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Ol' South Pancake House

Breakfast Spot$$$$
Fort Worth
  • Kathleen L.
    "The Dutch babies and German pancakes are the best in Fort Worth!"(28 Tips)
    David P.
    "Get the Dutch Babies, they're way good."(10 Tips)
    Arianna R.
    "Great breakfast tacos with chorizo!"(3 Tips)
    William C.
    "Great place to study late night."(5 Tips)
114 Tips and reviews
  • German pancakes
  • dutch baby
  • good for a late night
  • family-friendly
  • good for groups
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  • Kimberly N S.
    Service was AWESOME TOO!!
  • Kimberly N S.
    Loved it!! German Pancake yummy!! Skillet big enough for 2
    Upvoted Jun 18
  • Abdullah A.
    The German Pancakes are so Delicious. 👌
    EDWARD GOVEAApril 27
    Breakfast is great here.. it's worth the wait..
  • Eric G.
    Chicken + waffles 👌🏻
  • William C.
    William ChavezFebruary 9
    Great place to study late night. Staff is always friendly...always!
  • Susan W.
    Susan WheelerFebruary 5
    German Pancake and Belgian Waffle are both very good.
  • Esther R.
    Esther RuehleFebruary 3
    German pancakes are crazy good!! They're also swimming in half a cup each of butter, and lemon, and powdered sugar, just to let you know
  • Shri c.
    Shri colDecember 28, 2016
    Almost off the menu, the skillet! Comes with hash brown, eggs, gravy, sausage etc. Filling
  • Doug F.
    Doug FreemanDecember 13, 2016
    All the breakfast items and the Chicken and Waffles are great as well as the German Pancakes!
  • Davina C.
    Davina CarrOctober 21, 2016
    Love the German pancakes!!!!!!!!
  • Sarra L.
    Sarra LordJuly 15, 2016
    German pancakes and bacon
  • Davina C.
    Davina CarrJuly 6, 2016
    The German pancake is to die for!
  • Lance B.
    Lance BeechwoodMay 15, 2016
    Skillet is great and very large. Also recommend the Dutch babies.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SanchezApril 6, 2016
    Famous German Pancakes
  • Michael S.
    Michael SanchezApril 6, 2016
    I'm sure there are plenty of items that are good. I'm not sure what is all on the menu, I never use it. The German Pancakes are AWESOMENESS
  • Stacy P.
    Stacy PophamDecember 27, 2015
    Dutch babies are wonderful. This is the small one.
  • Jackie E.
    Jackie EasthomOctober 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The German Pancake is delicious!
  • Ray H.
    Ray HartjenAugust 18, 2015
    Not gonna lie - it's okay. Nice enough place and good food, but I didn't think it was the "ish" like its reputation makes it out to be. Very crowded, but service is good.
  •  ℋumorous
     ℋumorousJune 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A photo of the founder hangs upon the wall of this family owned 24hr Fort Worth landmark. His son runs it today If you respect 'Ol School cooking, avoid the chains — eat here & thank me later! ♡
  • The Wall Street Journal
    A no-nonsense local favorite that turns out top-notch flapjacks, including the house specialty, a German version served with lemons, powdered sugar and whipped butter. Read more
  • Victoria K.
    Victoria KellyJanuary 30, 2015
    The german pancake! Lemony goodness. Best after hour hot spot on a saturday night after the club too
  • Kathleen G S.
    Kathleen G SimmonsJanuary 10, 2015
    Cornbeef hash
  • Deimos
    DeimosOctober 21, 2014
    The German pancakes are to die for! It's a great place for a late night bite, but it tends to stay crowded with college students.
  • Minh N.
    Minh NghiOctober 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Ol' Southern Skillet: it's a biscuit smothered with eggs, gravy, cheese, hash browns and choice of meat. Get it with chorizo, bacon, onion and tomatoes. Greatness. Also one of the best values!
  • Joel W.
    Joel WilliamsOctober 7, 2014
    The German pancakes are phenomenal!
  • Bryan C.
    Bryan ClagettSeptember 29, 2014
    Everything is great
  • Erik S.
    Erik SmithSeptember 26, 2014
    Very friendly staff. If you're feeling especially decadent, get the Dutch Baby. You will not be disappointed.
  • David P.
    David PittsSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Dutch Babies, they're way good. Can't beat a 24 hour diner like this one.
  • Sonja C.
    Sonja CrawfordAugust 5, 2014
    Great local place! German pancakes are awesome!!
  • Bruce P.
    Bruce PJuly 5, 2014
    German Pancake and Southern grits!!!!
  • Arianna R.
    Arianna RojoJune 19, 2014
    Chicken strips were bland, chicken fried steak was decent. The coffee was much better this time. I want to love this place, but so far not sure if I'll be back soon...
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhiteJune 5, 2014
    Fort Worth must do!
  • tiffany h.
    tiffany hilleyMay 7, 2014
    been here twice and was t impressed. the second time was horrible...service, speed, and quality of food. :(
  • Arianna R.
    Arianna RojoMarch 16, 2014
    Great breakfast tacos with chorizo! Coffee was a little watery. Love this place though!
  • Erik S.
    Erik SmithMarch 11, 2014
    Amazing breakfast and even better service. Everyone here was a delight, especially our server Haley.
  • The Captain 😈😻🥜🙈
    The Captain 😈😻🥜🙈February 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get Q's section!!!
  • Crystal C.
    Crystal CantwellJanuary 26, 2014
    German pancakes every time!
  • Lori D.
    Lori DinkinsDecember 27, 2013
    It's all good!
  • Mighty Q
    Mighty QNovember 16, 2013
    Check-In on Yelp for a free dessert!
  • Carlos
    CarlosNovember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Dutch baby anyone.......:p
  • Standpoint Promotions
    Standpoint PromotionsOctober 9, 2013
    The absolute best place to stop in Fort Worth after a long night on the town and/or to recover the morning after. Great prices, huge portions. If you leave hungry you're doing it wrong.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MurphySeptember 10, 2013
    Soooo good!
  • David H.
    David HaralsonSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Skillet is amazing!!!!!
  • Kathleen L.
    Kathleen LebarAugust 16, 2013
    The Dutch babies and German pancakes are the best in Fort Worth!
  • Jon J.
    Jon JonesAugust 13, 2013
    Service terrible. Glasses chipped, orders wrong, very slow service, chicken fried steak served with RUSTY knife. Staff uninterested in addressing concerns and tried to over charge us for extra items
  • Christian M.
    Christian MorenoJuly 27, 2013
    After a evening of drinks , at 3 am , this is the place to end up. Chicken fried steak is what was good!!
  • Adam C.
    Adam CruzJuly 22, 2013
    Was super busy.
  • Cinthia R.
    Cinthia ReyesJuly 7, 2013
    Public wifi!
  • Nathan N.
    Nathan NJuly 4, 2013
    Good ol food
  • Tori M.
    Tori MJune 15, 2013
    Worst service ever!!!! Food wasn't great....had to keep asking other waitresses to find out server or to refill our coffee....never going back!!!! EWW!!!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VannJune 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Jewel is the best.
  • Claire W.
    Claire WeedenMay 25, 2013
    Best breakfast place in dfw the pie is good too
  • Lisa L.
    Nicest wait staff ever!!!
  • Donald T.
    Donald TittleMay 11, 2013
    The waitresses are the nicest! Excellent service.
  • JME G.
    JME GuptillMay 5, 2013
    My German Pancake was lukewarm. The butter wasn't completely melted and thus didn't turn into a sauce and was wholly unsatisfying.
  • Amber A.
    Amber AugustMarch 31, 2013
    Get the German pancake. Get only the German pancake. Do not get any thing on it extra.... just the original German pancake. It's worth it. Trust me.
  • Cyndi S.
    Cyndi SmithMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not, I repeat DO NOT miss the German pancakes!
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa ProvostFebruary 23, 2013
    The hash is amazing. Doesn't look like all that much when it comes out, but it's crisp and tasty. Get the biscuits with it, they're huuuuge and pillowy and come with an ocean of gravy.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica ScottNovember 16, 2012
    Awesome breakfast! You must try the Dutch Babies!
  • Jacob L.
    Jacob LewisNovember 13, 2012
    Chicken Fried Steak was okay but We came for the Dutch babies!
  • Katrina W.
    Katrina WinantNovember 3, 2012
    I'm sure this place is good at 3am but as far as breakfast goes I've had much better!
  • Kayla S.
    Kayla SandersJuly 29, 2012
    Awsome cheep filling food nice lady's work here
  • Maddy H.
    Maddy Heine-WongJuly 8, 2012
    Don't expect any kind of decent service on a Sunday, especially if they stick you in the back room.
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemJuly 7, 2012
    Try the Chicken Fried Chicken
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemJuly 7, 2012
    Try the Southern Eggs Benedict
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NghiemJuly 7, 2012
    Try the Strawberry Belgian Waffle
  • Patricia P.
    Patricia ParkJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is great, but if your really wanting to raise your risk for diabetes, get a grilled cheese with the fried cheese in between.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    Ope 24 hours with great breakfast - the French Toast is fantastic
  • Sawyer B.
    Sawyer BaldridgeJune 12, 2012
    Service is awesome... Food is great! Bathroom smells like an aquarium with no toilet paper. Worth it!
  • Serena R.
    Serena RamirezMay 26, 2012
    Yummy! With the fam!
  • Kaccie T.
    Kaccie TesdalApril 28, 2012
    I love the eggs with cheddar cheese!!!!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BrimberryMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for Brooke. Awesome service.
  • Brandi J.
    Brandi JusticeMarch 28, 2012
    Best service amazing food! Ask for Herlinda!
  • Jennifer Z.
    Jennifer ZJanuary 18, 2012
    Service was good, pancakes were ok, bacon was AMAZING.
  • Minh N.
    Minh NghiJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Food here is great but the interesting characters that work and frequent the place are also the reason to go.
  • Stetson S.
    Stetson SmithDecember 29, 2011
    Big ol burrito, can't go wrong
  • Tina L.
    Tina LDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Pork Chop are so juicy and tender! I love the Pork chop and pancake combo! and the Dutch baby is so yummy! its like a lemon drop on fluffy pancake!
  • Suzie J.
    Suzie JacksonDecember 13, 2011
    Classic breakfast with eggs over medium! Oh yes
  • Suzie J.
    Suzie JacksonDecember 13, 2011
    Great food
  • Clyde J.
    Clyde JacksonDecember 12, 2011
    You gotta try the german pancake's
  • Carrie R.
    Carrie RiosDecember 9, 2011
    Just got a water glass with black scum on it. The food is good but check your glasses and utensils.
  • Mimi T.
    Mimi TNovember 27, 2011
    Free dessert when you check in on Yelp!
  • Martin B.
    Martin BordenNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    No smoking throughout has kept some of the.really interesting late night characters from showing up as regulars, evidently. Food and service are much better though!
  • Andrea M.
    Andrea MendiolaNovember 13, 2011
    Bad service but good food.
  • Bill K.
    Bill KNovember 13, 2011
    Might not be too bad at like 3am but I think Paris coffee shop on Montgomery is way better
  • Salvatore G.
    Salvatore GriecoNovember 6, 2011
    This place is overrated and pricey for diner food.
  • Rowdy D.
    Rowdy DuganNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I always regret this come morning.
  • Rowdy D.
    Rowdy DuganNovember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Drink beer? Drink coffee here when done.
  • Dave T.
    Dave TuckerNovember 2, 2011
    Great food... Good old fashioned hospitality
  • Rowdy D.
    Rowdy DuganOctober 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The toilet refilling sounds like the start of Texas Chain Saw Masacare
  • Jason L.
    Jason LamersOctober 23, 2011
    One of the only sit down restaurants open after 11pm. Great stop for some after-bar coffee with apple pie and vanilla ice cream. Check it!
  • Brianna F.
    Brianna FitzOctober 22, 2011
    Talk to Sasha and touch the wee midget in the corner ;)
  • Brianna F.
    Brianna FitzOctober 22, 2011
    Talk to Sasha ;) and touch the wee midget in the corner
  • Rowdy D.
    Rowdy DuganOctober 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The best drunk coffee!
  • Robert Dwight C.
    Robert Dwight CharterSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Corned beef hash and eggs are great at @ in the morning.
  • Robert Dwight C.
    Robert Dwight CharterSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I go to watch the drunk cowboys at 2 in the morning. The corned beef hash is tasty, too.
  • Jon W.
    Jon WoodJuly 19, 2011
    The German Pancake with strawberries is amazing. A lot of food, but very good. Ask for Ashley if you can, she is an absolute sweetheart.
  • Droo
    DrooJuly 7, 2011
    best drunk food even when you're not drunk.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MullerMay 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I always get chocolate chip waffle with sausage links! It's amazing!
  • Gaby B.
    Gaby BonitaDecember 19, 2016
    Todo tiene sabor casero y el personal en general es muy amable!!!
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