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“Wow, didn't know places like this existed anymore”

Original Pancake House
Ranked #6 of 123 Restaurants in Maple Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Classic pancake house. Fabulous food. The ambiance isn't great, but its adequate. The staff is quite pleasant and clearly you come here for the food. Potato pancakes were like grandma used to make. Huge portions. Will definitely be back.

1  Thank TabernashColorado
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

The pancake restaurant is is in suburban strip mall with plenty of parking. Inside the decor is of a very nicely decorated family restaurant. The breakfast menu is available all day and there's a lunch menu of hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, salads, etc.

But it's the breakfast menu that draws people in. Pancakes, waffles and crepes, including most available gluten free. And there are dozens of them. Now add souffle omelets and eggs and there's more. And it's all very, very good.

The service is excellent but be prepared for a possibly long wait to be seated on weekends. No reservations but here's a TIP - call ahead up to 90 minutes early and they'll put on the list.

Is it worth it? Since discovering this restaurant 2 months ago, I've taken family there five times.

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1  Thank kjff
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

If you go on a weekend, you need to be really planful. They don't take reservations, but do call-ahead seating. So call AT LEAST an hour before you want to get there. I haven't been there on a weekday, so I don't know if it's better.
The food was fantastic. Being a pancake house, I had high expectations for the Georgia Pecan Pancakes, and they did not disappoint! Huge, fluffy pancakes with just the right amount of sweetness. A side of hasbrowns were perfectly seasoned and had just the right maount of crisp edges. the sausage was a little greasy for my taste but had a good flavor. Speedy and polite service.

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1  Thank jdawgm13
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Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We love this place for breakfast! They have delicious pancakes! They also have great bacon and other breakfast foods! We have never been disappointed. The only downfall with this place is the wait. They are only open until mid afternoon and are always busy when we are there. We have waited upto 40 minutes sometimes. Definitely call ahead if you plan to go. Wish they would open another location!

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1  Thank clearwater4010
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

So much yummy food....the veggie omelet with pepper jack cheese tastes just as the good the second morning. The staff keep your java cup full and they are hometown friendly. We went on a Friday morning so there was just a 5 minute wait. One of our favorites

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1  Thank dive2tennis
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