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Original Pancake House

420 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-3631
+1 650-559-9197
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
2 weeks ago
“not up to chain standards”
2 weeks ago
“Still my favority in Los Altos”
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$$ - $$$
420 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-3631
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite place for breakfast excellent service, fast and good food. The previous owner moved to France (why not?), but everything still the same!

Thank Mar F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this chain, great food choices. But this restaurant was run down and not as clean as others and looks outdated. The wait staff was excellent. It took us 30 minutes to pay the bill beacuse the person at checkout did not know how...More

Thank lost_bobcat
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We come here frequently, because it's consistently good. Yes, it's technically under new management, but the reality is that everything else is exactly the same. The former assistant manager is the new manager, and the entire staff is unchanged. The food is crepes, pancakes, waffles...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Was there for Sunday brunch yesterday. They have a wonderful assortment of pancakes. Their baked pancake, the Dutch baby, was especially delicious. The specially blended Boyce coffee is also excellent. We plan to return and work our way through their menu!

Thank RDB27
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were nine people on a Tuesday morning. Having been there before, I knew that the portions were extremely generous, so we decided to get only five pancake orders for the seven adults to split. There was some discussion as to whether the Dutch baby...More

Thank Kira K
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

When it first opened, service, food, and quality were all top notch. Though the crowds have not diminished, service definitely had. It's not uncommon to wait 10 minutes for coffee on a mid-week morning. Slow on refills too. Several times, ingredients in omelettes have been...More

Thank Ready2Go935
Reviewed 17 November 2015

It's like walking into 1959. Bare bones basic ambiance with 1950 service and dining selection. Forget about counting calories or watching gluten and sugar. Tip: leave the food guilt at the door and just enjoy it for what it is. This is how our parents...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Again I went there, this time I had two co-workers with me and was the best breakfast from San Jose to Palo Alto. Try the omelet with bacon!

1  Thank Mar F
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Bacon waffles are wonderful (especially with a side of peanut butter), and the bacon in general is great. Everything else is standard American breakfast food.

Thank rzsandoval
Reviewed 4 June 2015

While out in Mountain View, CA for work, I had a hankering for blueberry pancakes and headed out to the Original Pancake House. The staff was very friendly and served up a great plate of pancakes. The coffee was good but the pancakes were very...More

Thank Charles M
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-3631
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-559-9197
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