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Original Pancake House

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1931 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2603
+1 205-933-8837
07:00 - 15:00
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New Port Richey, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was good and our waitress was awesome. We ate the twice Durning our weekend stay. Will go there next year.

Thank sakincaid22
Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have so many types of pancakes that it is hard to decide. And, if you don't want pancakes, there's steak and eggs, corned beef and great sides! Just about anything you would want for breakfast. If you get there between 7 and 8 A.M., you can avoid the line.

Thank dantemike1
Birmingham, Alabama
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73 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Vegetable Omelette in the State! The sides are always fresh and the pancakes are light and fluffy.The service is very consistent. This is an old restaurant, but it's never let me down.

Thank Preston L
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Birmingham is a breakfast town and this is one great place to enjoy that reputation. The tile-top tables, bright colors, and tables of college students, downtowners and tourists gives the Pancake House a great vibe.

Thank Peggy M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Original Pancake House provides friendly and excellent service, as well as a fabulous selection of pancakes & waffles. Great southern recipes that look yummy and taste even better. Great coffee, and breakfast sides aplenty!

Thank FreddieBraswell
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Original Pancake House is one of those restaurants that will make you take detour just to eat there, you know what I mean? There are so many things on the menu we wanted to try, it's incredible. I had the Swedish pancakes, which are hard to describe, but are like super thin crepes without filling that have crispy edges.... More 

Thank Jane B
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed . Pancakes, I think we're better at the IHOP. Nothing terribly remarkable that would make me want to come back. Service was good though and so was coffee- but nothing extraordinary unfortunately. I wanted it to be amazing.

Thank Melissaaaaaaaa
Atchison, Kansas
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the Pigs in the Blanket (Pancake wrapped sausage). It had a nice lemon sauce and lots of butter. It was yummy.

Thank MotorBikeDude73
Birmingham, Alabama
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I had the chocolate chip pancakes, and I inhaled them. They were fantastic. They were soft and buttery and sincerely fabulous. My mother... Well... we were there for her 61st birthday because they had the only apple pancake in town, and she was jonesing for a taste of her childhood. You have to wait for this item, and that was... More 

Thank Danielle G
Lincoln, Nebraska
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful breakfast during our stay in Birmingham! I had to have the Dutch Baby. Takes awhile to make one, but well worth the wait. Others had the pancakes and loved them!

Thank Drury2019

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1931 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2603
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-933-8837

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?