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The Original Pancake House

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8037 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117-3602
+1 206-781-3344
07:00 - 14:30
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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had the best breakfast on Sunday morning. Arrived between peaks (about 9:30 am) and didn't wait terribly long for a table. Eggs cooked perfect (over medium), bacon thick and delish, and pumpkin pancakes to die for. Hubby had corned beef hash - it's always good. They close between 2 and 3pm. Breakfast only here.

Thank Duckie2551
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Just what I need in the morning. Good strong coffee, no frills. And a pancake that takes 30 minutes to bake and fills my plate and some to take home for later. Nuff said. Be prepared for a considerable wait on the weekends. The aromas will keep you from leaving for a quicker table elsewhere...

Thank Nancy M
Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is one of the chain of OPH. I have been to many and they are very consistent, but this one is one of the best. Excellent service and the food is always predictably good.

Thank Boscorelli53
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is an old school pancake house with food that has only gotten worse since the 50's. If you just have pancakes, great! Everything else is disgusting. The food expensive and is made with canned ingredients. The decor appears to have been updated in a 50's cabin style. I can't understand why there is always a line, except maybe that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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228 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I have been to several of these establishments from San Diego, to Portland to Seattle now. This is my time time at this location. Went early on a Saturday, 7:30. We were one of the first 4 tables seated. If you go too late in the morning, as you know you may be waiting to get seated. But at least... More 

Thank Tim98166
San Francisco, United States
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

My brother raves about this place and I don't...know...why. The omelet was good but not great -- just did not have enough of the ingredients in it. Corned beef has was not good. Pancakes were good. I will try someplace else next time.

Thank Charles T
Waterford, Michigan
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Food was decent, they did have their own parking lot (a rarity in Seattle) and had a little waiting area with free coffee to drink while waiting. Inside was cutely designed to feel like a mom & pop place not a chain restaurant.

Thank JenG1234
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This was our first breakfast stop on our vacation to Seattle, and like all other OPHs, it didn't disappoint. Loved their gluten free options, the main reason we check out every single oph everywhere we travel. The location of this particular one was breathtaking. We thoroughly enjoyed our food. The only complaint we had was that in subbing out the... More 

Thank B926
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Funny story. I came to Seattle for a visit and my friend's friends wanted to take me to a restaurant that didn't exist in Dallas. The first thing she offered for breakfast was The Original Pancake House. Before I got to respond that we had plenty of The Original Pancake House in Dallas, she called in and made a reservation.... More 

Thank Mary C
Copenhagen, Denmark
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

I was invited to Sunday breakfast by a local friend of mine. This is one of those restaurants that has managed to survive, despite the rise of national fast-food chains. We had a brilliant breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, toast, hash browns, and remarkably good coffee. Crazy as this sounds, it is really worth hopping a cab and visiting this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8037 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117-3602
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-781-3344

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