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Original Pancake House

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20273 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
+1 313-884-4144
07:00 - 14:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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grosse pointe park mi
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's hard to believe, but I have actually been going to this restaurant for over 50 years! The coffee is still great, and the service is terrific, too. And the food? The BEST breakfasts all day long that you will find within the southeastern segment of Michigan. There is only one drawback: there is usually a wait to be seated!... More 

Thank jmhooks
Detroit, Michigan USA
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172 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a local institution in Grosse Pointe. The food is wonderful and the staff delightful. The restaurant is dirty. The ceiling air vents are disturbingly clogged with dirt and dust, as are the ceiling tiles. When I mentioned this to the manager the response was 'yes, we know.' I don't care to eat with dirt and dust blowing... More 

Thank Martin G
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Original pancake house is absolutely delicious. the service is great as well. I got the Santa Fe omelet last time I visited. portions are huge! The bacon and coffee is to die for. Best pancakes I've ever had in my life. I literally get excited when I know I'm going there :) 5*****

Thank Scarlett L
Warren, Michigan
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The Original Pancake House has the BEST big apple baked pancakes ever! Their bacon has a great hickory flavor, the coffee is excellent and served with real cream, and their omelettes are fluffy and delicious. They are not a bargain breakfast restaurant, but the quality definitely is worth the higher prices!

Thank Sherri B
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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179 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Deliciously baked pancake puffs and omelettes, fluffy and amazing. Super friendly servers. If you come and there's a long line, STAY! It moves fast and is worth any wait.

Thank Nancy B
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is THE place to go for your pancake fix. Lots to eat. Omelets, waffles, baked German style pancakes and on and on. There is usually a line, but it is worth the wait.

Thank Marc S
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for breakfast if you aren't looking for coney prices. You will wait on weekends if you don't get there early. Great pancakes, omelettes, etc.

Thank Ronald E
Harper Woods, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent and unique food choices await. Fresh orange juice (with extra pulp), crisp bacon, and fluffy German pastries make the weekend's long lines worthwhile.

Thank David N
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to wait in line but you'll understand once you enjoyed the food here. Clearly high-quality ingredients with terrific flavors and good service.

Thank Anne J
Bangor, Maine
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346 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Our traveling companions told TwoInMaine "you have to see this place." They had introduced us to Big Boy hamburgers, road food not found in Maine, so we got in our travel van, left downtown Detroit, and drove up along the river shore toward Lake St. Clair. We kept driving, turned left, turned right, turned left, kept driving. We ended up... More 

Thank twoinmaine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20273 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grosse Pointe
  • Phone Number: +1 313-884-4144

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