The Original Pancake House

★★★☆☆
  • 8601 SW 24th Ave

    Portland, OR 97219

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  • 503-246-9007

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Wednesday To Sunday From 07:00 AM To 03:00 PM
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We went on a Saturday. Didn't even get to eat because they take ONLY checks and cash. Guess they think they are too good for those of us who prefer to use debit cards. From eating there as a child, I do know they are over priced. The wait was long. The hostess acted like she didn't want to be there, and she just assumes you know how their waiting line works. They gave us a stub with a number. Not even a "good morning" was said. We'll find another place to go, like Banning's in Tigard.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went on a Saturday. Didn't even get to eat because they take ONLY checks and cash. Guess they think they are too good for those of us who prefer to use debit cards. From eating there as a child, I do know they are over priced. The wait was long. The hostess acted like she didn't want to be there, and she just assumes you know how their waiting line works. They gave us a stub with a number. Not even a "good morning" was said. We'll find another place to go, like Banning's in Tigard.

Pros: Apple pancake is good

Cons: Cash and checks only, short on parking, staff snobby

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Not a large enough dining room, so you may have to wait a bit to get in, but a great slice of Portland's history. Charming atmosphere and amazing menu selection.

5
★★★★★

Not a large enough dining room, so you may have to wait a bit to get in, but a great slice of Portland's history. Charming atmosphere and amazing menu selection.

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Great pancakes, all different varieties! You'd have to visit this place for years to try all the delicious things on the menu.

4
★★★★☆

Great pancakes, all different varieties! You'd have to visit this place for years to try all the delicious things on the menu.

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WOW, The selection is incredible. The food abundant, and if you are gluten free you can eat here :)

Be prepared for a wait a lot of people know how good this place is....
My personal favorite would be the Irish omelet, oh yummm

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★★★★☆

WOW, The selection is incredible. The food abundant, and if you are gluten free you can eat here :)

Be prepared for a wait a lot of people know how good this place is....
My personal favorite would be the Irish omelet, oh yummm

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I can't believe it's taken me so long to discover the Original Pancake House. They have an unbelievable selection of pancakes as well as other items on the menu. Their pancakes are delicious and what else very "original." I had the dutch apple pancake which is like eating apple pie. Always busy, but well worth the wait.

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★★★★★

I can't believe it's taken me so long to discover the Original Pancake House. They have an unbelievable selection of pancakes as well as other items on the menu. Their pancakes are delicious and what else very "original." I had the dutch apple pancake which is like eating apple pie. Always busy, but well worth the wait.

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This is it - the best place to get pancakes in Portland. Will you have to wait? Yes, but it's a Portland tradition, and the food is excellent. Anything on the breakfast menu is worth the wait.

5
★★★★★

This is it - the best place to get pancakes in Portland. Will you have to wait? Yes, but it's a Portland tradition, and the food is excellent. Anything on the breakfast menu is worth the wait.

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I have been going to the Original Pancake House since the 50's with my grandmother. After a tour in Europe my wife and I went back and what a change in a few years! Crowded, like they squeezed in every table possible, horrible coffee, mediocre food, poor service and way over priced. We will not be going back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been going to the Original Pancake House since the 50's with my grandmother. After a tour in Europe my wife and I went back and what a change in a few years! Crowded, like they squeezed in every table possible, horrible coffee, mediocre food, poor service and way over priced. We will not be going back.

Cons: poor quality, crowded, poor service

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We had a cup of tea and a cup of coffee totaling $6.50. Oh and my $4.00 tomato juice. $10.50 in beverages. When I asked what the $6.50 was for, they said it was for the tea and coffee. She also mentioned it was because they have a special coffee. Makes sense when it comes to the "stash" tea I got for $3.25. Bet that was a "real special" blend just for them! My meal was overpriced as well. I ordered an omlet and I guess it comes with a side of pancakes. That way they can justify it being an $11 omlet. If you want to eat way too much, this is probably the place.

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★☆☆☆☆

We had a cup of tea and a cup of coffee totaling $6.50. Oh and my $4.00 tomato juice. $10.50 in beverages. When I asked what the $6.50 was for, they said it was for the tea and coffee. She also mentioned it was because they have a special coffee. Makes sense when it comes to the "stash" tea I got for $3.25. Bet that was a "real special" blend just for them! My meal was overpriced as well. I ordered an omlet and I guess it comes with a side of pancakes. That way they can justify it being an $11 omlet. If you want to eat way too much, this is probably the place.

Pros: Pancake Options

Cons: Beverages and portions

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I have always loved this restaurant and have been to many of their locations across the country. I usually get the Dutch Baby when I have the extra time to wait. What I don't understand is why the prices at the Portland location are 50%+ higher than any other location. I had breakfast by myself and the bill was $20 for a small waffle, a bowl of strawberries, and cup of coffee. While the food was decent, it didn't knock me over, particularly to the point that it justified a $20 bill and I was still hungry when I left (and I'm not a particularly big eater, I usually take 1/2 of my restaurant meals home for leftovers). And this was after waiting 15 minutes to be seated on a weekday morning and being stuck in a corner seat that I could barely get into because of the cramped quarters. I will not be going back to the Original Pancake House again unless I travel back East where the prices match the quality and quanity of food you receive.

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★★☆☆☆

I have always loved this restaurant and have been to many of their locations across the country. I usually get the Dutch Baby when I have the extra time to wait. What I don't understand is why the prices at the Portland location are 50%+ higher than any other location. I had breakfast by myself and the bill was $20 for a small waffle, a bowl of strawberries, and cup of coffee. While the food was decent, it didn't knock me over, particularly to the point that it justified a $20 bill and I was still hungry when I left (and I'm not a particularly big eater, I usually take 1/2 of my restaurant meals home for leftovers). And this was after waiting 15 minutes to be seated on a weekday morning and being stuck in a corner seat that I could barely get into because of the cramped quarters. I will not be going back to the Original Pancake House again unless I travel back East where the prices match the quality and quanity of food you receive.

Pros: Decent food

Cons: Take out a second mortgage before you go

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I'm responding to the other inquiry about the server who used to work at this restaurant. Her name is Caitlyn. I asked another server what happened to her on our laast visit, but got a bit of an attitude and no info. Our family has been coming to the Pancake House for years, but after being served by her and experiencing her charismatic and caring attitude, we waited only for her tables/section. It's rare to find good customer service but this girl really shined. I watched as she embraced customers as if they were family, not just to us but every customer. Of course, the quality of food is incredible and the coffee is to die for. Needless to say, this restaurant comes highly recommended. However, without this particular young lady, it seems dull. She used to make such a fun production out of our twin boys birthdays every year! We are saddened by her departure and I speak for our entire family when I say that she will be missed.

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★★★★☆

I'm responding to the other inquiry about the server who used to work at this restaurant. Her name is Caitlyn. I asked another server what happened to her on our laast visit, but got a bit of an attitude and no info. Our family has been coming to the Pancake House for years, but after being served by her and experiencing her charismatic and caring attitude, we waited only for her tables/section. It's rare to find good customer service but this girl really shined. I watched as she embraced customers as if they were family, not just to us but every customer. Of course, the quality of food is incredible and the coffee is to die for. Needless to say, this restaurant comes highly recommended. However, without this particular young lady, it seems dull. She used to make such a fun production out of our twin boys birthdays every year! We are saddened by her departure and I speak for our entire family when I say that she will be missed.

Pros: Great food and coffee

Cons: Saddened by missing waitress

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I apologize for asking a personal question in this particular forum, but I was wondering where a particular server went. Unfortunately I don't recall her name, but she was employed at this restaurant for a few years. I was wondering if she had moved to another establishment. I, along with my family, have been in on several Saturday mornings and she has not been there. If another employee or manager sees this, I'd be pleased to know if she was simply on vacation, or if she had indeed moved to another restaurant. She was so sweet to our family, I can't believe I never caught her name! My 3 year old daughter adored this young lady, so any knowledge about where she went would be greatly appreciated. She had brown hair, average height and always wore a bow in her hair when we saw her. Thanks for any info!

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★☆☆☆☆

I apologize for asking a personal question in this particular forum, but I was wondering where a particular server went. Unfortunately I don't recall her name, but she was employed at this restaurant for a few years. I was wondering if she had moved to another establishment. I, along with my family, have been in on several Saturday mornings and she has not been there. If another employee or manager sees this, I'd be pleased to know if she was simply on vacation, or if she had indeed moved to another restaurant. She was so sweet to our family, I can't believe I never caught her name! My 3 year old daughter adored this young lady, so any knowledge about where she went would be greatly appreciated. She had brown hair, average height and always wore a bow in her hair when we saw her. Thanks for any info!

Pros: GREAT food, GREAT service

Cons: Wondering where GREAT server went

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My fiance and I came in because of hearing such great things about the food and ended up waiting AN HOUR AND FIFTEEN MINUTES. We finally got sat down and our server seemed a little off-she wouldn't make any eye contact with us and obviously was new at her position. She didn't know answers and seemed really anxious to get away from our table to help another. It's a really busy place but we were not checked on once. Only when our food and check was brought to us. And she got my order wrong-I didn't want to wait so my fiance just ate it. It was awful service and the food might have been good if the server paid any attention to what I had said. All the servers seemed a little flustered and uncomfortable. It was an awkward environment to be in. Like we were being rushed in and rushed out. It was awful. And I am preschool teacher and babysit all the time-so from the previous reviews, I wont be bringing any of my kids in. Don't waste your time. We had a wonderful experience at the Stepping Stone Cafe in Portland. Very fun, Kid friendly and no scary waitresses.

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★☆☆☆☆

My fiance and I came in because of hearing such great things about the food and ended up waiting AN HOUR AND FIFTEEN MINUTES. We finally got sat down and our server seemed a little off-she wouldn't make any eye contact with us and obviously was new at her position. She didn't know answers and seemed really anxious to get away from our table to help another. It's a really busy place but we were not checked on once. Only when our food and check was brought to us. And she got my order wrong-I didn't want to wait so my fiance just ate it. It was awful service and the food might have been good if the server paid any attention to what I had said. All the servers seemed a little flustered and uncomfortable. It was an awkward environment to be in. Like we were being rushed in and rushed out. It was awful. And I am preschool teacher and babysit all the time-so from the previous reviews, I wont be bringing any of my kids in. Don't waste your time. We had a wonderful experience at the Stepping Stone Cafe in Portland. Very fun, Kid friendly and no scary waitresses.

Pros: We got our check as fast as our food

Cons: Awful customer service, long waits, overpriced, awkward environment

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Let me be perfectly clear- this is a good place. Prices are a little up there, but the quality of food backs it up. I like to go early to avoid the wait, but since this unfortunate economy, it's not as thriving as it used to be. I've been a semi-regular customer for a few years. I was in 2 weeks ago in fact. What I like most, besides the GREAT coffee and food, is the atmosphere. I swear, the place hasn't changed in years. I guess I'm not big on change so it appeals to me. There are so many great things about this family owned establishment, I have only one con- customer service. I'm not singling any one of the ladies out, I've just noticed a swift decline in the way they used to genuinely care about the title of "customer service." I don't mean to speak poorly of employees, it just lacks the appeal it once had. If an employee or supervisor reads this, I would suggest some kind of workshop, or lesson on the extreme importance of caring for customers. That's what keeps people coming back, besides the food, of course. If I am speaking with complete honesty, I would rather enjoy my meal alone in silence than listening to, at times, very inappropriate discussions, vulgar language and the lack ( and laughs) of caring for customers. It's a place worth going to, but I was very disappointed in the majority of the staff.

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★★★☆☆

Let me be perfectly clear- this is a good place. Prices are a little up there, but the quality of food backs it up. I like to go early to avoid the wait, but since this unfortunate economy, it's not as thriving as it used to be. I've been a semi-regular customer for a few years. I was in 2 weeks ago in fact. What I like most, besides the GREAT coffee and food, is the atmosphere. I swear, the place hasn't changed in years. I guess I'm not big on change so it appeals to me. There are so many great things about this family owned establishment, I have only one con- customer service. I'm not singling any one of the ladies out, I've just noticed a swift decline in the way they used to genuinely care about the title of "customer service." I don't mean to speak poorly of employees, it just lacks the appeal it once had. If an employee or supervisor reads this, I would suggest some kind of workshop, or lesson on the extreme importance of caring for customers. That's what keeps people coming back, besides the food, of course. If I am speaking with complete honesty, I would rather enjoy my meal alone in silence than listening to, at times, very inappropriate discussions, vulgar language and the lack ( and laughs) of caring for customers. It's a place worth going to, but I was very disappointed in the majority of the staff.

Pros: Good food, Good Ambience

Cons: Poor Customer Service, Lack of Care, Parking, Long waits on the weekends

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This place is amazing. I think this place was the first place my parents took me to get breakfast. Now that I've been to other places I don't want to go to other places. We spend every Fathers Day and Mother Day there. The service might be alittle off, but at least they aren't stuck-up! The food is fantastic, the prices are pretty acceptable, and gosh darn it, if people like it and want to try it, don't stop them! They might like it, they might not! So what! Is that your problam? Everyone ahs different oppinions and I think its pretty darn great!

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★★★★☆

This place is amazing. I think this place was the first place my parents took me to get breakfast. Now that I've been to other places I don't want to go to other places. We spend every Fathers Day and Mother Day there. The service might be alittle off, but at least they aren't stuck-up! The food is fantastic, the prices are pretty acceptable, and gosh darn it, if people like it and want to try it, don't stop them! They might like it, they might not! So what! Is that your problam? Everyone ahs different oppinions and I think its pretty darn great!

Pros: Good food, normal prices, it was original

Cons: Service was a tiny off, but not too bad

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I, along wih my husband and two sons, have been to this establishment a few times, but regretfully will not be back. My parents were regulars at the "Great Original Pancake House" in "the old days" and would rave about stellar food and customer service, so naturally I brought my family. Besides the long wait, which honestly was expected, given that it was a Sunday. My family and I were ignored for at least ten minutes before our server even looked at us. I know that this restaurant is busy, so obviously I didn't fuss over it. Our food took (no exaggeration) 45 minutes and we got not one refill of coffee. All of this was NOTHING compared to the language we heard from 2 of the servers, one of them being ours. Our server had short dark hair, and I actually heard her say something about doing white powder, and "nose candy", loudly in the kitchen while the other young lady actually laughed about it! Now maybe in some truck stops that language is appropriate around people, or maybe I am making a mountain out of a mole hill, but I know their reputation is tarnished to me, and anyone I know. I'm thankful my sons didn't hear it, but frankly I'm outraged. The food is good, the wait is long, but please do NOT expect good service. NOT a place for children or families, not with that kind of trash working there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I, along wih my husband and two sons, have been to this establishment a few times, but regretfully will not be back. My parents were regulars at the "Great Original Pancake House" in "the old days" and would rave about stellar food and customer service, so naturally I brought my family. Besides the long wait, which honestly was expected, given that it was a Sunday. My family and I were ignored for at least ten minutes before our server even looked at us. I know that this restaurant is busy, so obviously I didn't fuss over it. Our food took (no exaggeration) 45 minutes and we got not one refill of coffee. All of this was NOTHING compared to the language we heard from 2 of the servers, one of them being ours. Our server had short dark hair, and I actually heard her say something about doing white powder, and "nose candy", loudly in the kitchen while the other young lady actually laughed about it! Now maybe in some truck stops that language is appropriate around people, or maybe I am making a mountain out of a mole hill, but I know their reputation is tarnished to me, and anyone I know. I'm thankful my sons didn't hear it, but frankly I'm outraged. The food is good, the wait is long, but please do NOT expect good service. NOT a place for children or families, not with that kind of trash working there.

Pros: ORIGINAL STRUCTURE IS BEAUTIFUL AND IS A PLUS

Cons: HORRIBLE SERVICE, BAD LANGUAGE, POOR PERFORMANCE

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I heard so many wonderful things about the restaurant so I took my two children and husband in to experience the great reputation. After waiting for about 45 minutes, my family and I were pointed to our table and were handed menus. Our waitress came over smelling of alcohol and her appearance was a disgrace. My husband and I could literally smell her evening from the night before, that is a problem. Other than our drunk waitress, she had forgotten to refill our coffee for about 20 minutes, so another kind waitress stepped in and apologized. The food was undercooked, over priced and seemed very disorganized for a restaurant I have heard so much about. I am in public relations and I am extremely dissatisfied with a restaurant I wanted to give a great review. And I will be talking to the manager about the waitress so that no other family has to witness that kind of behavior and disrespect.

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★☆☆☆☆

I heard so many wonderful things about the restaurant so I took my two children and husband in to experience the great reputation. After waiting for about 45 minutes, my family and I were pointed to our table and were handed menus. Our waitress came over smelling of alcohol and her appearance was a disgrace. My husband and I could literally smell her evening from the night before, that is a problem. Other than our drunk waitress, she had forgotten to refill our coffee for about 20 minutes, so another kind waitress stepped in and apologized. The food was undercooked, over priced and seemed very disorganized for a restaurant I have heard so much about. I am in public relations and I am extremely dissatisfied with a restaurant I wanted to give a great review. And I will be talking to the manager about the waitress so that no other family has to witness that kind of behavior and disrespect.

Pros: None

Cons: Hungover waitresses, long wait, over priced food, overall terrible customer service. If you have children, stay out of that restaurant.

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This restaurant has pros and cons. Pros are the friendly service and tasty food. Cons are the prices, the cramped seating and not being able to pay with a credit/debit card. Are you kidding me!? Who doesn't accept credit/debit cards these days? My friend and I had no idea until we received our bill and realized we had nothing to pay with. We ended up driving to the bank, taking out money and then driving back to pay our bill. Irritating.

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★★☆☆☆

This restaurant has pros and cons. Pros are the friendly service and tasty food. Cons are the prices, the cramped seating and not being able to pay with a credit/debit card. Are you kidding me!? Who doesn't accept credit/debit cards these days? My friend and I had no idea until we received our bill and realized we had nothing to pay with. We ended up driving to the bank, taking out money and then driving back to pay our bill. Irritating.

Pros: good food, friendly service

Cons: not accepting credit/debit cards and high prices

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Best breakfast in Portland - I don't think so. Marginal coffee for $3, side of bacon over $6 and a mushroom omelet that had a "sherry" sauce that could a rival a can of Campbell's cream of mushroom with some gallo sherry thrown in - it was horrible (did I mention bland?). The fruit is fresh but I expect that , seeing as I live in Oregon. Wait is long, tables cramped and the service is marginal. We had to wade through the busy dining area to pay our "cash only" bill. I grew up going to the location on Scottsdale Rd in AZ and it was a good family place but as an adult I prefer not to overdose on sugar. In conclusion, with so many options in Portland like Marcos or O'connors a mile away , why would you bother going here? This was a disappointment after my experiences in the past.

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★☆☆☆☆

Best breakfast in Portland - I don't think so. Marginal coffee for $3, side of bacon over $6 and a mushroom omelet that had a "sherry" sauce that could a rival a can of Campbell's cream of mushroom with some gallo sherry thrown in - it was horrible (did I mention bland?). The fruit is fresh but I expect that , seeing as I live in Oregon. Wait is long, tables cramped and the service is marginal. We had to wade through the busy dining area to pay our "cash only" bill. I grew up going to the location on Scottsdale Rd in AZ and it was a good family place but as an adult I prefer not to overdose on sugar. In conclusion, with so many options in Portland like Marcos or O'connors a mile away , why would you bother going here? This was a disappointment after my experiences in the past.

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its funny how so many people can complain about this place. Yes the wait can be long. if you dont want to wait dont go in at the very busiest part of the day. Are you grouchy people just extremly hungery these days. About the prices. Yes it is a tad spendy. but for the quality your getting just such up and enjoy it. The berries are always fresh. The waitresses work hard to serve you to your every need. If your complaining about this food you must not have a tongue. This is definitley the best breakfast restaurant in all of Portland. No wonder its such a huge franchise all over the country. If you guys want cheap food , i heard the homeless shelter is serving split pea soup tonight. So stop complaining people. no one likes haters

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★★★★★

its funny how so many people can complain about this place. Yes the wait can be long. if you dont want to wait dont go in at the very busiest part of the day. Are you grouchy people just extremly hungery these days. About the prices. Yes it is a tad spendy. but for the quality your getting just such up and enjoy it. The berries are always fresh. The waitresses work hard to serve you to your every need. If your complaining about this food you must not have a tongue. This is definitley the best breakfast restaurant in all of Portland. No wonder its such a huge franchise all over the country. If you guys want cheap food , i heard the homeless shelter is serving split pea soup tonight. So stop complaining people. no one likes haters

Pros: everthing

Cons: the losers who complain and dont deserve to eat here. hope your table isnt next to theirs!

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How much do you think blueberry pancakes, a side of bacon, and a cup of coffee should cost? If you answered $17.50, you'd be right! With tip, that's over $20! Heck, the cup of coffee was $3 alone... though maybe they charged me extra for the sugar and cream.

Not until I see the blueberries picked fresh from a burning shrub, have Jose Superbueno pour my coffee with a smile, served up with bacon (nothing special here, all bacon is fine in my book) will I feel that $20 is a fair price.

Note to Citysearch: update your Meal Price from just one $.

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★★☆☆☆

How much do you think blueberry pancakes, a side of bacon, and a cup of coffee should cost? If you answered $17.50, you'd be right! With tip, that's over $20! Heck, the cup of coffee was $3 alone... though maybe they charged me extra for the sugar and cream.

Not until I see the blueberries picked fresh from a burning shrub, have Jose Superbueno pour my coffee with a smile, served up with bacon (nothing special here, all bacon is fine in my book) will I feel that $20 is a fair price.

Note to Citysearch: update your Meal Price from just one $.

Pros: Tasty but

Cons: Expensive

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It was our first time at this restaurant after hearing so much about it. Yes, we had a long wait, but were prepared for that. Once we were seated by the hostess, we were greated quickly by our waitress. She said that she knew we probably had a long wait, but the food was well worth it. When we told her that it was our first time there, she made such a fun production about it! She explained the menu and told us that we really couldn't go wrong with anything. She was right! We ordered the Dutch Baby and a corned beef omelette and it was INCREDIBLE. The best breakfast I've ever had, and the service was fresh and fun. I didn't catch her full name, but Cat was on the ticket...must be short for something. Anyways, we will now become regulars at this great place, because of the food and service!

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★★★★★

It was our first time at this restaurant after hearing so much about it. Yes, we had a long wait, but were prepared for that. Once we were seated by the hostess, we were greated quickly by our waitress. She said that she knew we probably had a long wait, but the food was well worth it. When we told her that it was our first time there, she made such a fun production about it! She explained the menu and told us that we really couldn't go wrong with anything. She was right! We ordered the Dutch Baby and a corned beef omelette and it was INCREDIBLE. The best breakfast I've ever had, and the service was fresh and fun. I didn't catch her full name, but Cat was on the ticket...must be short for something. Anyways, we will now become regulars at this great place, because of the food and service!

Pros: GREAT food and service

Cons: Small parking lot, long wait, but worth it!

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If you like hanging around drunk and stoned people dressed wierd and swearing, this is your kind of place!

Have Kids? Don't even consider this hole.

The food was fine, but in no way was it worth the time to check it out. I'll never be back again!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you like hanging around drunk and stoned people dressed wierd and swearing, this is your kind of place!

Have Kids? Don't even consider this hole.

The food was fine, but in no way was it worth the time to check it out. I'll never be back again!

Pros: Hmmmm... Not Really!

Cons: Service Culture Seating Profanity Drunks Stoners Rowdy People Prices Cleanliness

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I went to this restaurant because it is literally around the corner from my house. Brought friends, who for some reason heard it was recommended. We waited around 40 minutes for a table and had thin, flabby waffles. Bill was outrageous for waffles worse than Eggos.
NOW, if you want a great breakfast that comes up practically before you ordered it, superfresh coffee (and full espresso choices), supernice service, and a kid-, family-, biker-, etc.-friendly establishment, try Miller's Homestead Inn. It's 5 miles south of this place, right off I-5 (exit 294), plenty of parking, and open 5:30 am to 9:00 pm, all week. We go there for lattes and breakfast and LOVE IT!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this restaurant because it is literally around the corner from my house. Brought friends, who for some reason heard it was recommended. We waited around 40 minutes for a table and had thin, flabby waffles. Bill was outrageous for waffles worse than Eggos.
NOW, if you want a great breakfast that comes up practically before you ordered it, superfresh coffee (and full espresso choices), supernice service, and a kid-, family-, biker-, etc.-friendly establishment, try Miller's Homestead Inn. It's 5 miles south of this place, right off I-5 (exit 294), plenty of parking, and open 5:30 am to 9:00 pm, all week. We go there for lattes and breakfast and LOVE IT!

Pros: Uh, none.

Cons: Overpriced, no parking, food meh.

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I have been going here for years and the food is exceptional. It's one of those places that you crave. The food is fresh and great quality. The wait is long at times but well worth it. I always take my guests that come into town here. The servers are so sweet and always go above and beyond eventhough they are packed!

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★★★★★

I have been going here for years and the food is exceptional. It's one of those places that you crave. The food is fresh and great quality. The wait is long at times but well worth it. I always take my guests that come into town here. The servers are so sweet and always go above and beyond eventhough they are packed!

Pros: Food quality, Service

Cons: Long wait and a little bit on the spendy side!

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It was so horrible, I don't think I would ever go back. There was no wait (around 7:30am on sat). I wanted to order an omelette with a waffle but they didn't let me substitute the pancakes with waffle. I wanted to eat eggs and a waffle, but a side of ONE egg was $3.75, which is ridiculous when you can get a dozen of eggs for $2 at a grocery store. So I ordered a waffle with fresh fruit. Since they obviously thought that waffles were too good to replace pancakes, I wanted to taste them.

My waffle was thin, small, and sad. It was crushed under the weight of the fruits and not a trace of crispiness. The bottom of the waffle was flat, as if not enough batter was used to reach both sides of the waffle maker. It was the worst waffle I've ever had in my entire life, including the waffles I used to make as a child with a fake oven. If I were a chef, I would never serve something like that to my customer. A sad sad place.

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★☆☆☆☆

It was so horrible, I don't think I would ever go back. There was no wait (around 7:30am on sat). I wanted to order an omelette with a waffle but they didn't let me substitute the pancakes with waffle. I wanted to eat eggs and a waffle, but a side of ONE egg was $3.75, which is ridiculous when you can get a dozen of eggs for $2 at a grocery store. So I ordered a waffle with fresh fruit. Since they obviously thought that waffles were too good to replace pancakes, I wanted to taste them.

My waffle was thin, small, and sad. It was crushed under the weight of the fruits and not a trace of crispiness. The bottom of the waffle was flat, as if not enough batter was used to reach both sides of the waffle maker. It was the worst waffle I've ever had in my entire life, including the waffles I used to make as a child with a fake oven. If I were a chef, I would never serve something like that to my customer. A sad sad place.

Pros: Big teapot

Cons: Waffles

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When I went to this place I had to wait 40 minutes. when my name was about to be called this couple walked in .the waitress seated them write away at a community table. when confronted about letting the couple go ahead of me ,the waitress very rudely explained the community table policy. I asked to see the manager and the manager wanted to seat me at that time. I said I would take the table. and after waiting for a few minutes I was asked to leave. The waitress had lied and said I used profanity. thanks for being the first restaurant I have ever been kicked out of. I hope you treat your future guests with more respect.

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★☆☆☆☆

When I went to this place I had to wait 40 minutes. when my name was about to be called this couple walked in .the waitress seated them write away at a community table. when confronted about letting the couple go ahead of me ,the waitress very rudely explained the community table policy. I asked to see the manager and the manager wanted to seat me at that time. I said I would take the table. and after waiting for a few minutes I was asked to leave. The waitress had lied and said I used profanity. thanks for being the first restaurant I have ever been kicked out of. I hope you treat your future guests with more respect.

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the best breakfast in chicago? Walker brother's pancake house and the original pancake house.
the best breakfast in orange county? the original pancake house.
guess where these restaurants came from? THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE from OREGON. they actually give props to the "original" original pancake house from oregon on their menus.

i have been to all these places personally and they all taste very similar, especially omelletes.
Yes, the service can be slow and long. all these places i mention (and i'm sure there are way more than what i mentioned) are busy and takes forever to be seated. but it's always packed. for a good reason. the best breakfast anywhere.

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★★★★★

the best breakfast in chicago? Walker brother's pancake house and the original pancake house.
the best breakfast in orange county? the original pancake house.
guess where these restaurants came from? THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE from OREGON. they actually give props to the "original" original pancake house from oregon on their menus.

i have been to all these places personally and they all taste very similar, especially omelletes.
Yes, the service can be slow and long. all these places i mention (and i'm sure there are way more than what i mentioned) are busy and takes forever to be seated. but it's always packed. for a good reason. the best breakfast anywhere.

Pros: awesome breakfast. fresh everything.

Cons: long waits

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We went on a Sunday morning, early. Only had to wait about 10 minutes. They sat us in the back next to a drink station. Poor service, and I believe because we were in biker style attire with leather jackets and jeans. We only ever got coffee. The waitress took our order and we sat there for 40 minutes, and she never came back to even check on us. Many people seated after us were served their meals and we waited. This place is way over priced, and way overrated. Go to Elmer's you will get a much better breakfast.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went on a Sunday morning, early. Only had to wait about 10 minutes. They sat us in the back next to a drink station. Poor service, and I believe because we were in biker style attire with leather jackets and jeans. We only ever got coffee. The waitress took our order and we sat there for 40 minutes, and she never came back to even check on us. Many people seated after us were served their meals and we waited. This place is way over priced, and way overrated. Go to Elmer's you will get a much better breakfast.

Pros: Quaint place with a nice atmosphere.

Cons: Very poor service, and long, long, waits.

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All I wanted was to call in an order to pick up on a lazy Sunday. Boy was I wrong, who doesn't do phone orders? It's not like it was for a party it was for TWO! Okay, I'll get up and go in to get an order to go. Heading South on Barbur Blvd. to SW 24th you can't make a left turn to get into their parking lot. So I go up and turn around. Great, the dinky lot is full! I Gotta go back out and come back in again cause there is only enough room to go one way. I'm really starting to wonder if this is all worth it. So I finally get a spot and head in. There has got to be about 20 peple waiting, good thing I don't want to stay and eat I just want to get it and run. I walk up to the hostess to put in my request. She tells me I have to wait in line! What line? "The line for those being seated." she said. Was she serious? Apparently, yes! She told me it would be considored cutting if my order was put in right away. All those people were waiting for a seat to eat all I wanted was to take my food to eat. Arrgg! The last thing she said before I walked out was it will be at least 40 minutes for food! Wow!

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★★★☆☆

All I wanted was to call in an order to pick up on a lazy Sunday. Boy was I wrong, who doesn't do phone orders? It's not like it was for a party it was for TWO! Okay, I'll get up and go in to get an order to go. Heading South on Barbur Blvd. to SW 24th you can't make a left turn to get into their parking lot. So I go up and turn around. Great, the dinky lot is full! I Gotta go back out and come back in again cause there is only enough room to go one way. I'm really starting to wonder if this is all worth it. So I finally get a spot and head in. There has got to be about 20 peple waiting, good thing I don't want to stay and eat I just want to get it and run. I walk up to the hostess to put in my request. She tells me I have to wait in line! What line? "The line for those being seated." she said. Was she serious? Apparently, yes! She told me it would be considored cutting if my order was put in right away. All those people were waiting for a seat to eat all I wanted was to take my food to eat. Arrgg! The last thing she said before I walked out was it will be at least 40 minutes for food! Wow!

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I have visited this restaurant a few times, basically out of desperation becuase there is not a similar breakfast stop in my area. While the food meets your expections, the cramped dining room, inefficient service, and long wait times make it difficult to recommend. Someone please open a breakfast joint in my area!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have visited this restaurant a few times, basically out of desperation becuase there is not a similar breakfast stop in my area. While the food meets your expections, the cramped dining room, inefficient service, and long wait times make it difficult to recommend. Someone please open a breakfast joint in my area!!

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My hubby and I had a day alone together without our son. So we decided to start the day with breakfast out. We have always wanted to try OPH so we decided to go there. Our wait wasn't too long (about 10 minutes) despite the long line. The first thing I noticed was how crowded and noisy it was. Tables were practically stacked on top of eachother! The waitress got our drinks started. An OJ and an apple juice. I was amazed with size of the glasses when she arrived with our drinks! $3 for that !? The OJ was good but come on. The only highlight was breakfast. My hubby had the Dutch Baby and I had the Coconut Pancakes. I thought $9.50 and $8 was a bit spendy for just one Dutch Baby and several pancakes. But they were good. The service was average. The waitress was fairly nice. I've seen worse! Then it came time to pay. That was the aggrivating part, they don't except credit ! My poor hubby had to go get cash. I sat and sipped my tiny glass of OJ and waited. I sat there for about 5 minutes and then the hostess came up and said there were a lot of people waiting and I needed to go now. I was a bit shocked, I have never experienced that before. It seems like they are pushing to get people out quickly. What are we cattle? My hubby told the waitress when he got back with the cash that he didn't realize they don't except credit. She said "Oh that's OK it happens 40 times a day." Yikes. All in all it wasn't an all together bad experience but I doubt I will be back.

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★★☆☆☆

My hubby and I had a day alone together without our son. So we decided to start the day with breakfast out. We have always wanted to try OPH so we decided to go there. Our wait wasn't too long (about 10 minutes) despite the long line. The first thing I noticed was how crowded and noisy it was. Tables were practically stacked on top of eachother! The waitress got our drinks started. An OJ and an apple juice. I was amazed with size of the glasses when she arrived with our drinks! $3 for that !? The OJ was good but come on. The only highlight was breakfast. My hubby had the Dutch Baby and I had the Coconut Pancakes. I thought $9.50 and $8 was a bit spendy for just one Dutch Baby and several pancakes. But they were good. The service was average. The waitress was fairly nice. I've seen worse! Then it came time to pay. That was the aggrivating part, they don't except credit ! My poor hubby had to go get cash. I sat and sipped my tiny glass of OJ and waited. I sat there for about 5 minutes and then the hostess came up and said there were a lot of people waiting and I needed to go now. I was a bit shocked, I have never experienced that before. It seems like they are pushing to get people out quickly. What are we cattle? My hubby told the waitress when he got back with the cash that he didn't realize they don't except credit. She said "Oh that's OK it happens 40 times a day." Yikes. All in all it wasn't an all together bad experience but I doubt I will be back.

Pros: the food- wide variety of pancakes and waffles

Cons: no credit accepted, parking, service, price-high cost small portions

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The food here is absolutely great. The selection is superb and it really is delcious. There are, however, a few downsides. First, the wait is long. Especially during peak hours. Try to catch it on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (it's closed Monday and Tuesday). The parking is terrible, but that's hardly a reason to avoid this place. The real reason to probably avoid it, if you must, is probably the prices. It's over $2 for a cup or normal coffee. So, intending to drink my $2 or more worth of coffee, I waited around after our meal was over. Well, the waitress decided she'd just stop filling my cup once the bill came.

Another downer is that this is not a place to have a CIA meeting. Don't plan on talking about anything or saying anything you don't want the three tables around you to hear. The tables are stacked on top of each other.

However, if you don't mind some high prices, bad parking, long waits and being crammed in in order to get some delcious breakfast food, then by all means, check out the Original Pancake House.

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★★★★☆

The food here is absolutely great. The selection is superb and it really is delcious. There are, however, a few downsides. First, the wait is long. Especially during peak hours. Try to catch it on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday (it's closed Monday and Tuesday). The parking is terrible, but that's hardly a reason to avoid this place. The real reason to probably avoid it, if you must, is probably the prices. It's over $2 for a cup or normal coffee. So, intending to drink my $2 or more worth of coffee, I waited around after our meal was over. Well, the waitress decided she'd just stop filling my cup once the bill came.

Another downer is that this is not a place to have a CIA meeting. Don't plan on talking about anything or saying anything you don't want the three tables around you to hear. The tables are stacked on top of each other.

However, if you don't mind some high prices, bad parking, long waits and being crammed in in order to get some delcious breakfast food, then by all means, check out the Original Pancake House.

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It's such an absolutely charming place, you get suckered pretty fast by the time you're sitting down and gasping at the menu. First of all it's not cheap. For a pancake house the prices are about 50% higher than you'd expect. But the mortgage on this beautiful building must be humongous...
Order coffee if you served on submarine in WWII. Otherwise be warned--it's the worst coffee in Portland.
Service is mediocre. The outfits are cute but the wait staff is a little like the clerks behind the counter at Sees...great when you've got one, but zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz when you need one or are waiting.
I could only stand tryiing it twice, so maybe there's something on the menu that's just so compelling you can only get it here (perhaps a waffle slathered in strawberry jam and whipped cream with a couple strips of bacon topping the whole shebang off...)
Seriously, this cannot be the Original Pancake House. Pancakes, come on. We can all do pretty well at home, so when we eat out we expect to get in, order and get our food in a decent amount of time, not have to hock our Timex to pay for it and get a half-decent cup of coffee. I mean, it's Portland for gosh sakes!
Plus you'd like to take you kids to some place a little more rambunctious than a library. It's a bit like eating in a museum. No, it's a LOT like eating in a museum...
Cannot recommend unless you've actually worked behind the counter at See's or retired from the Navy.

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★★☆☆☆

It's such an absolutely charming place, you get suckered pretty fast by the time you're sitting down and gasping at the menu. First of all it's not cheap. For a pancake house the prices are about 50% higher than you'd expect. But the mortgage on this beautiful building must be humongous...
Order coffee if you served on submarine in WWII. Otherwise be warned--it's the worst coffee in Portland.
Service is mediocre. The outfits are cute but the wait staff is a little like the clerks behind the counter at Sees...great when you've got one, but zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz when you need one or are waiting.
I could only stand tryiing it twice, so maybe there's something on the menu that's just so compelling you can only get it here (perhaps a waffle slathered in strawberry jam and whipped cream with a couple strips of bacon topping the whole shebang off...)
Seriously, this cannot be the Original Pancake House. Pancakes, come on. We can all do pretty well at home, so when we eat out we expect to get in, order and get our food in a decent amount of time, not have to hock our Timex to pay for it and get a half-decent cup of coffee. I mean, it's Portland for gosh sakes!
Plus you'd like to take you kids to some place a little more rambunctious than a library. It's a bit like eating in a museum. No, it's a LOT like eating in a museum...
Cannot recommend unless you've actually worked behind the counter at See's or retired from the Navy.

Pros: Pretty building. Nice outfits on the wait staff. Food tastes good.

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The food here is AMAZING. I absolutely love the apple pancake, but I don't think you can go wrong whatever you order, and expect to have leftovers. It's a bit expensive, but compared to places like IHOP and Denny's, it's well worth the extra money. The biggest drawback is the wait, which can be anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. I only come here a couple of times a year, but if not for the wait I'd come here all the time. The food is worth it, if you have the time.

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★★★★★

The food here is AMAZING. I absolutely love the apple pancake, but I don't think you can go wrong whatever you order, and expect to have leftovers. It's a bit expensive, but compared to places like IHOP and Denny's, it's well worth the extra money. The biggest drawback is the wait, which can be anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours. I only come here a couple of times a year, but if not for the wait I'd come here all the time. The food is worth it, if you have the time.

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: Long long wait, a bit expensive

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We've been to the Pancake House several times and have never been let down. Though the wait is usually long, the food is always excellent. We learned that late Saturday is usually the best time to get in without waiting too long.

All the dishes here are rich, so we always have leftovers. Though expensive, the omlettes, pancakes, and waffles come in a hearty quantity, making sure you get what you pay for. The two most famous specials: the Dutch Baby and the Apple Pancakes - are unbelievable eggy souffle-like creations - the Apple Pancakes are piled high with sweet apple compote that could easily be pie filling. Omlettes are old-fashioned, inch-thick creations that cannot be compared to today's dried out eggs wrapped around various ingredients. The fresh fruit waffle is piled high with berries or fruit - at least as many as you would normally pay $5 to $7 for in the grocery store. Bacon and eggs are a hearty affair, combining with the old-time-style decor to make you think of families working on a farm.

Coffee is decent; the Hot Chocolate is divine. Fresh whipped cream tops off the drink, as well as accompanies many pancakes, waffles, and crepes.

Our last trip to the Original Pancake House was a special treat - when my order was not what I wanted, they quickly fixed it and the manager himself came out to make sure it was okay. Not only that, but he wound up giving us our meal for free!

Brave the wait, because the Original Pancake House always satisfies!

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★★★★★

We've been to the Pancake House several times and have never been let down. Though the wait is usually long, the food is always excellent. We learned that late Saturday is usually the best time to get in without waiting too long.

All the dishes here are rich, so we always have leftovers. Though expensive, the omlettes, pancakes, and waffles come in a hearty quantity, making sure you get what you pay for. The two most famous specials: the Dutch Baby and the Apple Pancakes - are unbelievable eggy souffle-like creations - the Apple Pancakes are piled high with sweet apple compote that could easily be pie filling. Omlettes are old-fashioned, inch-thick creations that cannot be compared to today's dried out eggs wrapped around various ingredients. The fresh fruit waffle is piled high with berries or fruit - at least as many as you would normally pay $5 to $7 for in the grocery store. Bacon and eggs are a hearty affair, combining with the old-time-style decor to make you think of families working on a farm.

Coffee is decent; the Hot Chocolate is divine. Fresh whipped cream tops off the drink, as well as accompanies many pancakes, waffles, and crepes.

Our last trip to the Original Pancake House was a special treat - when my order was not what I wanted, they quickly fixed it and the manager himself came out to make sure it was okay. Not only that, but he wound up giving us our meal for free!

Brave the wait, because the Original Pancake House always satisfies!

Pros: Delicious food; Large quantities; Good service

Cons: Loud; Long wait; Expensive

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OPH is a great place to get a hearty, filling breakfast. There is something for everyone.
The fruit bowl was most impressive--a heaping bowl of fresh blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, served with another heaping bowl of REAL, FRESH whipped cream. Most restaurants give you tired, wilted melon, but at OPH you get what's fresh and in-season.
The Dutch baby is completely unique--something akin to my mother's egg tea ring. It's a large, eggy pancake sprinkled with powdered sugar. Definitely add the real butter to it--my mouth is watering thinking about it!
Go prepared to wait. It's a pretty small space, but well worth it. The waitstaff is also very friendly and accommodating.
All in all, a great choice!

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★★★★★

OPH is a great place to get a hearty, filling breakfast. There is something for everyone.
The fruit bowl was most impressive--a heaping bowl of fresh blackberries, blueberries and raspberries, served with another heaping bowl of REAL, FRESH whipped cream. Most restaurants give you tired, wilted melon, but at OPH you get what's fresh and in-season.
The Dutch baby is completely unique--something akin to my mother's egg tea ring. It's a large, eggy pancake sprinkled with powdered sugar. Definitely add the real butter to it--my mouth is watering thinking about it!
Go prepared to wait. It's a pretty small space, but well worth it. The waitstaff is also very friendly and accommodating.
All in all, a great choice!

Pros: Dutch baby, fruit bowl, service

Cons: Long waits

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This place is great for pancakes obviously, but their Dutch babies are what really stand out even just on presentation alone. Whenever anyone orders one of these everybody else's heads turn to watch them eat it, wondering whether they should have got one too. However, you'll have to deal with the morning crowds so if you don't want to deal with the long to potentially really long wait. This could be solved very easily for the owners if they had a full bar, but maybe they didn't want the liquour licence. The bacon here is great, as is the hash, not to mention the 7-egg omelettes. The omelettes can get kind of ridiculous and needless to say, if you're watching your figure you might want to reconsider eating here. If you're looking to stuff your face till it bursts then order the irish omelette, they give you 3 pancakes on top of the huge egg, hash, and cheese concoction. Again, unless you're trying to be a fattie, I wouldn't come here.

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★★★★★

This place is great for pancakes obviously, but their Dutch babies are what really stand out even just on presentation alone. Whenever anyone orders one of these everybody else's heads turn to watch them eat it, wondering whether they should have got one too. However, you'll have to deal with the morning crowds so if you don't want to deal with the long to potentially really long wait. This could be solved very easily for the owners if they had a full bar, but maybe they didn't want the liquour licence. The bacon here is great, as is the hash, not to mention the 7-egg omelettes. The omelettes can get kind of ridiculous and needless to say, if you're watching your figure you might want to reconsider eating here. If you're looking to stuff your face till it bursts then order the irish omelette, they give you 3 pancakes on top of the huge egg, hash, and cheese concoction. Again, unless you're trying to be a fattie, I wouldn't come here.

Pros: dutch baby, irish omelette, bacon

Cons: crowds

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I'd been hearing about this place ever since moving to PDX 10 years ago. Attempted to go several times, at all times of the day and was never able to wait 90 minutes for a table. I finally had the patience one day and I'm completely mystified. The food is ok, but no better than any other breakfast place. The service was curt. The chairs are uncomfortable and the tables are crammed in together so tightly it was enought to give me claustrophobia. If someone can explain it, I'm willing to listen.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'd been hearing about this place ever since moving to PDX 10 years ago. Attempted to go several times, at all times of the day and was never able to wait 90 minutes for a table. I finally had the patience one day and I'm completely mystified. The food is ok, but no better than any other breakfast place. The service was curt. The chairs are uncomfortable and the tables are crammed in together so tightly it was enought to give me claustrophobia. If someone can explain it, I'm willing to listen.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: crowded, no comfort, curt, hurried service, resting on laurels?

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You can choose between something sweet and something hearty (or both) and not have to worry about inferior taste in either. Anything here is sure to be delicious--you CAN'T go wrong. It's just impossible! There's one particular waitress who is tragically forgetful and needs practice with pouring coffee IN the cup...but the rest are great, and the food makes up for it all. Ask for the community table if there's room--it means you don't have to wait 30 min. for a table and in return, you get to talk to some new folks.

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★★★★★

You can choose between something sweet and something hearty (or both) and not have to worry about inferior taste in either. Anything here is sure to be delicious--you CAN'T go wrong. It's just impossible! There's one particular waitress who is tragically forgetful and needs practice with pouring coffee IN the cup...but the rest are great, and the food makes up for it all. Ask for the community table if there's room--it means you don't have to wait 30 min. for a table and in return, you get to talk to some new folks.

Pros: food

Cons: service-sometimes, wait, size of restaurant

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It's a small building with a small parking lot. Usually, there's a good hour wait to get in. It's a little pricey, but it's worth it. Great selection of different pancakes and quick service once you've been seated.

PROS: Delicious breakfast food
CONS: long wait, cash/check only

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★★★★☆

It's a small building with a small parking lot. Usually, there's a good hour wait to get in. It's a little pricey, but it's worth it. Great selection of different pancakes and quick service once you've been seated.

PROS: Delicious breakfast food
CONS: long wait, cash/check only

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Forgive comparison with a hotel, but this place is the "Ritz Carlton" for breakfast!!!

We felt like we were stepping back in time when we walked in. The servers are older ladies in tacky pink maid-style uniforms from like the 50's. The reason the service is kind of slow is because the place is always PACKED!!! The reason the place is always packed is because the food there is to die for!

I never thought something so simple as a mug of coffee and a cheese omlet could be so orgasmicly delicious!!! It is spendy though... that mug of coffee (with refils of course) is like 2.50. I think two of us for breakfast ended up running around $30 with tip. You have to indulge and try this place at least once though!

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★★★★★

Forgive comparison with a hotel, but this place is the "Ritz Carlton" for breakfast!!!

We felt like we were stepping back in time when we walked in. The servers are older ladies in tacky pink maid-style uniforms from like the 50's. The reason the service is kind of slow is because the place is always PACKED!!! The reason the place is always packed is because the food there is to die for!

I never thought something so simple as a mug of coffee and a cheese omlet could be so orgasmicly delicious!!! It is spendy though... that mug of coffee (with refils of course) is like 2.50. I think two of us for breakfast ended up running around $30 with tip. You have to indulge and try this place at least once though!

Pros: Amazing Food!, Amazing Coffee!, Log-Cabin Atmosphere

Cons: Closed on Mon/Tues, HARD wooden booths, Weird parking lot

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It seems one can't get good service anywhere these days. Tis' true of the pancake house. Service makes the whole experience, and since ours was lousy it made our breakfast quite disappointing.

The food while somewhat tasty, was average. Our waitress was intent on socializing in the kitchen instead of waiting on us, and when we did flag her our way she seemed put out. No service, no tip.

Not recommended, unless the help changes.

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★★☆☆☆

It seems one can't get good service anywhere these days. Tis' true of the pancake house. Service makes the whole experience, and since ours was lousy it made our breakfast quite disappointing.

The food while somewhat tasty, was average. Our waitress was intent on socializing in the kitchen instead of waiting on us, and when we did flag her our way she seemed put out. No service, no tip.

Not recommended, unless the help changes.

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After fighting for a parking space and waiting for two hours, we were finally seated. Perused the menu and finally decided what to order, only to notice the fine print at the bottom of the menu--some of the pancakes are cooked in peanut oil! And I'm severely allergic. Who would have thought that pancakes would have anything to do with peanuts? So my family ate while I went hungry. And, of course, the service was rough and rudimentary at best. Not too surprising, given how overcrowded the place was. Have never been back since then and never will.

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★☆☆☆☆

After fighting for a parking space and waiting for two hours, we were finally seated. Perused the menu and finally decided what to order, only to notice the fine print at the bottom of the menu--some of the pancakes are cooked in peanut oil! And I'm severely allergic. Who would have thought that pancakes would have anything to do with peanuts? So my family ate while I went hungry. And, of course, the service was rough and rudimentary at best. Not too surprising, given how overcrowded the place was. Have never been back since then and never will.

Cons: , crowded, small parking lot

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The dutch pancake was like a BIG souffle! It was absolutely fantastic. We arrived at the restaurant 30 minutes after it opened its doors, and we still had to wait 10 minutes. It was well worth the wait, and we were glad we got up early. When we were ready to leave, there was a long line of people waiting!

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★★★★☆

The dutch pancake was like a BIG souffle! It was absolutely fantastic. We arrived at the restaurant 30 minutes after it opened its doors, and we still had to wait 10 minutes. It was well worth the wait, and we were glad we got up early. When we were ready to leave, there was a long line of people waiting!

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Great German pancakes. Huge.
I wish this place was open, more hours.
If the restaurant was open longer, more people could eat here, and parking would not be so strained. I also love pancakes, for dinner, on occasion, but not here. They are closed, then.
The solution to all there problems is, hire one more wait help, and stay open, 2 more hours.
But, what do I know.

2
★★★★☆

Great German pancakes. Huge.
I wish this place was open, more hours.
If the restaurant was open longer, more people could eat here, and parking would not be so strained. I also love pancakes, for dinner, on occasion, but not here. They are closed, then.
The solution to all there problems is, hire one more wait help, and stay open, 2 more hours.
But, what do I know.

Pros: Great breakfast

Cons: Parking is very bad., Parking is even bad., Horrible parking.

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I've only been once but was very pleased. There will be a wait. You must be prepared for that and if you are in a hurry go elsewhere. The service was quite good if a tad rushed. The prices do tend to take one's breath away. We spent well over $30 for two people which is more than we usually spend for breakfast. But it was worth it. Excellent pancakes and bacon and juice and the portions were so huge we didn't need to eat lunch so I guess it wasn't so expensive after all.

2
★★★★★

I've only been once but was very pleased. There will be a wait. You must be prepared for that and if you are in a hurry go elsewhere. The service was quite good if a tad rushed. The prices do tend to take one's breath away. We spent well over $30 for two people which is more than we usually spend for breakfast. But it was worth it. Excellent pancakes and bacon and juice and the portions were so huge we didn't need to eat lunch so I guess it wasn't so expensive after all.

Pros: Tasty food, Big portions, Unusual dishes

Cons: Weird parking lot, You will wait, And you will wait

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Wow! The really bad reviews are crazy! take this place for what it is guys! It is old fashioned, high cream, high volume, grandma's good ole cookin! I have also had long waits....hey brilliance.... if you know it's a wait - put your name in and go do something! My family goes back out to the car and we play games. I've always had the Tropical Crepes - syrup on the side and I use the Dutch Baby Condiments on the Crepe! It's incredible. OK - we've been there alot. My favorites: Zells (gouda & ham scramble), The Original Pancake House, Mother's Bistro (eggs bennie), Daily Cafe (any Sunday Brunch) and for Cheap Eats: Byways Cafe in the Pearl. As you can tell we go to breakfast ALOT.

2
★★★★☆

Wow! The really bad reviews are crazy! take this place for what it is guys! It is old fashioned, high cream, high volume, grandma's good ole cookin! I have also had long waits....hey brilliance.... if you know it's a wait - put your name in and go do something! My family goes back out to the car and we play games. I've always had the Tropical Crepes - syrup on the side and I use the Dutch Baby Condiments on the Crepe! It's incredible. OK - we've been there alot. My favorites: Zells (gouda & ham scramble), The Original Pancake House, Mother's Bistro (eggs bennie), Daily Cafe (any Sunday Brunch) and for Cheap Eats: Byways Cafe in the Pearl. As you can tell we go to breakfast ALOT.

Pros: comfort food

Cons: wait- but only if you, are impatient or real, hungry

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We lucked out during a busy Sunday morning and waited only 10 mins for a table. Restauraunt was packed, as expected. We simply bought a Sunday paper and relaxed. The food was worth the wait; light, fluffy, buttery pancakes; crisp, delicious potato pancakes; delicious corned-beef hash; fresh-squeezed oj; and fresh fruit for our 5 y.o. Our server was hurried but attentive. Only problem was navigating the tight, crowded parking lot.

2
★★★★☆

We lucked out during a busy Sunday morning and waited only 10 mins for a table. Restauraunt was packed, as expected. We simply bought a Sunday paper and relaxed. The food was worth the wait; light, fluffy, buttery pancakes; crisp, delicious potato pancakes; delicious corned-beef hash; fresh-squeezed oj; and fresh fruit for our 5 y.o. Our server was hurried but attentive. Only problem was navigating the tight, crowded parking lot.

Pros: pancakes, pancakes, pancakes

Cons: crowded, parking

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This place is the Original Original Pancake house. And it is better than any of the others. Do yourself a favor and try the basic buttermilk. Lots of others are good, too. Even the breakfast links are divine.

2
★★★★★

This place is the Original Original Pancake house. And it is better than any of the others. Do yourself a favor and try the basic buttermilk. Lots of others are good, too. Even the breakfast links are divine.

Pros: Delicious, Friendly, Easy to get to

Cons: Parking, Waiting

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This restaurant in Portland was smaller than the one's in Southfield, and Birmingham, MI, but the food was still excellent. It's the best place I've eaten at. The lines are long but always worth the wait. The food is flavorful, and the portions are big,mmmmm.

2
★★★★★

This restaurant in Portland was smaller than the one's in Southfield, and Birmingham, MI, but the food was still excellent. It's the best place I've eaten at. The lines are long but always worth the wait. The food is flavorful, and the portions are big,mmmmm.

Pros: great food, good price, good varity on the me

Cons: long lines, small place in Port., too many tables

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Since its debut in 1953, this busy breakfast and lunch spot has delighted families with oversize pancakes, omelets and other breakfast specialties. The red-roofed building is reminiscent of a classic, cheery grandma's house, and the…

 

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