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Original Pancake House

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1518 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2156
+1 317-872-1400
06:30 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 15:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great Dutch Baby pancakes,, hard for me to get anything else. They always say it takes a while, but they sell so many that they just always are making them I think. My son gets the French Toast that he swears by, and it is fantastic. The bacon is thick and is what you always wish you could make at... More 

Thank 463marc
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The recipes at the Original Pancake House (OPH) are more than 50 years old and yesterday I was brought back in time to many great editions of The Apple Pancake. As usual, I sought a friend's help in tackling this hot upside down crust less pie topped with vanilla ice cream. This dish came out steaming hot and by being... More 

Thank John H
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Been going for many years and good place, good food, always full of people so you know it's good food

Thank Pat M
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Disappointed! Have visited this place for over ten years or so ! Had been a while since I hade eaten here so decided to have breakfast here on Saturday morning with my husband! This place is not the same ! The food was not the same! Use to be one of our favorite places to have breakfast! After this visit... More 

Thank Testpage
Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered Eggs Benedict's - sour tasting, not sure if it's old canadian ham or the holladaise sauce. Waitress ask if everything ok. I'm not one that complain & ask for replacement. They had their chance to serve my food - it's a failure. Waitress is professional in her ways but looks new in her job. Definitely, not fresh ingredients. Not... More 

Thank Irene S
Zionsville, Indiana
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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

2nd time to this location. This time was GREAT! Got here at 8:15am on a Sunday...and they were already doing a brisk business. Staff is good...they hustle. The bacon---excellent. Hash brown/ home fries excellent. Coffee strong. This was a great breakfast. We will come even a little bit earlier next time. Hidden gem. Far better than LaPeep, etc. Best I've... More 

Thank Dave K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Get here early or you will be waiting awhile. Food is good and service was as well. Neither were fantastic but a good choice for breakfast.

Thank RobbieO70
Indianapolis, Indiana
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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

My wife and I along with our son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter recently stopped in for breakfast around 9 am on a Tuesday morning. While the restaurant was maybe half-full, the wait time following our order seemed excessive. My wife enjoyed her gluten-free blueberry pancakes. My french toast was still a bit soggy in the middle. Our son was very disappointed... More 

Thank CDD56
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great service/great food! Had that huge pancake...did not disappoint! Wish they offered plates with a meat choice instead of having to order meat items on the side:(

Thank AnnSR527
Indianapolis, Indiana
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845 reviews
781 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Eat here once a year with a decent sized group of family. Always does a good job and very reasonable for the price. Server this visit was exception. Not the best in the city for this type of breakfast, but quite good.

Thank BatGuano30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1518 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2156
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Washington
  • Neighbourhood: Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 317-872-1400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?