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The Original Pancake House

Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant$$$$
The Colony, Anaheim
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  • Ahmed K (.
    "Swedish, 49" pancakes and Dutch baby are the best."(6 Tips)
    bananabelle
    "You can put in a half order of 2 pancakes for maximum deliciousness!"(35 Tips)
    G ..
    "I recommend the Blueberry pancakes and the corned beef hash."(6 Tips)
    Royce Winchester M.
    "The bacon waffles are my fave!"(2 Tips)
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  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.March 24
    This was the first California branch of this nationwide chain to open in 1958. It was gutted by fire & rebuilt in 1961,
  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkDecember 6, 2015
    Their coffee is exceptionally great!!!! OJ also
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussAugust 16, 2015
    Stay simple: buttermilk pancakes and thick cut bacon for the win.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RafnerJuly 24, 2015
    Total wood-paneled time capsule joy. Wouldn't be entirely surprised to see Don Draper sipping black coffee post-Disneyland.
  • Billy A.
    Billy AmparanoDecember 18, 2014
    49er flappy jack pancakes make regular pancakes a piece of toast.
  • Andrey P.
    Andrey PlaksinNovember 19, 2014
    Bacon chip pancake is a must. The serving is huge one is enough for a couple .
  • DeeMagicGurl
    DeeMagicGurlOctober 3, 2014
    This place gets busy, so get there before 8:30! Killer crepes though!
  • Steve
    SteveSeptember 21, 2014
    The Dutch Baby is amazing..... on second thought everything is amazing here
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MAugust 31, 2014
    Tried to make a reservation. Told we didn't need one. Hour long wait. Extremely loud. Bacon Omelette was over done. Waitress almost pushed coffee onto my lap when serving food cuz of tiny tables.
  • Maad A.
    Maad AlhudairyJune 22, 2014
    Worth every minute of the wait. Best cakes I have ever tasted !! Gotta say Dutch baby was heaven on plate. Can't wait to go back! Wish I lived closer!
  • Debra D.
    Debra DonleyMay 24, 2014
    The cherry kijafa crepes are to die for and make an excellent contrast to their wonderfully amazing sausage!
  • Serena R.
    Serena RMay 6, 2014
    Looking for a satisfying breakfast experience? This is the place! Way better than any Denny's or IHOP! The service is AMAZING and so is the food! Felt cozy and homely. Definitely returning!
  • Rick
    RickApril 18, 2014
    Food and service were great They treat you we'll there
  • Kaira V.
    Kaira VazquezFebruary 12, 2014
    Place gets packed on weekends I go around 7:30am a table for two is usually around 25-30 min wait on saturday! people there are super friendly chocolate chip pancakes are AMAZING!
  • Alex A.
    Alex ArroyoJanuary 11, 2014
    This place is amazing second time here pancakes are the best and the biscuits and gravy are amazing
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TranJanuary 11, 2014
    I like going to the original pancake house box it has great selections on pancakes. I do recommend the blueberry pancakes and also the corn hash! It is delicious!
  • Kavi K.
    Kavi KreamSeptember 20, 2013
    You wait a long time to get in but it is FANTASTIC service. Your food doesn't take forever either. Perfect breakfast place.
  • Madison K.
    Madison KuntzSeptember 17, 2013
    Good food, but busy even on a Tuesday so expect to wait for a bit! Free refills on coffee and soda too!
  • Ahmed K (.
    Ahmed K (أحمد خ)September 12, 2013
    Swedish, 49" pancakes and Dutch baby are the best.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MooreAugust 27, 2013
    Try everything, they all taste so good. My experience in Anaheim was awesome .
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CAJuly 1, 2013
    Very small place I think that's 1 reason for the wait all the time. Knowing the cost of food its a bit high but not out of the norm thst Californians like to pay.
  • Verna A.
    Verna AbanteApril 29, 2013
    The 49er's are so delish if you love a thin and crispy pancake! also, the bacon is heavenly!
  • Dean M.
    Dean McCoyJuly 25, 2012
    I loved the pineapple pancakes with the tropical sauce. The corned beef hash was very good as well.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Jerome R.
    Jerome RowleyMay 18, 2012
    There is a special item not on the menu called The Irish Benedict, an Eggs Benedict made with corned beef hash rather than Canadian Bacon. Try it sometime!
  • Josh L.
    Josh LewisMay 14, 2012
    The Original Pancake House is a chain but the Anaheim location is my absolute favorite! In the heart of Anaheim, it's a local tradition. No reservations. Be ready to wait on weekends.
  • Eunice R.
    Eunice RodriguezFebruary 13, 2012
    I thought I had discovered the best waffle when I had the coconut waffle, then I had the bacon waffle and today...I tasted the amazing apple cinnamon waffle....yummy
  • Royce Winchester M.
    The bacon waffles are my fave!
  • John C.
    John ColeNovember 12, 2011
    Service with a smile during an early breaky. Made me enjoy it even more.
  • Kristine M.
    Kristine MacaranasNovember 7, 2011
    Get the chocolate chip pancakes! Best you'll ever have (;
  • Deanna B.
    Deanna BlakeNovember 3, 2011
    Awesome prices and amazing food! Coconut pancakes are my favorite (:
  • Holly R.
    Holly ReillyOctober 29, 2011
    I came for the gluten free pancakes (which were really good!) and will go back for the corned beef hash, which was pheNOMenal!
  • alex g.
    alex gurrolaOctober 19, 2011
    The thick cut bacon is soooo Good!
  • L J.
    L JOctober 12, 2011
    Don't get discouraged by the wait, they told me 20 minutes and it only took 8. Well worth it.
  • G ..
    G .October 11, 2011
    Weekends are busy so get in early. I recommend the Blueberry pancakes and the corned beef hash. If you are in the mood for something sweet and tangy, try the Dutch Baby. It's fabulous!
  • Marie L.
    Marie LewisSeptember 20, 2011
    Always busy so plan ahead. Tables are close and kinda small but they can accomodate large parties if you let them know.
  • Jo J.
    Jo JoSeptember 8, 2011
    Had awesome breakfast after a graveyard volunteer shift for Disney half marathon. Anyways, try mushroom omelet then add sausage & swiss cheese. The omelet comes with 3 pancakes too :) You'll love it!
  • Crystal C.
    Crystal CalderonAugust 24, 2011
    Get the Dutch baby. Just do it and you won't regret it.
  • bananabelle
    bananabelleAugust 22, 2011
    You can put in a half order of 2 pancakes for maximum deliciousness! For example, you can get half banana pancakes & half chocolate chip pancakes and voila! You have banana chocolate chip pancakes.
  • Jay S.
    Jay SencionAugust 12, 2011
    This place is a very welcoming environment. I went with a friend in a wheel chair and we realized there's no ramp.. but they saw us coming and brought a mobile ramp..
  • Tom M.
    Tom MitchellJune 5, 2011
    Even if there are a lot of people waiting, the seating is done quite quickly.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BorgeltMarch 28, 2011
    Their corned beef hash is sooooo good. Highly recommended. And sourdough pancakes. And everything else.
  • Sean
    SeanNovember 11, 2010
    Avoid corned beef hash, fatty. If you want service and your entire order go else where. They rush to turn over tables too much, its average at best.
  • Bridgette L.
    Bridgette LibbyOctober 9, 2010
    The new pumpkin pancakes are the best ones I've ever had. Don't forget to pick up some of the coffee they sell -- it's amazing!
  • natassia
    natassiaSeptember 4, 2010
    Choose an egg specialty or omelette and upgrade the pancakes for $1 more
  • D(u)rian Gray
    D(u)rian GrayJune 26, 2010
    Best orange juice in town, possibly in the north county. Do yourself a favor and order a large (no refills)
  • Jim W.
    Jim WilliamsJune 15, 2010
    This place gets busy, best to get there early and week days are the best time. we try to be there by 8am. Crepes are the best around, and the Coffee is not bad.. enjoy
  • Israel B.
    Israel BeachMay 3, 2010
    Has some of the best biscuits and gravy that I've had in a long time.
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GApril 28, 2010
    Order an egg special and upgrade your pancakes...better than paying 4 bucks for a side of bacon
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SMarch 18, 2010
    Go to Original Pancake House and get an apple pancake. See if you can finish it all.
  • John G.
    John GuintoFebruary 3, 2010
    Must MUST try the 49ner...side of eggs and hash is good too.
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