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“Big Mother Pancakes!”

Dutch Mothers Family Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 63 Restaurants in Lynden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$16
Cuisines: American, Dutch, European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family friendly, serving good, old-fashioned homestyle cooking, plus some delicious old world specialties.Some of our claims to fame:- Voted "Best Breakfast" in Lynden- Won "Best Pie" in America- Large Portions of good home cooking- We CATER! (on site, or at your location)- Nearly thirty years of cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for LyndenBefore or after your meal, browse our gift shop and Dutch market, explore downtown Lynden, visit the Lynden Pioneer Musuem and the Jansen Art Center.
Vancouver, Canada
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Big Mother Pancakes!”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

After a long wait at the border while on our way from Vancouver, BC to LaConner, WA we ended up taking a circuitous route that included Lynden just in time for a late breakfast. We were warmly welcomed and taken through to a side room furnished with comfortable and interesting curious reflecting the Dutch heritage of the farming community. Our breakfasts consisted of ONE HUGE pancake, delicious sausages, 2 eggs cooked to our taste and a cup of coffee. More than enough food - and all very tasty. Highly recommend this stop.

  • Visited March 2014
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North Bend, Oregon
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“plenty and plenty good”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

i found this place through trip advisor - and we were very happy with our choice. the food was delicious and there was a lot of it. didn't need to have another meal that day! i tasted the strawberry freezer jam that came with my husband's breakfast, delicious! i had their giant dutch pancake - apple, pecan, cinnamon - served with butter, syrup, and whipped cream! didn't need either the butter or syrup…(they have other flavors as well)

the restaurant is large, so in more active seasons, it probably fills up, but we were there at a quiet time and it was charming with locals at adjacent tables. good service - we'd go back if we were in town again.

it's right on the main drag with shops and other businesses up and down the street. also in walking distance to the pioneer museum which is worth a visit.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank johnelrog
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast!!!”
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Everything was delicious! Friendly service, unique decor. A really nice place. We had biscuits and gravy and chicken fried steak, and agreed they were the best we ever had.

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Seattle, WA
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in Washinton!”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Delicious food! And big portions. I hate it when food is good but small portions and you leave hungry. But this is delicious home cooked food and LARGE portions...enough for us to reheat for breakfast the next morning! After seeing Yelp pictures of the pancakes - we ordered the pecan apple pancake and it was huge! Served with a cup of whipped cream too! We also ordered the ham, bacon, egg & cheese potato hash - so good! Next time we are in the area we're eating here!

  • Visited December 2013
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Bellingham,Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Generous and Tasty”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

My expectations were exceeded when my breakfast, one of the " slightly smaller breakfasts" on offer, was placed before me -- a large serving of delicious hash browns, beautifully scrambled eggs loaded with chunks of tender ham and plenty of mild cheddar cheese, wholegrain toast, and what tasted like homemade strawberry freezer jam! I ate until I could eat no more, and took the rest home, which my husband and I enjoyed the next day, with the addition of another scrambled egg.

This was the "1/2 Ham & Cheddar Scramble" -- I can't imagine how large a plate is necessary to serve the full-size version, listed under "Hearty Breakfasts!"

He had the pancake breakfast -- the biggest pancake we'd ever seen -- with two over-easy eggs and two sausage links, all very tasty.

The service was excellent, and the coffee definitely a cut above that served by most restaurants of this type. We enjoyed looking at the other rooms in the restaurant, each with a unique theme, and will return again for both the excellent food and friendly service.

  • Visited December 2013
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