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American Pancake House

508 N Dixie Way, South Bend, IN 46637-3314
+1 574-247-0810
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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“hash browns” (9 reviews)
“french toast” (4 reviews)
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508 N Dixie Way, South Bend, IN 46637-3314
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

This place has great food! Ate here 3 times and had the pumpkin pancakes twice! Service was fast and very friendly. I even saw the owner go to the back room to get a chair for an elderly lady!

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We've been traveling to South Bend for football games for many years and just recently tried the American Pancake House for the first time when we were craving breakfast before a game. We called ahead and were told it would be a short wait, and...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Very good breakfast place. Friendly staff and oh my the pancakes and waffles. The skillet was ok but the waffles and baked apple pancake were delish!

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I had breakfast here with my family. The food was very good and the service was quick. I had a skillet, eggs were cooked to order, and the pancakes were really good as well. My wife and I agreed we would be back.

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This restaurant was well known for its apple pancake in the past but the pancake seemed to suffer a bit after new owners took over. On a whim, my family and I stopped in while on a weekend trip and we were pleasantly surprised to...More

Thank kdpsgumby
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

First, they understand the term 'soft scrambled' when describing eggs. Food was well prepared, plentiful and inexpensive. Service prompt and friendly. Lots of local color in the clientele.

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 6 July 2017

5 reviews 1.0 star rating 7/6/2017 I've been here twice. Both times it was not as clean as I would like. The food is the standard greasy breakfast diner food. Nothing bad, nothing great. The atmosphere and cleanliness kill it for me. The second time...More

1  Thank Marlaina J
Reviewed 25 May 2017

After all the great reviews, I expected more. It was okay. The building is older, but clean. The staff was friendly and the service was quick, so it was a good choice for a quick breakfast. My bacon was cooked nice and crisp, but seemed...More

Thank dianascram
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

WARNING, when your 12-ur-old orders the chocolate pancakes, don't let him order anything else, because he won't be able to finish....the cakes are Huge and Delicious. I also recommend the star spangled banner omelet-4 eggs. The service is fast and very fruendly. And the menu...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My husband and I stopped here for breakfast while travelling over the road, and I'm SO GLAD we did! This restaurant was amazing! We both ordered breakfast and the portions were VERY generous. The food arrived quickly and tasted delicious. The service was also very...More

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Ana I
3 October 2015|
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Response from Jeffrey D | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about this place. I have tipped at Outback, but they bring the food out to you, no leaving the car.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
06:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 N Dixie Way, South Bend, IN 46637-3314
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-247-0810
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