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Original Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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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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Warren, Michigan
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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164 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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347 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! Great food, atmosphere, service and selection. I have very fond memories coming here 30 years ago as a child and still enjoy it today.

Thank Matthew W
Fort Myers, Florida
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113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for more years than I can recall and the pancakes and crepes are always delicious. Don't miss the Big Apple. It is worth the extra prep time.

Thank Wing_anda_Prayer1210
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

There is always a line so we decided to make a carry out order. Our order was ready in 10 minutes!! I would highly recommend eating here if you are in the area. My family gives this place 2 thumbs up!!!

Thank rab625

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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?