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The Original Pancake House

) #449 of 1,748 Restaurants in Pittsburgh $$ - $$$ American
2229 Swallow Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1629
+1 412-279-1442
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible22%
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“kielbasa” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
2229 Swallow Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1629
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We've been here many times and are never disappointed. Crepes are very good. Pancakes are amazing. Fruit salad has been good. I am a corned beef hash fan and it is good. Great with kids. Might be a wait. This is just a breakfast go...More

Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service are good, but prices are high, for breakfast food. My husband said that the sausage he ordered was particularly good. I had Canadian bacon, and it was ok, but not great.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was great. Sarah, our server was very nice. Food served quickly. Atmosphere too was very nice. I had a blitnz breakfast. Usually very small but these 2 filled the plate. Wide variety of options on menu including gluten free options.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We always have an AMAZING meal here! A Pittsburgh staple! I have been there with friends, the hubby and family! Great food, low prices and great staff! This is a place that you can get a GREAT meal, fill up and it won't drain your...More

Thank bobbiec67
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

After early pickup at the airport we went there because two of us enjoy the place, the food, and the service. We were not disappointed. Young lady gave great service and very talkative. We ordered omelettes and pancakes and we had plenty of really good...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food was excellent, including the best grapefruit around. The wait staff was very good. My only complaint is that everything is so expensive. Don't expect to get out of there for under $30.00 if there are two of you.

Thank David S
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Original Pancake house is not on a main road so it's easy to forget about going there. We visit Carnegie every year and we finally went there. The breakfast menu is huge--there are so many specialty items it's hard to choose. The prices are...More

Thank mottelj
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We used to like this restaurant, but will go no more. Our server, Tyler, was talkative at first but it was downhill from there. When he brought the coffee, he was spilling it as he walked and then spilt it all over my sons paper...More

Thank lynn j
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Took a friend for breakfast this morning with the intention of utilizing one of their buy one breakfast get another one free with the condition of buying two beverages. Not only did we meet that requirement but we ordered extra items such as juice, crepes...More

1  Thank rudolferik
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Parking is hell ! But yummy food I had eggs Benedict which I love! Egg was a tad bit overdone than I would like but good all the same. My bacon wasn't good it was way over done it came to the table and it...More

Thank Michigan27
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2229 Swallow Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220-1629
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-279-1442
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