The Original Pancake House

★★★★☆
  • 5479 Main St

    Williamsville, NY 14221

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  • 716-634-1025

About The Original Pancake House

Hours
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 6am - 8pm;Fri. - Sat. 6am - 9pm

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Wonderful breakfast place! Their blueberry pancakes are my favorite. Blueberry pancakes, sausage, lots of syrup, orange juice and a cup of coffee... can't get much better than that.

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★★★★★

Wonderful breakfast place! Their blueberry pancakes are my favorite. Blueberry pancakes, sausage, lots of syrup, orange juice and a cup of coffee... can't get much better than that.

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if the prices are too high, look over the menu, and decide that the place isn't for your budget and politely leave. i order an omelette every time i go in and am always shocked at how big they are. good food takes time people. i have no

3
★★★★★

if the prices are too high, look over the menu, and decide that the place isn't for your budget and politely leave. i order an omelette every time i go in and am always shocked at how big they are. good food takes time people. i have no

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the service was awful- the server was incredibly rude and would not reasonably attempt to accommodate my restricted diet. She barked that it was policy that no menu items could be altered and didn't offer a solution so I didn't get any

3
★★★★★

the service was awful- the server was incredibly rude and would not reasonably attempt to accommodate my restricted diet. She barked that it was policy that no menu items could be altered and didn't offer a solution so I didn't get any

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If I could give this placed o stars at all I would. The food is ok, but the atmosphere of children running wild and throwing silverware at other patrons was appalling. I got hit with a fork and when I complained management told me that it

3
★★★★★

If I could give this placed o stars at all I would. The food is ok, but the atmosphere of children running wild and throwing silverware at other patrons was appalling. I got hit with a fork and when I complained management told me that it

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These negative reviews don't share the overall experience of the restaurant. I go there once a week and its always good. Everything is made from scratch and love the fresh strawberry crepes. Yes it is more expensive than normal, but you

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★★★★★

These negative reviews don't share the overall experience of the restaurant. I go there once a week and its always good. Everything is made from scratch and love the fresh strawberry crepes. Yes it is more expensive than normal, but you

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You have to wonder about negative reviews for a family owned restaurant that has been here for decades and is always packed with locals. The food is consistently good. The waitresses do their best to service all the tables in a timely fashion. I love that there is never a push to vacate your table when you are done. The line can be long but it moves fast. Go while church is in session to beat the pack. Portions are ample so share with a friend or ask for a take home box. I don't find it particulary expensive since I know everything is cooked fresh and I am willing to pay for that. This takes time and fresh is more $$ everywhere- including at the supermarket. You naysayers, please do go to that cheaper place so the rest of us can be seated that much faster!

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★★★★☆

You have to wonder about negative reviews for a family owned restaurant that has been here for decades and is always packed with locals. The food is consistently good. The waitresses do their best to service all the tables in a timely fashion. I love that there is never a push to vacate your table when you are done. The line can be long but it moves fast. Go while church is in session to beat the pack. Portions are ample so share with a friend or ask for a take home box. I don't find it particulary expensive since I know everything is cooked fresh and I am willing to pay for that. This takes time and fresh is more $$ everywhere- including at the supermarket. You naysayers, please do go to that cheaper place so the rest of us can be seated that much faster!

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I've gone there for years, and seriously, after reading all the horrible reviews can't believe it!! Just the other day I heard a woman compaining because her dutch baby took too long. The waitress told her it would take almost 25 min. which is to be expected for such a large meal to cook properly. Apparantly, the customer had to get a plane and didn't want to wait so she walked out without paying!!! If you're in a hurry, don't order the omelettes, french toast or apple pancake. If you don't want to pay a little extra for made from scratch amazing food, go to denny's. There pancakes are outta this world, and I love that they also have a lunch special. There food is quality, and the only reason the oj is so expensive is because its fresh squeezed!!!!! Even the fresh squeezed at the supermarket has been freeze dried, then had color, flavor and nutrients added back in. There's is squeezed right in the back of the restaurant. I always like to try something new, and yes it can be expensive because it costs extra for somethings, but so what, its no more than 1.00 or 1.65. Any place would charge extra for things to be made special. Service is always great, food is always good!!

5
★★★★★

I've gone there for years, and seriously, after reading all the horrible reviews can't believe it!! Just the other day I heard a woman compaining because her dutch baby took too long. The waitress told her it would take almost 25 min. which is to be expected for such a large meal to cook properly. Apparantly, the customer had to get a plane and didn't want to wait so she walked out without paying!!! If you're in a hurry, don't order the omelettes, french toast or apple pancake. If you don't want to pay a little extra for made from scratch amazing food, go to denny's. There pancakes are outta this world, and I love that they also have a lunch special. There food is quality, and the only reason the oj is so expensive is because its fresh squeezed!!!!! Even the fresh squeezed at the supermarket has been freeze dried, then had color, flavor and nutrients added back in. There's is squeezed right in the back of the restaurant. I always like to try something new, and yes it can be expensive because it costs extra for somethings, but so what, its no more than 1.00 or 1.65. Any place would charge extra for things to be made special. Service is always great, food is always good!!

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My wife and I went to the Original Pancake House this morning. We had one lousy experience with their branch on Niagara Falls Blvd (the food was not cooked well), but we would like to give it a try in this one on Main Street, Williamsville.

We were very wrong. It was a even BIGGER mistake.

On our way in, we were 2nd in line for a seat. Then we saw a very strange thing - two young people left 2 dollars on the table without even touching their silverware, and walked away. I thought maybe they were in a hurry of something. Later, we were seated, and our orders taken. We kept on waiting for another 20 minutes. No food, no refill of our drinks, and the waitresses never showed up to explain why.

While we were waiting, I noticed something. The African American couple sitting near us is the only other table that was not served with food. All the white people, even the ones that came later than us, even those who sat down 10 minutes after we did, got food. Not only did they get food, but they were constantly visited by their waitresses for drink refills and whatnot. Only two tables of "colored" people are ignored.

We were very upset, and decided to leave. We could not find our waitress. We could not find anyone in the front counter. It rained very hard outside, and we were kind of hungry, but we left anyway. This restaurant is the WORST I have ever been to. I do not suggest they are racists, but I think they did a very poor job taking care ALL the customers. I will let all my friends know that it has such a poor service and lousy attitude. I will NEVER go there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I went to the Original Pancake House this morning. We had one lousy experience with their branch on Niagara Falls Blvd (the food was not cooked well), but we would like to give it a try in this one on Main Street, Williamsville.

We were very wrong. It was a even BIGGER mistake.

On our way in, we were 2nd in line for a seat. Then we saw a very strange thing - two young people left 2 dollars on the table without even touching their silverware, and walked away. I thought maybe they were in a hurry of something. Later, we were seated, and our orders taken. We kept on waiting for another 20 minutes. No food, no refill of our drinks, and the waitresses never showed up to explain why.

While we were waiting, I noticed something. The African American couple sitting near us is the only other table that was not served with food. All the white people, even the ones that came later than us, even those who sat down 10 minutes after we did, got food. Not only did they get food, but they were constantly visited by their waitresses for drink refills and whatnot. Only two tables of "colored" people are ignored.

We were very upset, and decided to leave. We could not find our waitress. We could not find anyone in the front counter. It rained very hard outside, and we were kind of hungry, but we left anyway. This restaurant is the WORST I have ever been to. I do not suggest they are racists, but I think they did a very poor job taking care ALL the customers. I will let all my friends know that it has such a poor service and lousy attitude. I will NEVER go there again.

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Poor Service

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I have been going to the original pankcake house since I was a child. It can get very busy for the weekend breakfast crowd. The service is professional although not the friendliest and they offer real fresh squeezed orange juice that come tiny glasses. Prices are reasonable and parking is easy.

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★★★☆☆

I have been going to the original pankcake house since I was a child. It can get very busy for the weekend breakfast crowd. The service is professional although not the friendliest and they offer real fresh squeezed orange juice that come tiny glasses. Prices are reasonable and parking is easy.

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I recently visited the pancake house with my 3 children We have been going there for years even though we have had other bad food instances (hair, dead insects in drinks) This visits bottom line, hair in childs choc chip pancakes resulting in throwing up, spoiling everyone else's appetite after we rec our overpriced food. Now her clothes are stained which, cost more than the 7.25 they SHOULD have refunded. Customer beware! The manager didn't even have the nerve to come and speak with me personally. It was very unprofessional.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently visited the pancake house with my 3 children We have been going there for years even though we have had other bad food instances (hair, dead insects in drinks) This visits bottom line, hair in childs choc chip pancakes resulting in throwing up, spoiling everyone else's appetite after we rec our overpriced food. Now her clothes are stained which, cost more than the 7.25 they SHOULD have refunded. Customer beware! The manager didn't even have the nerve to come and speak with me personally. It was very unprofessional.

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Sure theres a wait when people go for breakfast on Sunday morning, but for years my family and I have gone here for dinner on Mother's day, there's absolutely no wait! My favorite thing would have to be the Apple Pancake..... or the Mushroom Omlette.
Gotta have the fresh squeezed orange juice!

2
★★★★★

Sure theres a wait when people go for breakfast on Sunday morning, but for years my family and I have gone here for dinner on Mother's day, there's absolutely no wait! My favorite thing would have to be the Apple Pancake..... or the Mushroom Omlette.
Gotta have the fresh squeezed orange juice!

Pros: GREAT food, GREAT service, pretty empty for dinner

Cons: Just don't try to go for breakfast on Mothers day.

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We come to the Buffalo area once a year and have to stop here for their Dutch Baby, Crepes and Omelettes. Wish we had one in Houston.

2
★★★★★

We come to the Buffalo area once a year and have to stop here for their Dutch Baby, Crepes and Omelettes. Wish we had one in Houston.

Pros: Great food, Great Coffee, Easy Parking

Cons: Chairs are not comfor, Service a little slow

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This place gets very, very, very (VERY) busy on Sunday mornings, so if you're going to go on a Sunday, be prepared to wait.
Before I talk about the food and service, let me give you a few tips:
1) They're REALLY busy, there's a dry erase board up and you write your name and how many in your party on it. If you DON'T you'll NEVER get seated!
2) Like the rest of the area restaurants, this is a NON-SMOKING restaurant
3) The parking lot is of a fairly good size, but if they're busy, it's tough to find parking. DO NOT park in the lots of the other businesses around it, they will tow your car!

Now, down to the food:
1) Coffee - the very best in the area. Smooth, but strong, served with REAL cream and you can have as many refills as you want
2) Apple Pancake - enough for two people, the best thing on the menu
3) Dutch Baby - enough for two people, they'll show you how to assemble it properly
4) The Omelettes - they are baked in the oven, so they are HUGE and poofy, and enough for two people.
5) Pancakes with Ligonberries - out of this world!
6) Crepes - all of their crepes are of an excellent quality and delicious

They also serve lunch and dinner, but breakfast is the BEST meal to have here.

The service is top-notch, excellent, attentive, friendly, fast, but not too fast.

This place is pricey, but the food is abundant and of the best, highest quality you can find anywhere.

5
★★★★★

This place gets very, very, very (VERY) busy on Sunday mornings, so if you're going to go on a Sunday, be prepared to wait.
Before I talk about the food and service, let me give you a few tips:
1) They're REALLY busy, there's a dry erase board up and you write your name and how many in your party on it. If you DON'T you'll NEVER get seated!
2) Like the rest of the area restaurants, this is a NON-SMOKING restaurant
3) The parking lot is of a fairly good size, but if they're busy, it's tough to find parking. DO NOT park in the lots of the other businesses around it, they will tow your car!

Now, down to the food:
1) Coffee - the very best in the area. Smooth, but strong, served with REAL cream and you can have as many refills as you want
2) Apple Pancake - enough for two people, the best thing on the menu
3) Dutch Baby - enough for two people, they'll show you how to assemble it properly
4) The Omelettes - they are baked in the oven, so they are HUGE and poofy, and enough for two people.
5) Pancakes with Ligonberries - out of this world!
6) Crepes - all of their crepes are of an excellent quality and delicious

They also serve lunch and dinner, but breakfast is the BEST meal to have here.

The service is top-notch, excellent, attentive, friendly, fast, but not too fast.

This place is pricey, but the food is abundant and of the best, highest quality you can find anywhere.

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I really like this Original Pancake House better than the one on Niagara Falls Boulevard. The quality of food seems better and the restaurant has a nicer and cleaner interior, even though this place has been around longer. I love that they serve fresh squeezed orange juice and that they use real silverware. Their coffee is very good and they serve big portions of those delicious Atkin's unfriendly carbs that are just so irresistible. They also have eggs and meats and other breakfast favorites that you can order on the side that are good too. It can get a little pricey for breakfast foods, but trust me, it's totally worth it.

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★★★★☆

I really like this Original Pancake House better than the one on Niagara Falls Boulevard. The quality of food seems better and the restaurant has a nicer and cleaner interior, even though this place has been around longer. I love that they serve fresh squeezed orange juice and that they use real silverware. Their coffee is very good and they serve big portions of those delicious Atkin's unfriendly carbs that are just so irresistible. They also have eggs and meats and other breakfast favorites that you can order on the side that are good too. It can get a little pricey for breakfast foods, but trust me, it's totally worth it.

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This is the best breakfast in town. No one makes a better omelet, and it is gigantic. (Why do some reviewers criticize portions that are too big? There is no rule that says you have to finish.) Everything else is of high quality.

Expect long waits at peak times. I will agree that this place is pricy for breakfast, but you get what you pay for. Go to Denny's if you want to save money.

2
★★★★☆

This is the best breakfast in town. No one makes a better omelet, and it is gigantic. (Why do some reviewers criticize portions that are too big? There is no rule that says you have to finish.) Everything else is of high quality.

Expect long waits at peak times. I will agree that this place is pricy for breakfast, but you get what you pay for. Go to Denny's if you want to save money.

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Big deal expensive pan cakes, what is so special about them? absolutely nothing. Big pancake big price yawn.......

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★☆☆☆☆

Big deal expensive pan cakes, what is so special about them? absolutely nothing. Big pancake big price yawn.......

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A little bit on the expensive side. You will not, however, leave hungry.

Tip - Share an Apple Pancake with your dining companion. Trust me, it will make you forget your middle name!

2
★★★★★

A little bit on the expensive side. You will not, however, leave hungry.

Tip - Share an Apple Pancake with your dining companion. Trust me, it will make you forget your middle name!

Pros: portions, variety, food quality

Cons: crowded, parking-Main St. only

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All the items are out of this world. You have to try the strawberry waffle or the chocolate chip pancakes (you have to have milk with these babies and be prepared for the sugar high)

Try the dutch baby - hope you are hungry.

2
★★★★☆

All the items are out of this world. You have to try the strawberry waffle or the chocolate chip pancakes (you have to have milk with these babies and be prepared for the sugar high)

Try the dutch baby - hope you are hungry.

Pros: excellent food

Cons: crowded

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They should have stayed with one location. Since they have decided to compete with the Anderson's and grow grow grow. They have become a very average place to eat. The food at the new locations is terrible ecspecially for what you pay. The service at the new locations is even less desireable. Rethink what you have done to your reputation.

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★☆☆☆☆

They should have stayed with one location. Since they have decided to compete with the Anderson's and grow grow grow. They have become a very average place to eat. The food at the new locations is terrible ecspecially for what you pay. The service at the new locations is even less desireable. Rethink what you have done to your reputation.

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Oversized portions, pricey. Would prefer smaller portions and decreased price. Good quality pancakes, crepes. Service could be better. Seating is close. More often than not, you must wait in line.

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★★☆☆☆

Oversized portions, pricey. Would prefer smaller portions and decreased price. Good quality pancakes, crepes. Service could be better. Seating is close. More often than not, you must wait in line.

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I understand that people like familiarity, but to the point of saying bland, overpriced and overdone portions are the "best" in Buffalo?

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★☆☆☆☆

I understand that people like familiarity, but to the point of saying bland, overpriced and overdone portions are the "best" in Buffalo?

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way over rated, not worth the wait, the breakfast food is too big - omlettes the size of your head for 8 bucks is a lunch, not breakfast.

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★☆☆☆☆

way over rated, not worth the wait, the breakfast food is too big - omlettes the size of your head for 8 bucks is a lunch, not breakfast.

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I love stopping here for breakfast at least once when I come back to visit my family. It is a "given" on my morning breakfast stop to meet up with old friends.

2
★★★★★

I love stopping here for breakfast at least once when I come back to visit my family. It is a "given" on my morning breakfast stop to meet up with old friends.

Pros: excellent food, no problem parking

Cons: pricey, sometimes a long wait

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Awesome breakfast place! We drive up from Rochester to take my in-laws for brunch when they are in town - they always think its worth the drive!

2
★★★★★

Awesome breakfast place! We drive up from Rochester to take my in-laws for brunch when they are in town - they always think its worth the drive!

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The Original Pancake House is "The Besta" for
breakfast. We have tried most of the offerings and they are all great - we have a hard time choosing. My husband likes the fresh strawberry waffles and I
love the raspberry crepes. The omelets are large,
fluffy and scrumptious. There is real cream for the
coffee. We are so glad that they have added
another restauraunt on the N. F. Boulevard.

2
★★★★★

The Original Pancake House is "The Besta" for
breakfast. We have tried most of the offerings and they are all great - we have a hard time choosing. My husband likes the fresh strawberry waffles and I
love the raspberry crepes. The omelets are large,
fluffy and scrumptious. There is real cream for the
coffee. We are so glad that they have added
another restauraunt on the N. F. Boulevard.

Pros: quality, worth short wait, good parking

Cons: sometimes crowded

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When you've got a craving for apple pancakes or the famous Dutch Babies.

2
★★★★★

When you've got a craving for apple pancakes or the famous Dutch Babies.

Pros: worth waiting around

Cons: not for the impatient

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Every time I go the Original Pancake House I am pleased with what I order. I can't say this too many times about other restaurants. From pancakes to crapes and waffles this place has it all. All the fruit in everything I order tastes like it has just been picked. The apple cinnamon waffle is so good I would order it almost every time but I finally decided to try other delicious orders too. I'm glad I did. You don't want to miss out on apricot and banana crapes or fluffy eggs. The fresh sqeezed OJ is just the start before you taste your breakfast.

2
★★★★★

Every time I go the Original Pancake House I am pleased with what I order. I can't say this too many times about other restaurants. From pancakes to crapes and waffles this place has it all. All the fruit in everything I order tastes like it has just been picked. The apple cinnamon waffle is so good I would order it almost every time but I finally decided to try other delicious orders too. I'm glad I did. You don't want to miss out on apricot and banana crapes or fluffy eggs. The fresh sqeezed OJ is just the start before you taste your breakfast.

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I have never seen such a big omlette in my life! The food is very good, expecially for the decent price. The portions are huge.

2
★★★★★

I have never seen such a big omlette in my life! The food is very good, expecially for the decent price. The portions are huge.

 

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