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“Not Good” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Capitol Pancake House

Capitol Pancake House
Ranked #60 of 381 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Capitol Pancake House is well know for its delicious Breakfast Entrees and Homemade Lunch Specials and located very close to Colonial Williamsburg & only minutes to Busch Gardens (other locations: College of William & Mary, Jamestown and Yorktown). Come see why the Capitol Pancake House is more than just Breakfast with Great Values. Full Gluten Free Menu!!!
Raleigh, NC
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Not Good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I haven't been able to find a decent waffle/pancake house in Williamsburg, except perhaps IHOP.

Ordered egg white healthily breakfast sandwich, which was too soggy on the bottom half to eat. Turkey sausage was terrible - seemed straight out of microwave.

I tried the kids' chocolate chip pancakes - rubbery and tasteless.

Coffee was decent.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Harrisonburg Va
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Likes:
Great staff
Nice menu selection
Good food
Good prices
Dislikes:
On this particular visit there was a large group dinning in the same area as we were seated that was extremely loud, to the point that my wife and I could not carry on a conversation.

Visited April 2013
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Found a 10% off coupon so decided to try this place. Service was good but food was mediocre. Eggs in Eggs Benedict we're overlooked and the sauce was thick and not very tasty. Home potatoes were also not very good. The regular pancakes were actually very good. So of you just want pancakes, this might be your place. Overall, I felt I could have saved money and taken the family to McDonald's for a breakfast just as good.

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Orlando, Florida
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455 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Good Breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

We went there our first day in Williamsburg. The breakfast was pretty good.. Our son loved the staff and the food! I would go there again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Weekly Regular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

The five star rating does come with an asterisk: go here for breakfast, not lunch. I find the lunch options boring and tasteless. For breakfast, however, this is my favorite pancake house in Williamsburg by a long shot.

Their servers are ALWAYS prompt and friendly no matter what time of day it is or which server we have (there aren't that many of them). It has a friendly, local atmosphere and it almost always has a good number of people in it. That has never affected the service in fact, I have NEVER had to wait to be seated here, even on a Sunday morning after church.

The breakfast food is very flavorful with a good selection available. I recommend their breakfast burritos. Their omelets are also good and they have a very large selection of different kinds of pancakes and waffles to choose from.

I HIGHLY recommend this establishment.

  • Visited February 2013
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