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Ol' South Pancake House

American, Diner
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1507 South University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107
+1 817-336-0311
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Newport, Tennessee
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I hoped a place with a name like theirs would've had better pancakes. Had a egg and sausage breaskfast, with 3 pancakes. Pancakes were dry and flavorless, and the syrup tasted like it was sugar free. I had looked forward to trying them on my recent trip this time. Nothing like I had hoped.

Thank mnelson825
Fort Davis, TX
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spacious restaurant, well-loved furnishings. Mostly a local crowd in the primary dining area, but more tourists toward the back. A sweet server brought us our food promptly. The fare was standard American breakfast for us. Good enough, average.

Thank Carla K
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally had the chance to eat here after many visits to FW. I wasn't overly impressed but wasn't disappointed. Food is good. Yes, the German pancakes are good. Serving sizes are hearty. Can say I ate there.

1 Thank oreoman
Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My final and last time to visit this restaurant I had to swat the flies out of my food. I was taking friends so they could have a Fort Worth Traditional Experience. Needless to say I was more embarrassed than words can express. And the services was terrible which usually has always been so was expecting that, but not fly... More 

Thank rope1ride1
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A desk clerk at our hotel recommended this place and we were pleasantly surprised at how good it is. A very spacious cafe with excellent service, it has hearty home style cooking, apparently 24/7. We went for brunch, and while crowded, we did not have to wait to be seated or get served. Plates are generous and prices are fair.... More 

Thank Gail B
Fort Worth, Texas
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want something r-e-a-l-l-y different for breakfast, go to the Ol' South Pancake House on University for their German Pancakes or Dutch Babies (smaller size German Pancakes). YUMMY!!!!!!! The final preparation is done right at your table. Big hint: don't forget the lemon juice and powered sugar. You absolutely can't go wrong ordering this dish. Their Crepes are delicious... More 

1 Thank vgtinsley
Tulsa, OK
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was skeptical, but my friends talked me into them as it was the whole reason we were there. My German sister in law told me there isn't such a thing, but who cares? They're awesome. The tartness of the lemon and the sweetness of the powered sugar come together so well, and the pancake melts in your mouth. My... More 

1 Thank ZetaLee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 4 driving through from Allen to Odessa. We stopped here around 1:15pm. It was very busy but we were seated fairly promptly. Our waitress was very friendly. The pancakes were SO good! My husband liked his burger as well.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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458 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We took a group here and were treated very well. The service was good and the food well prepared. Love the German pancakes, the pecan pancakes, and the incredible bacon. Thick cut and tasty. A Fort Worth classic.

1 Thank Yodatravel
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

There's a lot of good food here, but the German Pancake, baked in an oven, and assembled tableside with whole lemons and piles of powdered sugar and gobs of butter, makes this place unique. The flavor is intense. The mouth feel is like some dense custard.....

1 Thank Zoogoer

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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
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1507 South University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fort Worth
  • Phone Number: +1 817-336-0311

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