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Original Pancake House

516 River Pl, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-4033
+1 608-222-1137
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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516 River Pl, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-4033
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really loved this breakfast place. Potato pancakes a must. Loved the duty ones as well . Fruit syrup the best we ever tasted. Service excellent.

Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a wonderful place -everything is homemade - tasty - and very ample portions ! A great place to go with a small group or big !

Thank esther w
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The orange juice was so fresh and full of pulp, the bacon was thick but crisp and the coconut pancakes were a nice filling treat. The "tropical" syrup was very citrusy. So much on their menu to choose from.

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Handy from our hotel, our kids meet us here whenever we come for a visit. You probably have to wait a bit for a table but it is worth it. If you are a breakfast fan, this place is for you!

Thank OliverandLisa
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

It's an okay breakfast. We left a little on the disappointed side. Just wasn't our thing. Food was hot and prompt. Location was hard to find and off the beaten path. They didn't take debit or credit cards. We split a meal and was glad...More

Thank McDaniels062213
Reviewed 5 April 2016

My family and I (12 of us) decided to try some place different recently and this place was suggested. Let me first say that the place is not easy to find. It's tucked in the back of a strip mall complex and the sign isn't...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The waitress was rude to us and the other colored couple sitting across us. Very condescending! Made us feel we were unwelcome.

Thank Raj J
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Our family tried a new restaurant that we had driven by many times. To our surprised we were quite pleased with the great results. We had to wait for about 15 minutes (Sunday morning), but it was worth the wait. Atmosphere is quite simple, but...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

Love their food and they're set up like an old time diner. Huge portions, great quality and service. Can't do better for breakfast.

Thank Puddle_Jumper_2010
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Family favorite for several years. The food is great, especially the chicken salad with fruit, the crepes, the eggs Benedict or eggs McMichael. The youngest loves the chocolate chip pancakes. The service is usually good, although weekends can involve quite a wait. The only downside...More

Thank 421katydid
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
07:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 River Pl, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-4033
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison  >  Monona
  • Phone Number: +1 608-222-1137
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