Original Pancake House
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306-1425
New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description
In the world of sit-down breakfast franchises, certain names immediately come to mind (IHOP, Denny's). Original Pancake House, a chain started in Oregon that now has more than 100 locations, might not hold the same weight as the big boys, but that's a good thing. The restaurant hasn't gotten so big that it can't afford to use the original ingredients -- fresh whipped cream, hard-wheat unbleached flour, a special sourdough starter -- that helped make it famous. The two most popular items (and ones that have been copied by several other franchises, though Original is the originator) are the apple pancake ($10.49) and Dutch baby ($8.19). The first is an oven-baked stack of buttermilk flapjacks topped with baked Granny Smith apples and a glaze made from Sinkiang cinnamon. The last, sometimes referred to as a German pancake, is a puffy, hollowed-out pastry dusted with powdered sugar and filled with lemon and whipped butter. The restaurant interior is typical franchise-aiming-for-a-country-feel: Think blond wood tables, warm colors, and plastic-laminated paper menus. Service, as with most eateries of this type, is hit-or-miss.
Tips from foursquare
49er flapjacks are the best
They have Gluten Free pancakes and they are delicious! Not on the menu but you can ask...
Gotta love a place with friendly service and a waiter who remembers your name after only seeing it once
Try to get Juan. He is awesome!
Bugs in the food, manager argued with me about "Comping" the meal. Need I say more!? They didn't even apologize for it! Check your food & drinks.