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“Pancake house is wonderful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pancake House

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Pancake House
Ranked #57 of 101 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Clifton, Virginia, United States
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“Pancake house is wonderful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Tourist in town looking for local breakfast fare and found it at the Pancake House at 1840 Apperson Drive in Salem VA. Wife had eggs with toast and homefries (which was excellent, but not anything really special. I had pecan pancakes with side of hashbrowns with onions. Pecan pancakes were OUTSTANDING!; lots of pecans and very tasty. Made to order hashbrowns (which I never heard of before) with onions were unexpectantly light and very tasty..not greasy at all. Coffee and service were equally outstanding and value (bang for the buck) was excellent. Decor was in line with a traditional diner..except for the corporate-like inspirational posters on the wall (not a detractor, but I'd replace them with photos of local Roanoke landmarks if I was the owner. I'd give the Pancake House an A. Go, eat and enjoy!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank DaveatClifton
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Needs to be on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Don't let the appearance of the building fool you--pay attention to how packed the parking lot is, instead. This place is what other diners aim for.

Came here for breakfast on a Friday morning. They have the coffee to you pronto, and it's good. I had the corned beef hash and eggs; DH had the pancakes. The hash was hot and crispy, with just the right amount of grease, and the eggs were cooked perfectly--sometimes over-medium can be tricky to get right. The pancakes were light and fluffy. Our server kept coming with the coffee, which was much appreciated.

The ambience is clean and comfortable, busy but not rushed, with no pretentions at all. Just a solid, old-fashioned American experience. The staff were friendly pros, and the prices are downright cheap. It was perfect, basically.

I'll come back here in a heartbeat next time I'm in town. You locals--so jealous!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Pat F
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