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“Decent pancakes - BIG selection”

Original Pancake House
Ranked #76 of 300 Restaurants in Encinitas
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast
San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
760 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,411 helpful votes
“Decent pancakes - BIG selection”
Reviewed 15 June 2013

I didn't think this place was anything too special. The food and service was comparable to an IHOP like someone else mentioned. To be fair I'll say there was a huge selection of pancakes. Much more than IHOP but I just didn't think it was anything too special.

It looks like this place has been around a while as it seemed to have a lot of older "regular" locals when I went.

I ordered some pancakes and they were ok. But nothing too special where I'd go back.

My friends also got some pancakes and they had a similar meh attitude.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Delicious breakfast, cozy atmosphere”
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Entered the very non-descript exterior to find a very cozy, busy restaurant, a surprise for a Thursday morning. The selection of pancakes was impressive. Ordered the blueberry waffle and when it arrived it was flatter than I expected but delicious, and a little crispy, just the way I like it! The blueberry compote that came with it was warm and sweet, not too thick, with fat blueberries.

The coffee, which is important to me, was good as well.

  • Visited June 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pricey but good”
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Had a great mid-day meal at the Original Pancake House in Encinitas. Waitress was good. Food was a little pricey for a breakfast place. If you want soda's with your meal, you will have to get it later as they just have juices, coffee, teas, hot chocalate, milk and water. I had the apple pancake, and it was awesome!

  • Visited March 2013
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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355 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Try the Dutch Baby”
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Great place for a family or group because of the huge selection of breakfast options. I really like the Dutch Baby. It is a huge, eggy pancake that is big enough to share. The service is good. It does get crowded, especially on the weekends.

  • Visited February 2012
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Quito
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast Spot”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Can´t beat the Eggs Florentine I had the other day, service fast, quick and prompt like a pancake house should be, prices reasonable. Went there with family, 5 of us, and the food came out quick, hot, and delicious. Coffee is nothing special but drinkable. Off the beaten path except to locals.

  • Visited January 2013
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