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“Interesting Adventure”

Astronomical Pancake and Waffle House
Ranked #66 of 383 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Athens, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews
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“Interesting Adventure”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had to wait about 30 minutes on a Saturday morning. One of dozens of pancake places in Williamsburg. I had the bacon pancake. Two huge pancakes. Very tasty!

Visited June 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“No Longer Astronomical”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We had a group of 11 (7 adults, 4 kids)...so we expected to wait for a table. Surprisingly, we were seated within 20 minutes. That's where the pleasant surprises ended. It took our server almost 15 minutes to take our food order. After 30 minutes of waiting, I went to ask the manager about our food. He said he would check on it. Fifteen minutes later, the omelets and waffle came out, a few minutes later the pancakes, and lastly the kids chocolate chip pancakes...over 50 minutes after we ordered. And after all that waiting, the food wasn't that great.
We have been coming to The Astronomical Pancake House for 5 years on our annual vacation in Williamsburg. We had a similar visit last year, but I thought it was a fluke.
We will definitely NOT be returning next year!!

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Graham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The only thing Astronomical are the prices...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We recently spent 4 great days in Williamsburg... We had our 2 oldest grandsons with us and they wanted pancakes and waffles... They are used to the resturants in Myrtle Beach... We went in and were seated... After the sticker shock of a $7.95 plain waffle... $4.95 for a kids meal 5 silver dollar pancakes, we figured out how to order... It seems the waitress was more interested in socializing with the cute guy at another table... She finally got our order and took forever to get our drinks... When our food got there we realized that there was only 1 set of silverware on our table... she was nowhere to be found so I swiped silverware off of other tables... Our coffee cups and drinks were empty by the time the food came and we were almost done with breakfast before we got refills... We then waited forever to get our ticket so we could pay... The food was decent, but honestly not worth the money... The waffle tasted the same as if we had stayed in a Hampton Inn and made our own... The overlight eggs were overdone... and noone really seemed to care if the waited on us or not... We went to a competitor the next day and enjoyed it way more and got out for half of the money... Like Chris O says... save your money and go somewhere else... Or at least don't expect what you get at other pancake and waffle houses...

  • Visited June 2014
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“Best in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

Best in town and maybe anywhere! The people who work here are amazing. Customer service is definitely their top priority. Top that with the wonderful food and it doesn't get any better.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Breakfast”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Service was slow. Omelets nothing to write home about. Pancakes were huge and waffles good. But we didn't get everything we ordered and didn't get drinks until we almost finished breakfast. Save your money and go elsewhere

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