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The Original Pancake House

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7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-3578
+1 301-986-0285
07:00 - 15:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We walked to the Original Pancake House from the Metro Center. The place was packed and we get why. Excellent service, reasonable prices and great food. The silver dollar pancakes (of course) were outstanding -light and tasty. My eggs and bacon were really good too and even the coffee was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for breakfast.

Thank Matthew J
Unityville, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I've always enjoyed these Original Pancake Houses (in Roseville, CA, Cincinnati, OH and Bethesda), but the food quality is not what it used to be. The sausage patties I had on a breakfast sandwich did not taste good and the texture was just weird - definitely a different product. Even though it was obvious I removed all the sausage from... More 

Thank Betty U
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Expansive breakfast and lunch menu. Great pancakes and really fluffy omelettes. Long lines should be expected during weekend brunch periods. Great staff who keep your coffee cups filled.

Thank Barry R
Des Moines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The Iowa Original Pancake House has fabulous pancakes, waffles, omelettes, crepes, bacon and sausage. They squeeze fresh oranges and grapefruit. Their coffee is robust. I had a waffle that was light, crisp and delicious and a perfect over-easy egg and my husband had an outstanding mushroom omelette. Our friends who were with us also greatly enjoyed the food. Two sides... More 

2 Thank Mildred B
Annandale, Virginia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This regional chain is one of my go-tos for a quick standard American breakfast. The omelettes are gigantic. They say three eggs, but it looks like half a dozen. They are also prepared in an oven, so they take longer than expected. The pancakes are among the best I've ever had. The bacon is thick sliced. The chunky hash browns... More 

1 Thank absentspace
Zurich, Switzerland
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

OK, this is a pancake house and you know from the start what to expect: buttery and delicious. Pancakes were good and waffles superb, but we also tried something fancier like the "house speciality" and we had a less than exciting experience (dish was heavy in butter and tasted of nothing but eggs..). Service friendly and helping. Prices OK. So... More 

Thank Ast838
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I had a wonderful large ham and cheese crepe with hollandaise sauce. It was perfect!The service was very good. I will definitely want to come back to this restaurant.

Thank Jane R
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The restaurant is located off of the street in a business district but you will not be disappointed by taking the time visit this wonderful eatery. It is only open from 7:00 to 3:00 pm but well worth the visit. I would recommend you calling ahead to ensure you are able to get a set since the wait can be... More 

Thank MC21i
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Huge delicious omelettes, huge portion of delicious banana pancakes, huge delicious fresh fruit platter, huge delicious amazing oven baked apple pancake. Did I mention it was delicious?

Thank BaseballMom22
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Took the family for lunch, husband ordered Chicken feast savoury pancake, it had no chicken, son ordered Mexican savoury pancake which arrived 20 mins after everyone had eaten. I ordered full English savoury, wanted small but you I had to order regular due to contents. It arrived, cold beans on the side, raw salad tomatoes in top, no bacon just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-3578
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-986-0285

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?