The Original Pancake House

★★★☆☆
  • 130 Parkplace Ctr

    Kirkland, WA 98033

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  • 425-827-7575

About The Original Pancake House

Hours
Mon - Fri, 6:30am - 2:30pm; Sat, Sun, 7am - 3pm

Food

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Yes long lines and people squeezed in to tight. But love the pancakes. Golden brown as they should be. Some of the help tries very hard to make your breakfast enjoyable. Maybe the lines wouldn;t be so long if George's down the street

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★★★★★

Yes long lines and people squeezed in to tight. But love the pancakes. Golden brown as they should be. Some of the help tries very hard to make your breakfast enjoyable. Maybe the lines wouldn;t be so long if George's down the street

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We live in Kirkland and have crossed this place off our favorites.

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★☆☆☆☆

We live in Kirkland and have crossed this place off our favorites.

Pros: Across the Street From Starbucks

Cons: Pricey and Slow Service

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Went there this past week and had the most horrible service that we had to walk out. We had waited for at least 20 minutes and still the server had not taken our order or even greeted us. The table next to us was seated after us, got their orders taken and got their food while we were still waiting for our server to come. We were able to flag down the coffee boy and he told us that he would get the server, yet I watched him and he didn't do anything; so we finally decided enough was enough! We walked out after 20 minutes of wasted time and a couple sips of really bad coffee.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there this past week and had the most horrible service that we had to walk out. We had waited for at least 20 minutes and still the server had not taken our order or even greeted us. The table next to us was seated after us, got their orders taken and got their food while we were still waiting for our server to come. We were able to flag down the coffee boy and he told us that he would get the server, yet I watched him and he didn't do anything; so we finally decided enough was enough! We walked out after 20 minutes of wasted time and a couple sips of really bad coffee.

Cons: bad service and bad coffee

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My waffle was dry and hard and my husband's pancakes were burned. It's not like we went in with super-high expectations, we saw a pancake house, we were hungry and thought it would be comparable to an IHOP. It wasn't.

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★☆☆☆☆

My waffle was dry and hard and my husband's pancakes were burned. It's not like we went in with super-high expectations, we saw a pancake house, we were hungry and thought it would be comparable to an IHOP. It wasn't.

Pros: service, parking

Cons: food

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We will NOT go back after eating there yesterday. My friend ordered strawberry crepes. This consisted of several tough crepes rolled - no filling - with a few dry strawberries dropped onto the top. I ordered a blueberry waffle. I have had better frozen. They put approximately 1/2 cup of powdered sugar on top - the syrup was cold. I told the waitress - she just giggled. What followed - a bill for over with one cup of coffee.
We had been to this place a few times previously. It was fine - way too much food (5 egg omelets!!) Now i can get a two egg omelet for $1.00 less. Most things on the menu are now around $9.00 - $13.00. The prices have been raised substantially and the service lowered. The new Kirkland - fake and expensive.
BTW the table was sticky. We had asked for a booth and were told "no" that they were closing very soon and the wait would be too long. About three minutes after sitting at the sticky table, they wisked in another couple to a booth.

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★☆☆☆☆

We will NOT go back after eating there yesterday. My friend ordered strawberry crepes. This consisted of several tough crepes rolled - no filling - with a few dry strawberries dropped onto the top. I ordered a blueberry waffle. I have had better frozen. They put approximately 1/2 cup of powdered sugar on top - the syrup was cold. I told the waitress - she just giggled. What followed - a bill for over with one cup of coffee.
We had been to this place a few times previously. It was fine - way too much food (5 egg omelets!!) Now i can get a two egg omelet for $1.00 less. Most things on the menu are now around $9.00 - $13.00. The prices have been raised substantially and the service lowered. The new Kirkland - fake and expensive.
BTW the table was sticky. We had asked for a booth and were told "no" that they were closing very soon and the wait would be too long. About three minutes after sitting at the sticky table, they wisked in another couple to a booth.

Pros: location - close to home - that is ALL

Cons: Food, service, expensive - I have no idea where they get the one $

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This is a very popular place for breakfast, only open from early morning to mid-afternoon. If you are an early riser, this is the place for you. You can avoid the horrible crowds and long waits by arriving at the crack of dawn. If you are a more leisurely riser, prepare to wait and wait and wait. In their defense, they give you a pretty fair estimate of how long the wait will be, and you can wander around the ParkPlace center to kill time.

They have all the usual wonderful pancakes, blintzes, breakfast meats and juices you would expect from a place with this name, but prepared individually and made much better than the more "plastic" major chain with a somewhat similar name. They have eggs too...but why come to a pancake house for a breakfast without pancakes in some form? You can truly get your pancakes however you like them. The only limit is your imagination.

My favorite is the Dutch Baby, a gigantic baked concoction that has apples and dough and fills me up for about two days. Their food is wonderful, and not mass produced, so be prepared for a wait for some items. Take your morning paper along, enjoy their terrific coffee, and make it a relaxed morning.

They have a lunch menu during that part of the day, but breakfast is always available, and again...it IS a pancake house, so make the most of it! It has a sort of pine-paneled fifties vibe that fits the family clientele and works well. Prices are fair for the quality of the food served.

PROS: Great food in huge portions
CONS: Slow seating, come early if you can

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★★★★☆

This is a very popular place for breakfast, only open from early morning to mid-afternoon. If you are an early riser, this is the place for you. You can avoid the horrible crowds and long waits by arriving at the crack of dawn. If you are a more leisurely riser, prepare to wait and wait and wait. In their defense, they give you a pretty fair estimate of how long the wait will be, and you can wander around the ParkPlace center to kill time.

They have all the usual wonderful pancakes, blintzes, breakfast meats and juices you would expect from a place with this name, but prepared individually and made much better than the more "plastic" major chain with a somewhat similar name. They have eggs too...but why come to a pancake house for a breakfast without pancakes in some form? You can truly get your pancakes however you like them. The only limit is your imagination.

My favorite is the Dutch Baby, a gigantic baked concoction that has apples and dough and fills me up for about two days. Their food is wonderful, and not mass produced, so be prepared for a wait for some items. Take your morning paper along, enjoy their terrific coffee, and make it a relaxed morning.

They have a lunch menu during that part of the day, but breakfast is always available, and again...it IS a pancake house, so make the most of it! It has a sort of pine-paneled fifties vibe that fits the family clientele and works well. Prices are fair for the quality of the food served.

PROS: Great food in huge portions
CONS: Slow seating, come early if you can

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We have been coming here for years and they are still one of our favorites for breakfast! They are so delicious and consistent.

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★★★★★

We have been coming here for years and they are still one of our favorites for breakfast! They are so delicious and consistent.

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I go here often with the wife, and everything from the biscuits and gravy, to the hashed browns are great...on the weekends (incl. friday). the coffee is some of the best and most consistant i've had at a restaurant. I would advise you to already be a fan of strong coffee before you order it, though. On early weekday mornings, the service and food are average at best. I don't know if they save their best staff for the weekends, or what, but i would advise against a weekday visit, at least for your first trip. The wait on the weekends is long, but the turnover is good, and the staff is good at coordinating with each other and getting your party seated quickly.

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★★★★★

I go here often with the wife, and everything from the biscuits and gravy, to the hashed browns are great...on the weekends (incl. friday). the coffee is some of the best and most consistant i've had at a restaurant. I would advise you to already be a fan of strong coffee before you order it, though. On early weekday mornings, the service and food are average at best. I don't know if they save their best staff for the weekends, or what, but i would advise against a weekday visit, at least for your first trip. The wait on the weekends is long, but the turnover is good, and the staff is good at coordinating with each other and getting your party seated quickly.

Pros: Huge portions, Great prices, Very clean

Cons: Long wait on weekends, Inconsistant service

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The OPH franchise is an American classic and its legendary reputation for quality is well-deserved. Sadly, the Kirkland location falls short. While Kirkland's offerings are "good," they often lack the charming, fussy touches that make the same dishes seem special at other locations. Kirkland's huge, Trucker-style coffee mugs are annoying, and the brackish coffee is an affront to OPH's widely acclaimed fine roast blend. Cups and saucers, please! The eggs here are substandard --- I like 'em poached, and on two visits they were undercooked and served cool. The toast, too, isn't up to snuff --- it's cut from small loaves one suspects are used as a cost-saving device. The Dutch Babies and Apple Pancakes are just as good as those served at other locations. No OPH can match the "original" Portland, Oregon, location, but Kirkland's rendition is a disappointment for an area whose diners are reputedly discriminating and sophisticated.

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★★★☆☆

The OPH franchise is an American classic and its legendary reputation for quality is well-deserved. Sadly, the Kirkland location falls short. While Kirkland's offerings are "good," they often lack the charming, fussy touches that make the same dishes seem special at other locations. Kirkland's huge, Trucker-style coffee mugs are annoying, and the brackish coffee is an affront to OPH's widely acclaimed fine roast blend. Cups and saucers, please! The eggs here are substandard --- I like 'em poached, and on two visits they were undercooked and served cool. The toast, too, isn't up to snuff --- it's cut from small loaves one suspects are used as a cost-saving device. The Dutch Babies and Apple Pancakes are just as good as those served at other locations. No OPH can match the "original" Portland, Oregon, location, but Kirkland's rendition is a disappointment for an area whose diners are reputedly discriminating and sophisticated.

Pros: casual, comfortable, ample parking

Cons: poorly cooked eggs, cups, saucers please!

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We had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated but the wait was worth it. The pancakes are cooked perfectly. I went with the chocolate chip ones and next time will definitely be going for the oven baked apple pancake. The portions are huge.

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★★★★☆

We had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated but the wait was worth it. The pancakes are cooked perfectly. I went with the chocolate chip ones and next time will definitely be going for the oven baked apple pancake. The portions are huge.

Pros: Good Food, Inexpensive

Cons: Long Waits

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This is the same resturant chain that is on the top of Snoqualamie Pass and both of them are very good. They have tons of pancake choices and their breakfasts are big.

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★★★★☆

This is the same resturant chain that is on the top of Snoqualamie Pass and both of them are very good. They have tons of pancake choices and their breakfasts are big.

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The buttermilk pancakes are the best! If you are looking for good tasting pancakes, this is your place. The apple pancake, dutch baby basically all the pastries are great! The eggs are standard and I don't eat pork, so I don't have reviews for the meats. The country potatoes are good, but not the all time best there is. The price is a little on the high side in comparison to Dennys, but with homemade food and fresh tasting creations... I pay the extra buck or two. Average breakfast is around $6. Call ahead on the weekends though

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★★★★★

The buttermilk pancakes are the best! If you are looking for good tasting pancakes, this is your place. The apple pancake, dutch baby basically all the pastries are great! The eggs are standard and I don't eat pork, so I don't have reviews for the meats. The country potatoes are good, but not the all time best there is. The price is a little on the high side in comparison to Dennys, but with homemade food and fresh tasting creations... I pay the extra buck or two. Average breakfast is around $6. Call ahead on the weekends though

Pros: pancakes, fresh OJ, Free food when waitin

Cons: Long wait on weekends, slightly costly

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Without a doubt the best pancakes in Seattle. A shame, there aren't more of those stores around.

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★★★★★

Without a doubt the best pancakes in Seattle. A shame, there aren't more of those stores around.

Pros: best pancakes

Cons: long wait on weekends

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I've been here four, maybe five times, and the best I can say is that the pancakes are consistent. Not great, but consistent. I've never had good eggs here, and the home fries are just terrible (I mean really terrible - I've never come close to finishing an order). Their "special recipe" sausage is not good and not well prepared. And worst of all, it's all very expensive. The fact that there are always lines here is really surprising. If someone were to open a really good, well-run breakfast house in Kirkland, I think this one would have to improve or go under.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been here four, maybe five times, and the best I can say is that the pancakes are consistent. Not great, but consistent. I've never had good eggs here, and the home fries are just terrible (I mean really terrible - I've never come close to finishing an order). Their "special recipe" sausage is not good and not well prepared. And worst of all, it's all very expensive. The fact that there are always lines here is really surprising. If someone were to open a really good, well-run breakfast house in Kirkland, I think this one would have to improve or go under.

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There are cheaper breakfasts that are just as good. The only reasons to go to an Original Pancake House would be for the Dutch Baby, which I've never seen anywhere else.

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★★★☆☆

There are cheaper breakfasts that are just as good. The only reasons to go to an Original Pancake House would be for the Dutch Baby, which I've never seen anywhere else.

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Knotty pine walls and early-American motifs create a welcoming, homespun dining room at this breakfast spot. Part of a small national chain founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1953, it's famous for its Apple Pancake, a single large pancake…

 

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