The Original Pancake House on Parmer-yummy! Delicious buttermilk pancakes, eggs cooked exactly as ordered, above average sausage. Couldn't eat for the rest of the day! Good service, freshly squeezed orange juice, hot coffee-what more could you want? A good step above IHOP. If you're looking for a resonably priced breakfast and don't want to wait at hour (like at Magnolia or Z Tejas), this is a good old-fashioned pancake house (originated in Oregon I believe). A pleasant addition to the Austin breakfast scene. Looking forward to the one opening in South Austin.
Welcome to the Austin board, where you'll find that obsessed chowhounds love to share opinions and—more or less—civilly debate what constitutes truly delicious chow.
In that spirit, may I ask if you’ve ever checked out the excellent Magnolia Pancake Haus at 13444 West Ave. in San Antonio? (They have no connection to the Magnolia diners in Austin.) Their custom-blend pork-sausage patties, pancakes, and especially their waffles will blow you away. I only wish that Austin had a breakfast spot that was its equal!
If you’ve been to both, I’d love to hear your comparison of their pancakes. If not, maybe you could give more details about your ideal version?
While the Austin outpost of the chain-restaurant Original Pancake House may be better than IHOP (which is not saying much) and less crowded than the mediocre Magnolia or Z'Tejas, there’s also something to be said for the local American-breakfast spots mentioned in this thread:
I look forward to hearing more about your search for the very best chow in town.