We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“1st visit great, 2nd took a nosedive”

Dino's House of Pancakes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“1st visit great, 2nd took a nosedive”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Ate here as recommended by my handy Trip Advisor app. The 1st dining experience was really good. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive. Had so much food, ate it again the next day for breakfast. I had a waffle, scrambled eggs, bacon. All the kids breakfasts come with eggs and choice of meat plus pancakes/waffles/french toast. One child had pancakes w/ cherries, fluffy and had lots of cherry compote on top. Husband ate his entire breakfast. The only thing I did not care for was that the restaurant serves yucky margarine, not real butter. The second visit was on our way home from vacation, our last stop in North Myrtle Beach. To be fair, it was a Saturday late-morning and the restaurant was very busy. We waited a very long time (over 1/2 hour) to be seated. Right before we were about to sit down, a host came and asked if it would be okay to seat someone before us because the person was diabetic. Ok, by us of course. We didn't want anyone to go in shock or pass out, however we had 2 young children with us and husband and I were very busy all morning getting ready to leave our rental that we hadn't eaten anything all morning. I realize that the host would not have known this info, so patient we tried to be. There seemed to be a lot of employees/manangers/owners standing around however. I have worked in a restaurant in the past, and to see people just standing around while the entire restaurant is hopping is a bit annoying. They could have been helping the waitstaff with drinks or in the kitchen, really. There were a lot of big parties dining there that day, I noticed and a lot of noise. We finally were seated, ordered a reuben sandwich, a breakfast sandwich, and twin corndog plate for the kids to share. Nothing complicated, however took another half-hour plus to received our order. The food was good, when it finally arrived but part of me wondered if it was because we were ravenous at that point and just thankful to put something in our stomachs! Our second trip to Dino's set the tone for a very long, complicated drive back home. The hostess was very nice and did offer a discount on our meal, plus another coupon for a repeat visit but we were traveling back home and would not be returning to the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank cadragonfly1105
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

959 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    590
    245
    78
    31
    15
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Altavista, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Loved this breakfast!”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Best breakfast in town! Greeted as soon as entered door & asked if we had preference to booth or table and was promptly seated at a booth as requested. Server very friendly. Food great & service fast & correct. Would def return if staying in the area. Hated that we wasted one of our breakfasts at the Springhouse down the street:( Clean restrooms.

  • Visited August 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank JoJo0401
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charles Town, West Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best in the area!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Dino's has great service and a really fast turnaround! Don't get discouraged if there are people infront of you or there is a wait...the bus boys are the fastest EVER! It's actually really neat to see them turn over tables. The breakfast here is great!

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank Lisa A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“excellent breakfast”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

good homemade breakfast food at very reasonable prices. excellent service, both at the table, and front entrance. Clean bathrooms.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Rocprotas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Final Breakfast Before Heading Home”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

The service was stellar and fast and the food was great. I noticed that everyone that worked there really cared about their customers even in the chaos of an early Saturday morning. Heck, I think I even saw Dino himself outside directing traffic through the parking lot. By the way, the waffles are as big as your head if you consider the amount of whipped cream that is included. YUM!

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank MinnesotaMermaid
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dino's House of Pancakes also viewed

North Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina
 
North Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina
North Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina
 

Been to Dino's House of Pancakes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing