Edina >Food & Dining > Original Pancake House
3501 W 70th St, Edina, MN | Directions 5543544.876202 -93.326369
Daily, 6:30am - 3pm
Good, but be prepared to wait! – I went with a group of 4 other people and we called ahead to make sure we didn't have a long wait on a Saturday morning. When we arrived we were told we'd have to wait 25 minutes, but we were sat 55 minutes later. However, we were given a bowl of fresh fruit because our wait was so long, so we were all relatively happy with that! Very nice touch OPH! We all loved our food and the wait time was nothing! I had the three little pigs in a blanket and the other people at the table had the fresh strawberry crepes, the granola pancakes, the pumpkin pancakes, and the garden dutch baby. I think we all agree it was delicious, but the dutch baby was all our favorite! I would definitely return, but I would make sure I had time to wait if going on a Saturday or Sunday morning.
Very good neighborhood breakfast spot – I've been a neighborhood regular here for 12 years.
I'm a bruncher/breakfaster, so not familiar with lunch options. But as far as breakfast goes, you really can't go wrong. Friendly, speedy service and delicious food. (The whole wheat french toast is delicious!) If I were pressed for something that could be improved upon, I'd say the coffee. But the food really is delicious!
Horrible Service – The service here is absolutely horrible. We were greeted with a stern look and "how many" I had a 16 month old on my hip and was never once offered a high chair or kid menu, had to ask and wait for both. We saw our waitress once, to take our order, otherwise it was mainly the person serving coffee getting us what we needed. After being seated and already being disgusted with the service, my mother received the small order of french toast when she ordered the large, which the waitress at the end argued was the correct price. My mother goes there once a week and knows what she is ordering and what she should be getting for her money. The food is very good, but should be charged for a fraction of the price considering the disgusting service you receive. I have never once in my many visits had good service here.
Heart Warming – I have been in the Military for 3 years, whenever I come home on a break to see my Mom , we go here straight from the airport, literally with the luggage in the car!
The food is amazing so is the coffee... such a wonderfull place to feel like a king after the normal military wear and tear : )
The BEST place for breakfast in the Cities! – Just about every weekend you'll find me at one (or both) of the Original Pancake locations in Edina and Eden Prairie. I consider the Edina location the "original" OPH, and it is beautifully decorated with stained glass that I'm told came from an old mansion. It has recently gone through a few renovations that have slightly changed the decor to match the new Eden Prairie location, but it still retains the cozy, friendly atmosphere, mainly due to the wonderful wait staff. They are great at recalling the little details about how I like my breakfasts, and know my friends and I by name. Yes, the wait can be long, and yes, they do have a policy that they only seat full parties, but it just means you need to plan ahead for a wonderful breakfast! Give them a call before you leave the house and they'll put you on a list so that when your party arrives your wait will be shorter. It's worth it to wait for the amazing food - try the Dutch Garden, which was recently added to the menu after much persistence by Raymond Yates, a local musician and OPH fanatic. Or try anything on the menu that fits your fancy; you'll leave stuffed and I guarantee you won't be able to stay away for long!
Very Busy & Very Rude – The wait is to long 40 minutes?? The hosts are terrible. The food
might be good but the service is so bad. Don't waste your time
waiting. I would go across the street and eat somewhere else.
Their service has gone down hill and I can't believe people are
even willing to wait 40 minutes for Breakfast? Are you kidding me.
I recall when the wait was more like 20 minutes. They truly need to do something
about this and get a better staff!!
not coming back – Just want to let everybody know about the RUDEST SERVICE I have ever seen! The table wait was 40+ minutes. We had 7 people in our party-- a 39 week pregnant lady, a 3 year old child and an 81 year old Grandmother. This restaurant has a policy NOT TO SIT any party unless all members are present and boy they will fight to stick to it! When they were ready to seat us my brother was parking the car and in 2 minutes would have joined us. The manager, Heather Zimmerman, would not wait and gave our table away. When we confronted Heather, she told us we could LEAVE or wait for the table. This was as much a matter of principle for me as it was for the restaurant's management, so all 7 of us left and we won't be coming back. We went to Crave, the restaurant across the street, and were promptly seated and treated as guest with a smile all the way.
When I go out, I go out to relax. The sitting policy may be good for their wallets, but is terrible customer service and sticking so closely to the policy is just bad for business. While for now their business is good, what comes up must come down and boy will it come hard.
Made-to-order breakfasts---including over a dozen unique flapjacks---stack the odds in this restaurant's favor. – In Short
Founded in Oregon circa 1953, this simply-furnished spot owes its success to its creative menu and fresh ingredients. Batters are made on the premises; a special "sourdough starter" keeps treats from tasting overly sweet. Patrons choose from eggs, waffles, crepes and oven-baked omelets, as well as signature plates like blueberry pancakes (served with or without compote), giant cinnamon-glazed apple pancakes, thin and chewy "49-ers" and the air-filled, lemon-and-sugar-topped "Dutch Baby."
Great Place to stop for a while!!! – I dont really know what all of you mean. Everytime we go into OPH yes, the lines are long, but dont you kind of expect that from a great restaurant? My family and I have always been greated warmly and we feel welcome, like we are in someones home. I watch the staff run around fast, but they are efficient and great at what they do. They visit with the older people and laugh alot with the guests...I think that is great ! The food is exceptional, Better than anything around. Its not some corporate square...Its a small town restaurant in the city.
Slow service and the food made me ill. – Maybe the breakfast experience is better, but lunch was awful! The place was understaffed and our server was absolutely frazzled. Service was slow and we waited over twenty minutes for five 'dollar pancakes' for my daughter. To top off the bad service, their Cobb Salad made me sick. Definitely not going back.
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