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“seriously good pancakes”

The Original Pancake House
Ranked #32 of 366 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Rochester, New York
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“seriously good pancakes”
Reviewed March 24, 2012

There was a line when I arrived at OPH for lunch on a recent Saturday. When I was served my meal - a simple stack of buttermilk pancakes - I understood why. Service was quick and friendly. The stack of pancakes was twice what most pancake houses serve. And more importantly, the pancakes were really good: cooked just right from batter that tasted homemade rather than manufactured. The Bethesda location is flooded with natural daylight, so whether you eat indoors or out, an airy sense of light and space comes with the airy and light pancakes.http://c1.tacdn.com/img2/tamgfooter/mobile/ftrMobile.png

  • Visited March 2012
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice Breakfast”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

The prices are high for breakfast but the food is excellent. A place to go when you want breakfast to be special.

Visited December 2011
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Brooklyn, NY
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pancakes galore”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Lovely staff; extensive menu of crepes, flapjacks, baked pancakes, gluten-free, eggs and more. We often stay at a nearby hotel and always have breakfast here. It is corded - you may have to wait

Visited December 2011
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Thank mystery1
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Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“always great”
Reviewed January 2, 2012

you can't get better pancakes or eggs in bethesda than this popular spot

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Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great breakfast spot”
Reviewed October 7, 2011

Obviously the gem here is the pancakes - they rarely disappoint. It can get noisy, and the ambience is a bit lacking (although i enjoy the photos of old Bethesda on the walls). Still, a nice spot for an inexpensive but satisfying breakfast.

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