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Astronomical Pancake and Waffle House

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5437 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2062
+1 757-253-6565
07:00 - 14:00
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Alexandria, VA
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Astronomical has not only the best pancakes in town, they have the best pancakes that I have ever had. Beware - these are huge pancakes. If you are ordering anything with the pancakes, like eggs, biscuits, yummy grits, or meat, then you may only want to order one pancake. The service is also very good. My coffee cup was always... More 

1 Thank Luv2Travel_DoU
Chesapeake, Virginia
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an awesome breakfast here. We were seated by Nick the owner. Served by such a pleasant and awesome waitress Devin. The food was awesome. The largest pancakes you have ever seen. Greek omelet, Spartan, great. All food was cooked to perfection. Crispy bacon, eggs cooked to preference and the best grits you coul ever want.Our food was Astronomical but... More 

3 Thank Gloria B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Astronomical is the correct word for the pancake you will get - you see the pancake is so "Astronomical" that the edges are over the edges of the plate. I enjoy eating my pancake from the middle outwards. I don't think I have ever been able to make it all the way to the plate's edge yet before filling up.

1 Thank John J A
Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while staying at the Great Wolf Lodge & were not disappointed! Prices were super cheap and the portions were huge! The pancakes were the size of the plates! Best breakfast ever!

1 Thank Meg R
Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had breakfast there this morning. Service was great and food was great. You get a lot of food for your money. I would go back there again.

1 Thank Kathy C
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

...to find better pancakes in Williamsburg. Astronomical in size, flavor and service. Devin was a fantastic server!

1 Thank briandfl
Wilmington, North Carolina
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

They give you quite a bit of food for your money. My husband wanted more of a traditional breakfast (bacon, eggs, etc.) and was told that he could get a single pancake for another $2. We ended up splitting the pancake. It covered the plate. While it wasn't the fluffiest pancake that we've ever eaten, it was good as was... More 

1 Thank OBX-Girl60
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times and usually go when we have people visiting us. Depending on the day and time you go there may be a wait. This visit we went early Sunday morning so we were seated immediately. The service and food was great. I got the cinnamon swirl pancakes which were delicious as usual. You get two... More 

1 Thank Hwolf2389
Rosedale, Maryland, United States
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Please do not trust the cars on the lo. We did. Its expensive. Pancakes are huge and so dry they seperate. Only good thing was grits. 4 adults for breakfast was $54.00

Thank Bob G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Over the past few years, we've explored various pancake houses in Williamsburg during visits to the area. Our party of seven was seated within 10 minutes of arrival, and the food quite enjoyable. The astronomical pancakes lived up to their name, occupying the entire size of the plate; two pancakes per order/serving. In fact, one order is probably sufficient for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5437 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2062
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-6565

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