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Jun 8, 2012 04:25 PM

The Original House of Pancake

Just came back from Chicago and tried the Original House of Pancake. Had a great time, food was fabulous for what it is. Went online and noticed there's a location in Seattle. Is it worth going? No we won't drive all the way from Vancouver just for breakfast but if we're in the neighbourhood.


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  1. Its a chain, seen it Charlotte, seattle etc same fare all places

    1. The Kirland OPH is essentially the same as the Chicago ones (at least the 3 or so that I frequented a couple of decades ago). I assume the Seattle one (north Balard) is the same.

      1. indeed a chain (originated in oregon) and a rather decent one with identical menus - the dutch baby and its apple-y cousin are excellent and the omelletes are enormous.

        1. This is not the same as "Family Pancake House" on Redmond Way, right? Because that was pretty terrible.

          If this is a different one, I'll have to give it a try (the one in Kirkland).

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          1. re: HungWeiLo

            FPH is quite different. OPH has remained focused on breakfast; in fact some close mid afternoon.

            They are best known for their Dutch Baby and Apple Pancake, though I tend to get their 49ers, which are thin crepe like, but with a chewy texture that I haven't encountered elsewhere.

          2. Just to avoid the inevitable confusion that is bound to result from the Thread title and OP, it is the Original Pancake House, not Original House of Pancake(s).


            There are also the International House of Pancakes (IHOP and Family Pancake House (FHP, as previously discussed.

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            1. re: acgold7

              And of course I made a typo in that the typical TLA for Family Pancake House, as noted in paulj's earlier post, is FPH, not FHP.