The Original Pancake House

★★★☆☆
  • 1366 S De Anza Blvd

    San Jose, CA 95129

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  • 408-255-7373

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I usually go to the one on De Anza, but I was in the area and decided to stop. This location is a bit smaller and with the wooden floors it get loud! The food is good, and their specialty- the apple pancake is worth the wait a good for sharing. I like this place but I wish the management took better care of this local favorite.

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★★★☆☆

I usually go to the one on De Anza, but I was in the area and decided to stop. This location is a bit smaller and with the wooden floors it get loud! The food is good, and their specialty- the apple pancake is worth the wait a good for sharing. I like this place but I wish the management took better care of this local favorite.

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My wife and I loved the food and the service was slow enough to allow conversation without being annoying. We enjoy the wide selection and the friendly servers. This is not fast food so don't expect it.

2
★★★★☆

My wife and I loved the food and the service was slow enough to allow conversation without being annoying. We enjoy the wide selection and the friendly servers. This is not fast food so don't expect it.

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This is one of the best places to go for breakfast. Every thing is freshly made. The pancakes are great. The coffee and side orders taste like home made. New locations are in Hayward and Fremont.

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★★★★★

This is one of the best places to go for breakfast. Every thing is freshly made. The pancakes are great. The coffee and side orders taste like home made. New locations are in Hayward and Fremont.

Pros: Great food

Cons: a little pricer than others

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I'm not sure if the ownership has changed hands recently, but this place does not deserve a good rating. Their food is dry and bland, which you need to wait at least an hour to get. The pancake variety is interesting, and they have many unique dishes, but believe me its not worth the wait. I have been to this restaurant twice now and needless to say I will never go there again, nor will I recommend it to anyone I know.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm not sure if the ownership has changed hands recently, but this place does not deserve a good rating. Their food is dry and bland, which you need to wait at least an hour to get. The pancake variety is interesting, and they have many unique dishes, but believe me its not worth the wait. I have been to this restaurant twice now and needless to say I will never go there again, nor will I recommend it to anyone I know.

Pros: Parking, location.

Cons: Slow service, low quality food, overall bad.

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This place has an amazing list of pancakes and breakfast food. It is always busy, but the service is fast and friendly. I love their dutch apple pancake.

PROS: great breakfast
CONS:

4
★★★★☆

This place has an amazing list of pancakes and breakfast food. It is always busy, but the service is fast and friendly. I love their dutch apple pancake.

PROS: great breakfast
CONS:

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One of us in wheelchair- Waitress removed a chair from table and left it in aisleway...
later banged my friend in back with chair when she was preparing for table of six.
Resaurant was dirty, waiter was rude, food mediocre and down right bland.
Over-easy egg was hyper-oily.Asked for jam and got a single measly packet.
Never recieved Orange Juice we ordered.
Waitress calling me "Hon." I hate that!!!
Plus, they were yelling to each other to get stuff for other customers.-
They weren't even busy and with service like this
-they won't be open much longer.

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★★☆☆☆

One of us in wheelchair- Waitress removed a chair from table and left it in aisleway...
later banged my friend in back with chair when she was preparing for table of six.
Resaurant was dirty, waiter was rude, food mediocre and down right bland.
Over-easy egg was hyper-oily.Asked for jam and got a single measly packet.
Never recieved Orange Juice we ordered.
Waitress calling me "Hon." I hate that!!!
Plus, they were yelling to each other to get stuff for other customers.-
They weren't even busy and with service like this
-they won't be open much longer.

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Wow. All I can say is that this is by far the worst breakfast place my boyfriend and I have ever been to.

The "oven-baked" omelette was disgusting. It tasted and looked like college food haphazardly combined with leftovers and a microwave. The poached egg over biscuit sausage with mushroom gravy was way too mushroom-y and the poached egg was cooked all the way through.

Service: just read the other comments. Slow, took forever to get to us. The waitress never asked us if we needed anything, she just set the food down and brought over a check 3 minutes later.

We both left with stomachaches. In fact, seven hours later I still have one :P My boyfriend is nodding in agreement.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Wow. All I can say is that this is by far the worst breakfast place my boyfriend and I have ever been to.

The "oven-baked" omelette was disgusting. It tasted and looked like college food haphazardly combined with leftovers and a microwave. The poached egg over biscuit sausage with mushroom gravy was way too mushroom-y and the poached egg was cooked all the way through.

Service: just read the other comments. Slow, took forever to get to us. The waitress never asked us if we needed anything, she just set the food down and brought over a check 3 minutes later.

We both left with stomachaches. In fact, seven hours later I still have one :P My boyfriend is nodding in agreement.

Pros: ...

Cons: Food, Service, High expectations

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I didn't believe the other reviewers, but here it is: the service here is pretty shoddy. There was a couple next to us who literally sat there bored out of their minds waiting 10+ minutes to get boxes and the check and the server (our beloved server and theirs) passed several times without concern. For shame. The food was so-so. Save your money.

1
★★★☆☆

I didn't believe the other reviewers, but here it is: the service here is pretty shoddy. There was a couple next to us who literally sat there bored out of their minds waiting 10+ minutes to get boxes and the check and the server (our beloved server and theirs) passed several times without concern. For shame. The food was so-so. Save your money.

Pros: OK Food

Cons: Very Poor Service

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The food was excellent, we had the pecan pancakes and the Apple one, which we would definitely recommend, it's definitely big enough for 2 persons. The pancakes came with this home-made marmelade that was fantastic. The service was a bit slow, we had to ask for cream a few times for our coffee, but overall, a great breakfast. I would definitely recommend it.

2
★★★★★

The food was excellent, we had the pecan pancakes and the Apple one, which we would definitely recommend, it's definitely big enough for 2 persons. The pancakes came with this home-made marmelade that was fantastic. The service was a bit slow, we had to ask for cream a few times for our coffee, but overall, a great breakfast. I would definitely recommend it.

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My husband and I always love to find great breakfast places and happened on this restaurant driving in San Jose. They have a great selection of pancakes (we had a tough time deciding which pancakes we'd share) and we ordered an omelette. The omelettes are baked: it was huge!!! We ended up ordering the blueberry pancakes, they served with warm blueberry compote and syrup. The service was very friendly (perhaps family owned)...Next time, we're considering ordering the Dutch Oven (looks like a basket baked pancake - you'll have to see it to understand it).

2
★★★★★

My husband and I always love to find great breakfast places and happened on this restaurant driving in San Jose. They have a great selection of pancakes (we had a tough time deciding which pancakes we'd share) and we ordered an omelette. The omelettes are baked: it was huge!!! We ended up ordering the blueberry pancakes, they served with warm blueberry compote and syrup. The service was very friendly (perhaps family owned)...Next time, we're considering ordering the Dutch Oven (looks like a basket baked pancake - you'll have to see it to understand it).

Pros: Good service, Great food

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This is the place to go for a tasty breakfast or brunch on the weekends. It is usually pretty busy on the weekend mornings, but the food is worth the wait. From pancakes to waffles to omelets, they have it. There is a variety of breakfast foods to choose from, and the bottomless coffee is a must.

4
★★★★☆

This is the place to go for a tasty breakfast or brunch on the weekends. It is usually pretty busy on the weekend mornings, but the food is worth the wait. From pancakes to waffles to omelets, they have it. There is a variety of breakfast foods to choose from, and the bottomless coffee is a must.

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I've been eating at the Original Pancake House for at least fifteen years and always had a great dinning experience! Not only have three generations of my family eaten at the restaurant, but I dated my wife and met her for breakfast there too!! The service is very prompt, courteous and customer oriented. The food is always served quickly and with a smile. The choices of food center around - what else, "pancakes", however there is a larger selection of egg dishes as well. The atmosphere is open, relaxing and clean. As a repeat customer for many years, I HIGHLY recommend this breakfast and lunch spot to anyone looking for a wonderful meal!

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★★★★★

I've been eating at the Original Pancake House for at least fifteen years and always had a great dinning experience! Not only have three generations of my family eaten at the restaurant, but I dated my wife and met her for breakfast there too!! The service is very prompt, courteous and customer oriented. The food is always served quickly and with a smile. The choices of food center around - what else, "pancakes", however there is a larger selection of egg dishes as well. The atmosphere is open, relaxing and clean. As a repeat customer for many years, I HIGHLY recommend this breakfast and lunch spot to anyone looking for a wonderful meal!

Pros: Friendly, nice atmosphere, great location

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Great place for breakfast. It is very busy place. Coffee service is prompt and they will keep hot coffee in your mug. Food service is excellent and prompt. The menu has many choices. I eat there very often always love the experience.

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★★★★★

Great place for breakfast. It is very busy place. Coffee service is prompt and they will keep hot coffee in your mug. Food service is excellent and prompt. The menu has many choices. I eat there very often always love the experience.

Pros: Service, Menu

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I do not recommend French toast here. I wasn't too hungry so I ordered "2 French" toast since I thought 2 slices would be enough. It came in 2 "half pieces" of a thin slice of bread. It tasted plain and definitely too expensive. I make 'em better at home. My friend had the mushroom omelette & that was pretty bad too. The 3 buttermilk pancakes included was decent but nothing to rave about.

The waitstaff had extremely dirty aprons and old stains on their shirts. Not a very pleasing sight.

I didn't try their signature oven baked apple pancakes but from my experience, I'm never going back. We recently tried a place in Los Gatos... MUCH BETTER!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I do not recommend French toast here. I wasn't too hungry so I ordered "2 French" toast since I thought 2 slices would be enough. It came in 2 "half pieces" of a thin slice of bread. It tasted plain and definitely too expensive. I make 'em better at home. My friend had the mushroom omelette & that was pretty bad too. The 3 buttermilk pancakes included was decent but nothing to rave about.

The waitstaff had extremely dirty aprons and old stains on their shirts. Not a very pleasing sight.

I didn't try their signature oven baked apple pancakes but from my experience, I'm never going back. We recently tried a place in Los Gatos... MUCH BETTER!!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Dirty, Expensive, Better at home

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LOUSY service. We once sat for over 30 minutes waiting just toplace out order! We don't go much anymore because the wait is too long!

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★★★☆☆

LOUSY service. We once sat for over 30 minutes waiting just toplace out order! We don't go much anymore because the wait is too long!

Pros: Excellent food, loud, so child friend

Cons: service is awful, service is awful, pricey

 

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