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“Better than any chain”

The Original Pancake House
Ranked #46 of 979 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Columbia, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Better than any chain”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

A local institution. Sometimes crowded, always good food. Been around a long time and could stand some refurbishment in the near future, but stiil pleasant and very clean. Watch local papers for $1-2 off coupons and always show your military ID for a discount. The pancakes and sausagge are their forte. I agree with another reviewer that their eggs are not always consistant. A great place to meet friends at mid-morning and enjoy a "brunch" meal.

  • Visited May 2013
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COLUMBIA
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“I am in love with the pecan pancakes.”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

When I am in the mood for breakfast I come to OPH - unless it is between 9-1 on the weekends it's much too hectic then. Everything I have tried on the menu is great and the wait staff, and cooks are accommodating to requests, or additions. The one item I'm not in love with is their omelets, they're too dry for my tastes. So if you're craving breakfast-y goodness and do not feel like doing dishes OPH is the place.

Visited April 2013
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Columbia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Atmosphere isn't the greatest”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

The pancakes are the best. Go early on the weekends because there is always a line. Great place for the whole family

Visited March 2013
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Columbia, SC
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Unique, Tasty and Thoughfully Prepared.”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Lot's of restaurants in the area make pancakes. Very few make them well. OPH makes some seriously good pancakes. I also love their dutch baby with fruit, cinnamon almond french toast and the Swedish pancakes. Saturday's there is always a line. Most other days you can get right in. If you're into it, they serve breakfast all day. Good coffee as well.

Visited February 2013
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Scotch Creek, Canada
1 review
“Excellent food”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Real maple syrup, generous portions, consistent quality. If you go on a weekend, you'll probably need to wait for ten/fifteen minutes, but the wait is worth it.

Visited January 2013
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