate the review and hope you’ll stop in again soon!

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Yes, Original Pancake House offers takeout services.

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