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The Original Pancake House

Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant$$$$
The Colony, Anaheim
  • Go here. Experience the pancakes. It's worth it.
  • Ahmed A.
    "Swedish, 49" pancakes and Dutch baby are the best."(6 Tips)
    "You can put in a half order of 2 pancakes for maximum deliciousness!"(37 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)
80 Tips and reviews
  • pancakes
  • dutch baby
  • lively
  • family-friendly
  • corned beef hash
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Kaira V.
    Kaira VazquezFebruary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • 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!
  • bananabelle
    bananabelleAugust 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Jerome R.
    Jerome RowleyMay 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Ahmed A.
    Ahmed AlharbySeptember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Swedish, 49" pancakes and Dutch baby are the best.
  • 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!
  • Debra D.
    Debra DonleyMay 24, 2014
    The cherry kijafa crepes are to die for and make an excellent contrast to their wonderfully amazing sausage!
  • 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
  • Alex A.
    Alex ArroyoJanuary 11, 2014
    This place is amazing second time here pancakes are the best and the biscuits and gravy are amazing
  • 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!
  • 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..
  • Dean M.
    Dean McCoyJuly 25, 2012
    I loved the pineapple pancakes with the tropical sauce. The corned beef hash was very good as well.
  • Andrey P.
    Andrey PlaksinNovember 19, 2014
    Bacon chip pancake is a must. The serving is huge one is enough for a couple .
  • Salem A.
    Salem AlshammeriNovember 2, 2016
    Go for the coconut pancake.
  • 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!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MooreAugust 27, 2013
    Try everything, they all taste so good. My experience in Anaheim was awesome .
  • Steve
    SteveSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Dutch Baby is amazing..... on second thought everything is amazing here
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BorgeltMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Their corned beef hash is sooooo good. Highly recommended. And sourdough pancakes. And everything else.
  • DeeMagicGurl
    DeeMagicGurlOctober 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This place gets busy, so get there before 8:30! Killer crepes though!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CAJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Deanna B.
    Deanna BlakeNovember 3, 2011
    Awesome prices and amazing food! Coconut pancakes are my favorite (:
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Billy A.
    Billy AmpDecember 18, 2014
    49er flappy jack pancakes make regular pancakes a piece of toast.
  • Crystal C.
    Crystal CalderonAugust 24, 2011
    Get the Dutch baby. Just do it and you won't regret it.
  • 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.
  • Kristine M.
    Kristine MacaranasNovember 7, 2011
    Get the chocolate chip pancakes! Best you'll ever have (;
  • natassia
    natassiaSeptember 4, 2010
    Choose an egg specialty or omelette and upgrade the pancakes for $1 more
  • 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.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MitchellJune 5, 2011
    Even if there are a lot of people waiting, the seating is done quite quickly.
  • El G.
    El GApril 28, 2010
    Order an egg special and upgrade your pancakes...better than paying 4 bucks for a side of bacon
  • Amber C.
    Amber CramerDecember 2, 2013
    Wish they offered more bodybuilder friendly items.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SMarch 18, 2010
    Go to Original Pancake House and get an apple pancake. See if you can finish it all.
  • John C.
    John ColeNovember 12, 2011
    Service with a smile during an early breaky. Made me enjoy it even more.
  • Rick
    RickApril 18, 2014
    Food and service were great They treat you we'll there
  • alex g.
    alex gurrolaOctober 19, 2011
    The thick cut bacon is soooo Good!
  • Joey B.
    Joey BrantleyJune 14, 2015
    The blueberry pancakes are REAL good!
  • Royce Winchester M.
    The bacon waffles are my fave!
  • brandy b.
    brandy brownJune 17, 2013
    Bacon bit pancakes are the best.
  • Nicholas G.
    Nicholas GalassoSeptember 13, 2014
    So many awesome choices! I can't decide!
  • Chiara
    ChiaraSeptember 6, 2015
    Try the 49's! Love it.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle ReynosoOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best bacon in town, worth the $
  • John G.
    John GuintoFebruary 3, 2010
    Must MUST try the 49ner...side of eggs and hash is good too.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GFebruary 1, 2016
    Pretty pretty pretty good 👍🏼
  • Israel B.
    Israel BeachMay 3, 2010
    Has some of the best biscuits and gravy that I've had in a long time.
  • Muneera _.
    Muneera _HSeptember 28, 2016
    Pecan pancakes
  • Tina-Marie L.
    Tina-Marie LozanoSeptember 16, 2012
    By far, the best cup of coffee... Ever!
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HumphreyMarch 25, 2012
    Try the apple pancake... Let cool before grubbin
  • Justin V.
    Justin VillaverdeDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Trying the country fried steak today.
  • Ms E.
    Ms EmJuly 9, 2011
    Get the Dutch baby. Delicious.
  • Ben
    BenFebruary 19, 2012
    Try the bacon pancakes
  • Josef P.
    Josef PupApril 7, 2012
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TranDecember 25, 2013
    Sourdough pancakes! Yum!
  • Carlos A. M.
    Carlos A. MendezMay 22, 2012
    Sour dough pancakes are good.
  • Lisa
    LisaMay 29, 2012
    Seems like the recently changed the menu.
  • Genie B.
    Genie BagayNovember 3, 2015
    Best pancake!
  • Munch74
    Munch74October 30, 2011
    Must be good for a 40min wait
  • 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.
  • Melissa A.
    Melissa AvilesAugust 21, 2011
    I used to love that place! I no longer do. :'(
  • Voltaire V.
    Packed !! FYI
  • Paige Suzanne M.
    Paige Suzanne McClureAugust 12, 2014
    Potato cakes
  • StonedMinky
    StonedMinkyMay 16, 2010
    German pancakes ask for cinnamon-sugar
  • Mariecar G.
    Mariecar GutierrezMay 31, 2010
    Try the banana pancakes yummy!
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CAJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Kind of a loud place
  • Offbeat L.A.
    Offbeat L.A.March 24, 2016
    This was the first California branch of this nationwide chain to open in 1958. It was gutted by fire & rebuilt in 1961,
  • Abdulaziz A.
    Abdulaziz AbdulbaqiSeptember 15, 2016
  • 🌸Nahla🌸
    🌸Nahla🌸August 16, 2016
    اختيار موفق لوجبة افطار أمريكي .. متعدد الأصناف .. بانكيك و فرينش توست و وافلز و أومليت و بيض البيندكت و غيره الكثير اللذيذ ولكن يجب اخذ الحيطة بعدد الكميات لان الوجبات كمياتها كبيرة
  • Claudia D.
    Excelentes desayunos, muy ricos y bien servidos. Me encantó el sabor. En cuanto al servicio, todos muy amables.
  • Mehmet Y.
    Mehmet YaziciogluAugust 23, 2013
    Kahvaltı için en iyi seçenek bence.Ancak porsiyonlar dev,bitirmek imkansız...Pancake,kule şeklinde geliyor...
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