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“Great Breakfast Before Shopping”

The Dutch Pancake House
Ranked #12 of 229 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$16
Cuisines: Dutch, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
Description: In May 2003, The Dutch Pancakehouse opened its doors at the beautiful Renaissance Marketplace,downtown Oranjestad. This family friendly restaurant is ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner with your whole family. The Dutch Pancakehouse offers a wide selection of Dutch pancakes, poffertjes, eggs and other delicious menu items such as special dinner pancakes, schnitzels, and desserts. Their authentic Dutch pancakes are all handmade and baked with only the best fresh ingredients available on the island. They proudly received Aruba's first 'Best Breakfast in Aruba' award. The Dutch Pancakehouse crew is looking forward to welcome you and your family in their recently renovated restaurant for a wonderful and unique dining experience.
Mississauga, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Before Shopping”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Firstly I rarely rate places 5 of 5. Which means 4 of 5 is really good. We stopped by The Dutch Pancake House the morning we decided to go Downtown for shopping. We went to Aruba during the Jazz Festival so there was some entertainment out from of the restaurant. On a weekend without an event it would be a nice quite place to eat. The food was good and we had their special pancakes which were about the size of a silver dollar. They were delicious and we would definitly come abck wehn we return to Aruba.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank cglof
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect for breafast, brunch, or a snack”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

This eatery is located at the end of the shopping plaza adjacent to the marina downtown. They have a large menu of Dutch-style pannekoken (large, round crepes) with dozens of different savory or sweet toppings. They also serve American-style breakfast dishes (eggs, bacon, etc.).
The Dutch pancakes are very similar to what you would find in Amsterdam. I enjoyed a brandied apricot crepe dusted with powdered sugar, while my wife had a ham and cheese pancake that filled her for the whole day.

We aalways look forward to a meal at this restaurant whenever we visit Oranjestad. We recommended it to a family from New York who were staying at our resort, and they loved it, too.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank skubanut
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Wonderful breakfast in Oranjestad”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We had been meaning to try this restaurant for breakfast and are glad we were finally able to. We were caught in a down pour and scrambled to get cover. The staff couldn't have been nicer getting us a nice table away from the rain. We ate outdoors under the awning and enjoyed delicious crepes and coffee. New to us were the poffertjes. Wow! Delicate, light and fluffy and flavorful. Will return.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank diBiella51
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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
2 reviews
“Great food, quiet place”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Great Dutch pancakes! Crepe like, plate-sized and yummy. Great pizza too! Get it with Gouda cheese and a local Balashi beer!

Visited September 2013
Thank MichelleWV924CR
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Grawn, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

We had breakfast here on our last day in Aruba this trip. It was very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had never had the poffertjes before they were great. Will go here again when we visit Aruba again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Birchdrivebird
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