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The Original Pancake House

2229 Swallow Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1629
+1 412-279-1442
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (6 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2229 Swallow Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1629
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit here was truly accidental. Hubby and I were planning breakfast at the restaurant next door; however, it was closed due to remodeling. I can honestly say that we were happy to had our meal here. Our server was friendly and helpful in answering...More

Thank Joni S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast with friends that we hadn't seen in a while. I noticed they had a "waffle sandwich" on the menu that sort of intrigued me. I asked the waitress if I could change it up a little...to a French Toast sandwich. Ohhhh...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Usually top notch, this visit was a couple notches less due to my meal choice the Southwest Crepes being a little lean on the menu-mentioned "diced ham and sausage". No sausage at all and the diced ham might have been a tablespoonful between two crepes....More

Thank NeoFoody
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We've been here many times and are never disappointed. Crepes are very good. Pancakes are amazing. Fruit salad has been good. I am a corned beef hash fan and it is good. Great with kids. Might be a wait. This is just a breakfast go...More

Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Food and service are good, but prices are high, for breakfast food. My husband said that the sausage he ordered was particularly good. I had Canadian bacon, and it was ok, but not great.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was great. Sarah, our server was very nice. Food served quickly. Atmosphere too was very nice. I had a blitnz breakfast. Usually very small but these 2 filled the plate. Wide variety of options on menu including gluten free options.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We always have an AMAZING meal here! A Pittsburgh staple! I have been there with friends, the hubby and family! Great food, low prices and great staff! This is a place that you can get a GREAT meal, fill up and it won't drain your...More

Thank bobbiec67
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

After early pickup at the airport we went there because two of us enjoy the place, the food, and the service. We were not disappointed. Young lady gave great service and very talkative. We ordered omelettes and pancakes and we had plenty of really good...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food was excellent, including the best grapefruit around. The wait staff was very good. My only complaint is that everything is so expensive. Don't expect to get out of there for under $30.00 if there are two of you.

Thank David S
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Original Pancake house is not on a main road so it's easy to forget about going there. We visit Carnegie every year and we finally went there. The breakfast menu is huge--there are so many specialty items it's hard to choose. The prices are...More

Thank mottelj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2229 Swallow Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1629
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-279-1442
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