We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Pancake House

American, Diner
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1840 Apperson Dr, Salem, VA 24153-7213
06:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 06:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 24: English reviews
Roanoke, United States
Level Contributor
223 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for an 8 am breakfast with two friends to catch up. Arrived before the others and was promptly seated and given coffee. Others then arrived and were given coffee. Orders were promptly taken. Breakfast arrived in a reasonable timeframe. I ordered a sausage omelette. It was tasty. Came with hash browns which were great. Biscuit was cold and... More 

Thank ejm99
Roanoke, Virginia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Customer Service was okay, not the greatest I have seen, the food was very expensive and was not the best tasting for a Pancake House Diner.

Thank Pattycake49
Salem, Virginia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Four of us went in for lunch, a family outing. We found a seat immediately and were greeted promptly by our server, who gave us menus and took our drink orders. We noticed right off that the prices were really high on many things. One of the daily "specials" was a small bowl of veggie soup w/ a grilled cheese... More 

Thank Dennis M
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I frequently visit this pancake house several times a month. The ladies working here always provide great service, no complaints. My last three visits were not so pleasant. One waitress in partucular , Krista, walked past me five times. The first time this happened, I let it go. However, when I came in the third time on a separate occasion... More 

Thank 710whitneyt
Roanoke, Virginia
Level Contributor
250 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

One thing I have always said is, "how many ways can you mess up an egg" well this morning I found out, I ordered hard and they came runny. The wife got cold eggs. I've taken this place of my list! The bill for our breakfast came to over $16.00 dollars, felt like I got taken for a ride! Not... More 

Thank jhais28374
Strasburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We found this gem on a previous trip to Salem. We made sure to visit on this trip as well. The service is wonderful, the people are very friendly and the food is AMAZING! This is the only place I know of that serves fried bologna. The pancakes are to die for! We will definitely be returning in the future!

Thank Travelbugs1013
Thomasville, NC
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Visited for the first time on Good Friday. It was slammed! But the service was actually speedy and the kitchen was kickin' out the chow. Everything we ordered was delicious - from the pancakes to the gravy. The wait staff was well coordinated and the coffee cups never ran dry. Great experience.

Thank Chaircityjohn
Level Contributor
198 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

We enjoyed our breakfast with lots of choices. Personally I enjoyed the hash browns, fried eggs, and whole wheat toast.

Thank jamesbond44
Waterloo, Illinois
Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Best biscuits and gravy. Big chunks of sausage. You have to get the hasbrowns all the way with cheese, onions, and ham. The blueberry pancakes had whole blueberries. Any server walking by filled up my coffee. One server told us that one of her peers had been there since they opened in the 1950's.

Thank Phil M
Roanoke, Virginia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Reviews and a lot of people suggest we just had to try this place for breakfast. Results? Unimpressive. The food was ok, the service is ok, and the prices are... Ok. I really can't think of one remarkable thing about it.. I can do a lot better elsewhere. For an omelette with hash browns, a fried bologna sandwich with hash... More 

Thank Meg B

Been to Pancake House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1840 Apperson Dr, Salem, VA 24153-7213
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pancake House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?