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The Original Pancake House

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2229 Swallow Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1629
+1 412-279-1442
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After early pickup at the airport we went there because two of us enjoy the place, the food, and the service. We were not disappointed. Young lady gave great service and very talkative. We ordered omelettes and pancakes and we had plenty of really good food. Coffee constantly refilled. Prices are slightly higher than previous visits. Our visitor from out... More 

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Thank Bob B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food was excellent, including the best grapefruit around. The wait staff was very good. My only complaint is that everything is so expensive. Don't expect to get out of there for under $30.00 if there are two of you.

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Thank David S
Palm Coast, Florida
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The Original Pancake house is not on a main road so it's easy to forget about going there. We visit Carnegie every year and we finally went there. The breakfast menu is huge--there are so many specialty items it's hard to choose. The prices are a bit on the high side--but the portions more than make up for the price.... More 

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Thank mottelj
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We used to like this restaurant, but will go no more. Our server, Tyler, was talkative at first but it was downhill from there. When he brought the coffee, he was spilling it as he walked and then spilt it all over my sons paper menu and my husbands menu. Did he clean it or get new ones, NO! He... More 

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Thank lynn j
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Took a friend for breakfast this morning with the intention of utilizing one of their buy one breakfast get another one free with the condition of buying two beverages. Not only did we meet that requirement but we ordered extra items such as juice, crepes and specialty pancakes. Frankly the food and service were good but when it came to... More 

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Thank rudolferik
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Parking is hell ! But yummy food I had eggs Benedict which I love! Egg was a tad bit overdone than I would like but good all the same. My bacon wasn't good it was way over done it came to the table and it was black. I had to pour syrup on in order to eat the it.

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Thank Michigan27
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This place is very very good!! Food is very fresh, cooked to order. Good service. Pancakes are very good, big verify. Place is fairly big, so wait time is not too long. Very good place for a breakfast if you are in Southhills Pittsburgh.

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Thank Igor S
Ashford, Connecticut
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

The food at The Original Pancake House is terrific. The kids enjoyed their chocolate chip and s'mores pancakes while the adults enjoyed various french toast dishes, crepes and a vegetarian omelette. It was served rapidly and then we sat and chatted for a time without being disturbed. The one negative is that Gigi, our waitress, stood at one end of... More 

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Thank Sue L
Michigan
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We went for Valentine's Day breakfast. It was packed and they said it would be about a 15 minute wait but ended up only being about 5. I loved the atmosphere in this place and the decor, lots of plants and flowers. Our waiter was awesome and made us laugh. The pancakes were delicious and not overpriced. Also enjoyed the... More 

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Thank Jake J
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Had only Breakfast here. Most Recent was last week. You have to be good and hungry because it is a big Breakfast. Lots to choose from.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2229 Swallow Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1629
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-279-1442

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