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American Pancake House


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout

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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Only open for breakfast and lunch but it's still a wonderful place to eat. Service is very good even when busy. Love the waffles. Soups are very good too. Try this place but didn't be surprised if you have a wait but it's worth it.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We usually go to the America Pancake House the morning after Notre Dame games before we leave town. Usually it’s pretty good. For some reason the service was very slow this morning even though they were not busy yet.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank hhsup
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

I went here with some friends to catch up at the end of a busy spring. My eggs were pretty bland but they weren’t bad. I probably should’ve ordered some pancakes because those looked a lot better. All in all, this was a standard breakfast...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 38clayg
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Tired of the “Free Breakfast” at your hotel? Head to American Pancakes for a real breakfast. They are not just pancakes though. A great selection of egg plates, cereals and fruit are on the menu. Service is fast and friendly. Beware though, the portions are...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Limulus49
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This place has great food! Ate here 3 times and had the pumpkin pancakes twice! Service was fast and very friendly. I even saw the owner go to the back room to get a chair for an elderly lady!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Jim F
Reviewed December 11, 2017

We've been traveling to South Bend for football games for many years and just recently tried the American Pancake House for the first time when we were craving breakfast before a game. We called ahead and were told it would be a short wait, and...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Sarah F
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Very good breakfast place. Friendly staff and oh my the pancakes and waffles. The skillet was ok but the waffles and baked apple pancake were delish!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank piranha54
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

I had breakfast here with my family. The food was very good and the service was quick. I had a skillet, eggs were cooked to order, and the pancakes were really good as well. My wife and I agreed we would be back.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank jefffromohio
Reviewed August 23, 2017

This restaurant was well known for its apple pancake in the past but the pancake seemed to suffer a bit after new owners took over. On a whim, my family and I stopped in while on a weekend trip and we were pleasantly surprised to...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank kdpsgumby
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

First, they understand the term 'soft scrambled' when describing eggs. Food was well prepared, plentiful and inexpensive. Service prompt and friendly. Lots of local color in the clientele.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Response from Jeffrey D | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about this place. I have tipped at Outback, but they bring the food out to you, no leaving the car.
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