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“Food quality & value lacking”

Original Pancake House
Ranked #863 of 2,198 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $20
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Wanted to try the new Bobbie's cafe(across the street), but it was too crowded. So decided to go to the OPH. Thought it odd that it was not crowded (as had seen long lines in the past). Now I know why the place was not full, the food quality has gone down & the prices up. Ordered a Denver Omelet & buttermilk pancakes ($9.99). The omelet was huge, but had no taste (heavy on the veggies, very little ham). The pancakes were awful; tasted like cardboard, I think the batter they used was stale. Also, if you ask for ketchup, you don't get a bottle; just a tiny dish of it. Service is attentive (hence 1 extra star), as they kept the water glass & coffee cup filled, but the coffee is bad (no taste, watered down). Overall, this place feels like they are cutting corners & their food quality shows it. Never again.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is the only place we go for pancakes. Can't be beaten. If you want a real treat try the Dutch Babies. They have added a coffee bar for steamed milk drinks.

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Reviewed May 7, 2012

All the fresh fruit goodies on the pancakes makes them special

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Reviewed July 6, 2008

Order the Apple Pancake or an omlette and you won't be disappointed. Anything else, probably better to go to Stacks.

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Reviewed January 7, 2008

Best pancakes in Cali. One order feeds 4 Vietnamese people. Great crepes too. Our favorite are the blueberry pancakes.

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