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The Original Pancake House

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7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-3578
+1 301-986-0285
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07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Annandale, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This regional chain is one of my go-tos for a quick standard American breakfast. The omelettes are gigantic. They say three eggs, but it looks like half a dozen. They are also prepared in an oven, so they take longer than expected. The pancakes are among the best I've ever had. The bacon is thick sliced. The chunky hash browns... More 

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Thank absentspace
Zurich, Switzerland
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK, this is a pancake house and you know from the start what to expect: buttery and delicious. Pancakes were good and waffles superb, but we also tried something fancier like the "house speciality" and we had a less than exciting experience (dish was heavy in butter and tasted of nothing but eggs..). Service friendly and helping. Prices OK. So... More 

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Washington
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I had a wonderful large ham and cheese crepe with hollandaise sauce. It was perfect!The service was very good. I will definitely want to come back to this restaurant.

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Thank Jane R
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The restaurant is located off of the street in a business district but you will not be disappointed by taking the time visit this wonderful eatery. It is only open from 7:00 to 3:00 pm but well worth the visit. I would recommend you calling ahead to ensure you are able to get a set since the wait can be... More 

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Thank MC21i
Connecticut
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Huge delicious omelettes, huge portion of delicious banana pancakes, huge delicious fresh fruit platter, huge delicious amazing oven baked apple pancake. Did I mention it was delicious?

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Thank BaseballMom22
Arboleas
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Took the family for lunch, husband ordered Chicken feast savoury pancake, it had no chicken, son ordered Mexican savoury pancake which arrived 20 mins after everyone had eaten. I ordered full English savoury, wanted small but you I had to order regular due to contents. It arrived, cold beans on the side, raw salad tomatoes in top, no bacon just... More 

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Kittery, Maine
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Have been here in past Bethesda trip....quality and price excellent; lots of menu items to choose from; attentive service; Go early on a Sunday; Gets busy!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Used to be my favorite pancake house in the DC area. If they manage to deliver your pancakes when they are ready, they are really good. Portions are huge so you can definitely share. Pecan waffles were delicious. After all these years they still don't have decent coffee and no espresso drinks. There is only one brand of tea and... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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511 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The pancake portions are huge. I love the omelettes personally but they are enough for two people. They get busy and parking sucks. So now you know when visiting the restaurant. I love this place for breakfast. The western omelette is my go to favorite.

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Thank Kevin P
Texas
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60 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

just a good breakfast everytime I go. went for a business breakfast and by the look of things, everyone enjoyed their food. nothing much more to say, just good stuff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Ste D, Bethesda, MD 20814-3578
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-986-0285

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?