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Original Pancake House

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33703 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-0913
+1 248-642-5775
07:00 - 15:00
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here pretty regularly and I can't remember the last time I left without being completely satisfied with the service and the food. In fact this place truly delivers on the breakfast fare. Nothing fancy, but great variety and solid quality. I can't think of a reason to give them 4 stars, but I wish they'd whip up some... More 

Thank BertilleBun
Birmingham, Michigan
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is normally a long line. The good news is that it is there because this place is awesome and it goes pretty fast. Pancakes with apples were awesome. Excellent service

Thank Joey48009
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is so worth the wait in line for the best! Loved my Sante Fe Omelet, complete with jalapeño cheese! My Dad devoured his blueberry pancakes and sausage! Our friend loved her veggie omelet and piled on the yummy salsa. We all left very very satisfied. Great choice! No wonder this delightful place, adorned with fun antiques, is so popular!

Thank spanishteach910
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Eggs come out but no pancakes. Then I sent the eggs back I now have pancakes no eggs. Told my pancakes were stolen. Food is good but management should be fired. Then my wife sent her food back so we could eat together 30 minutes later I ate she still has no food. Guys this is not brain surgery. Get... More 

Thank HJVcitor
Novi, Michigan
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We have been eating at these restaurants for many years than I can remember. Always a treat, not last night. The four of us met there to enjoy a breakfast dinner and we were sadly disappointed. Our son and I had omelettes that were semi flat and over cooked. The bacon, sort of OK. Our daughter in law had scrambled... More 

Thank GrandpaFrank43
Detroit, Michigan
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I have been coming to this location for the big apple supreme for 25+ years. I've come here with my parents and now bring my kids here. One of these is plenty for 2 eaters. Ask for the cinnamon ice cream on the side. My teen daughter did break tradition and ordered the strawberry waffles last time. I did take... More 

Thank lcjn12
Ray twp, michigan
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great food and people. There will be a wait but it is worth the time and effort. The Sana Fe omelet was very good and very generous. I could not finish but loved every bite, and of course the pancakes.

Thank Skimo11
Detroit, Michigan
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179 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Prepare to wait if you go at a popular time and incomplete parties will not be seated so don't pull any shenanigans on the martinet hostess! I always order either the Big German or the Big Apple and I always weigh a pound heavier when I leave!!!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! Hi

Thank lindz3
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

These were the best pancakes I've ever had. Not sure how pancake batter would vary much between restaurants but they hit the nail on the head. Must be very popular because there is a wait to get seated.

Thank Wayne G
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Hard not to love this pancake house. The challenge is not coming out stuffed! My go-to is the Junior Plate. Two small buttermilk pancakes and two slices of bacon. Just the right amount at a reasonable price. There's a reason there is always a line of people at this familiar favorite!!

Thank BathMonkey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, 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 - 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: 33703 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009-0913
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 248-642-5775

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