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The Original Pancake House

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4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
+1 803-782-6742
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Pensacola, Florida
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

GREAT Pancakes and Great Service! We went here twice while visiting Columbia this week. On my first visit I had the Buckwheat cakes - GREAT, memories from my childhood! I love buckwheat cakes and have not had them for a long time, my husband and I both had them and they were perfect! On our next visit my husband had... More 

Thank map0814
Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time I found the apple crepe lacking in apples. It was not too much better this time but the waitress brought me an extra portion of apples which I spread on top and that made a very generous portion of apples. It was delicious! My husband's favorite, Tahitian Maiden's Dream was excellent both times. We had a very attentive... More 

Thank Mary B
Chapin, South Carolina
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for great food with great service go to The Original Pancake House. The food is fresh and delicious. We stopped in for breakfast and had one of the best breakfast we have ever had. Taste like home cooking.

Thank Steffan B
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted a good breakfast with decent coffee while I was in the area and thought of this place. Glad I did. Great French press coffee. My wife and I split the bacon lovers. Perfect bacon. Excellent pancakes, syrup, eggs. (Also the eggs weren't scorched which I see so often at Waffle House and IHOP.) We didn't even get the other... More 

Thank Senatorwho
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Original Pancake House has an extensive menu. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. When I am in Columbia this is the first place I head for.

Thank Ann S
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The strawberry crepes here are fabulous. The strawberries are fresh and the compote is a nice additive. Weekend wait times can be long, but there are stores in the area to occupy your time.

Thank LaCrystal J
Columbia, South Carolina
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I've seen large crowds waiting to get in for brunch or breakfast on weekends. My personal experience, however, would not lend itself to going back, much less waiting for a table.

Thank hbs74
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I love this place, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, if breakfast is what you crave, The Original Pancake House is the place to go.

Thank Maria S
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Good for breakfast, lunch and brunch. Crowded saturday and sunday mornings. Families, etc. for breakfast. Crepes are also great. Will satisfy your sweet tooth in more ways than one. Not a place for dieters or anyone avoinding sugar, corn syrup, etc. You will limited to the salad options. Great service

Thank MRRomanSC
Sumter, South Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Have been wanting to go to this place for years - into Columbia today and just right timing to head there for lunch. Service was good, friendly waitress, food excellent - potato pancakes and chicken crepe!

Thank quigley2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-782-6742

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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?