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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!"(10 Tips)
    Jon W.
    "The German Pancake with strawberries is amazing."(23 Tips)
    Arianna R.
    "Great breakfast tacos with chorizo!"(3 Tips)
    Martin B.
    "interesting late night characters"(4 Tips)
104 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • German pancakes
  • dutch baby
  • family-friendly
  • good for a late night
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  • Davina C.
    Davina CarrOctober 21
    Love the German pancakes!!!!!!!!
  • Sarra L.
    Sarra LordJuly 15
    German pancakes and bacon
  • Davina C.
    The German pancake is to die for!
  • Lance B.
    Skillet is great and very large. Also recommend the Dutch babies.
  • Michael S.
    Famous German Pancakes
  • Michael S.
    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
  • Aubrey R.
    I've had excellent service with great food and crap service with crap food. Old south is a coin toss. Very inconsistent. How busy they are has little to do with it if that's what you're thinking.
  • Stacy P.
    Stacy PophamDecember 27, 2015
    Dutch babies are wonderful. This is the small one.
  • Jackie E.
    Jackie EasthomOctober 13, 2015
    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
    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.
  • Mark
    MarkFebruary 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.
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