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Original Pancake House

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4685 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305-1662
+1 503-393-9124
06:00 - 14:00
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Kihei, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eating apple pancakes for 52 years. All the Oregon locations have been good in Salem, Eugene @ Portland.

Thank Ruth B
Hubbard, Oregon
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Consistent, and perfect every time. The bacon is thick-sliced, and cooked to order. I always get extra crispy. Pancakes are light and fluffy, waffles are always to my liking. Ask for the Russian toast! Potatoes and crisp, like mom used to make. The place is clean and tidy, the staff is courteous. The booths are comfortable, though maybe a little... More 

Thank mikeygene
Salem OR
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136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Always good breakfast-type food and very good service. Open until 2pm, so stopped in for lunch around 1pm. Great time to go as the breakfast crowd is gone. Quick service and you aren't feeling rushed to get out by 2.

Thank PatDSalemOR
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

1 bacon waffle 1/2 order biscuit and gravy 1 sausage patty 2 small orange juice 1 small milk $30.75 total without tip !!! In my opinion too much money for breakfast !!!!! Not coming back based on price alone ! Place is clean , wait staff very nice .

Thank foodavenger17
San Juan Islands, WA
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stopped at this restaurant on Saturday, January 7th at 8:45 am. The parking lot was empty and the restaurant was closed. We have eaten at this chain before and was always excellent. Disappointed.

Thank SanJuanderer
Salem, Oregon
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The pumpkin pancakes are delicious and popular this time of year but I still usually get the ever popular Joe's, the scrambled egg mixture with ground sausage and kale. Keep me full all morning. My husband had their famous apple pancake which takes 20 minutes to bake but it's a treat and well worth the wait. Prices are higher end... More 

1 Thank Deleen W
Salem, Oregon
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a all time favorite for anyone. The selection will please anyone and the food is always on point. It's has a very cozy and home style feel and the service is very welcoming and amazing. I really enjoy the biscuits and gravy and the blueberry pancakes. Never disappoints and always has the same taste which means recipes... More 

1 Thank Marina D
Keizer, Oregon
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Have eaten here many times but this is the first time I have reviewed them. Excellent food and service. I have had many items on the menu over the years and have never been disappointed in one. Try them you will love it. Be prepared for a wait on weekends.

Thank KeizerResident
Salem, Oregon
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

For four years, I've driven past the Original Pancake House on Portland Road and Salem and scorned the thought of eating there. On several occasions, colleagues at work have suggested we have lunch there. I always cast the negative vote. Last week, I finally conceded, begrudgingly. From the moment I walked in the door, I realized this was not your... More 

1 Thank srnwood
Lyons, Oregon
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We try to go monthly for this wonderful breakfast experience. Everything is fresh, made from scratch and uses the highest quality ingredients'. I have never had a bad meal here and the service is always top notch. A classic breakfast experience with many choices on the menu. Take your family, meet a business acquaintance or a Saturday break with your... More 

1 Thank Michael W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4685 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305-1662
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-393-9124

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