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Dinahs or Original House of Pancakes?

1newyorkguy Feb 5, 2010 08:43 AM

Who has better pancakes? I've been to OHOP back in FL...enjoy the 49'ers and dutch baby.

  1. wienermobile Feb 5, 2010 10:04 AM

    For me The Original House of Pancakes wins by a lot. Their omelets are wonderful too.

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    1. re: wienermobile
      Scotty Feb 5, 2010 11:05 AM

      I agree---Original House of Pancakes

      It's not even close.

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      pinpei Feb 5, 2010 02:54 PM

      I always thought it was the Original Pancake House... No matter. Whatever the name, their pancakes are far superior to Dinah's

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      1. re: pinpei
        Servorg Feb 5, 2010 04:51 PM

        Right you are.

        Original Pancake House
        1756 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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        bigmista Feb 6, 2010 07:36 AM

        Original Pancake House of course! They had bacon Pancakes long before bacon became "cool".

        1. westsidegal Feb 6, 2010 09:04 PM

          imho, dinah's serves only two types of pancakes that are excellent:
          the baked german pancake and the baked apple pancake.

          i can't speak to OHOP having never been.

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          1. re: westsidegal
            Baron Feb 7, 2010 10:49 AM

            ditto those german pancakes. Really nice. I also like the Ihop for their blintzes. I like the huge apple pancake at Dinah's but for me that's more like desert. On the subject of pancakes, any recommendations for those thin Swedish pancakes?

            1. re: Baron
              wienermobile Feb 7, 2010 11:24 AM

              Authentic lacy Swedish pancakes are at The Original Pancake House. Served with lingonberries from Sweden and whipped butter.

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            ArtShapiro Feb 7, 2010 03:35 PM

            Hmmm...I've only been to the Original Pancake House down my way in Laguna Niguel. I'd wanted to try it for years, and finally my bicycle club went there one morning. I was absolutely underwhelmed, which wasn't what I expected given the facility's good reputation. Don't recall any specifics at this late date, but the pancakes were anything but remarkable. It's probably not fair to condemn a place based on one visit, but that was my reaction for what it's worth.


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              Servorg Feb 7, 2010 03:55 PM

              I gotta say that the Dutch Baby pancake is anything but ordinary to me: http://www.cornichon.org/archives/Dut...

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                orythedog Feb 8, 2010 09:51 AM

                You went to OPH once, don't remember when, and don't know what you ate but still feel the pancakes were unremarkable???? WOW!!!! I think that OPH (any location in CA and I have been to most of them) is some of the most consistently good food out there. Also, they have a bunch of different kinds of pancakes (not just toppings), awesome omletes, and great sides. I urge you to go again and give them another chance.
                As for how OPH compares with Dinahs, it is not a comparison. Dinahs may have some nostalgic value for some but the qualtiy of the food is not that good. Also, their signature Fried Chicken, which I keep giving second chance(s), never lives up to the hype.

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                runwestierun Feb 8, 2010 10:03 AM

                OPH rocks! OMG the 49ers! They are ever so slightly thicker than the Swedish pancakes, but remarkably delicious.

                1. 1newyorkguy Feb 8, 2010 04:14 PM

                  Went to OPH. Got 49'ers, dutch baby, poached eggs and hash browns. 49'ers were nice as usual, the dutch baby was a let down--much more dense/heavy than I've had it in the past. The hash browns were pretty good, eggs were undercooked.

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