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The Original Pancake House

4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
+1 803-782-6742
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (45 reviews)
“dutch baby” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was fairly empty on a Sunday night at 5pm. I was greeted and seated a a booth immediately, and my waitress promptly asked me for my drink preference and brought it out very quickly. As I was alone, and with my ebook, she...More

Thank patthecma
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The omelet was so big, had to take half with me. Their Apple pancake is a mouthwatering treat, big enough to share. Highly recommend this jewel.

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The Original Pancake House serves huge portions at reasonable prices. The menu has something for everyone. You can order pancakes, waffles, omelets, breakfast meats, fresh fruits, freshly squeezed orange juice and a whole lot more. I was visiting relatives and was there with a party...More

Thank Marlene B
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Had brunch with our family who was visiting from out of town. The restaurant was full and service was expeditious. Menu is straightforward and has many options from which to choose. Portions are huge and most orders can easily be shared. Pancakes are good; bacon...More

Thank ECRWood
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This placed is tucked in, and not very visible from the main road. But the food is wonderful and they give you nice sized portions. I surely will be back!

Thank Saints357
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Went here for a team breakfast with my colleagues. Thought this would be an IHOP knockoff but I was wrong. Ordered a western omelet that was huge! When you took a forkful, the steam rose out of the inside. It was absolutely delicious. Came with...More

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 10 am with a large party. Restaurant seated is within 30 minutes. Tried banana pancakes and egg sausage combo. Food was delicious. Server forgot several items after dropping off the food, but recovered. Server was obviously in the weeds as store was packed.

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Went here after graduation and it was very busy. We were a party of four with one person handicap. Wait time was 15 mins but I swear we got called in five minutes or less. Seating was nice server was very attentive. I think we...More

Thank Billy S
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

4 pages of breakfast foods prepared any and every way with anything imaginable! The menu is like a Moby Dick novel full of exciting descriptions. My hubby choose an omelet ( it literally covered the entire plate) and I choose eggs and bacon... everything comes...More

1  Thank Michele739
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Just went to the pancake house with my bookclub friends, and there's nothing like friends and good food. This is very open dining, no partitions. I was glad to dig into my strawberry crapes that looked delicious and were tasty! The price was good for...More

Thank Nia717
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-782-6742
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