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Mama Steve's House of Pancakes

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1509 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2804
+1 757-229-7613
07:00 - 14:00
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very friendly and good. They dressed up in old time outfits. Our food was average. I got bacon and cheese omelette. It only came with toast. Omelette was overcooked. My husband ordered creamed chipped beef. He said it was okay. Definitely not homemade. Our daughter got pancakes which were good with a side of very overcooked bacon.... More 

Thank Anna H
Washington, DC
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Minutes before arriving at Mama Steve's House of Pancakes, my daughter saw a national chain breakfast restaurant and exclaimed, "Let's go there!" We replied, "No, we're going someplace special." After a long wait just to order our breakfast, we realized we had probably made a mistake. Mama Steve's offers great nostalgia and is unique, which was nice. But we had... More 

Thank FireMedicSteve
Hilton Head Island
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Asked for a breakfast sandwich (no English muffins or rolls!). White toast. Asked for scrambled eggs in that sandwich and got Fried Eggs (yuk). Bacon was very very salty and French fries were inedible. Coffee was so so. Won't be back.

Falls Church, Virginia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

One of many pancake houses in Williamsburg--local curiosities-- Mama Steve's has seen better days in its 50-plus years on the strip. The decor immediately takes you back in time as do the frilly server outfits, and not in a nice way (although the service itself was very good). Mediocre food, dishwater coffee, low lighting: you can probably do much better... More 

Thank Steve W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We chose Mama Steve's over the two IHOP restaurants on the street, expecting to hear a great story about how it was named. We didn't get that. We were given a printed sheet outlining the restaurant's ownership, which sadly, gave us no insight into the name. The pancakes were good, but it's tough to mess up pancakes. Nice, open, family-oriented... More 

Thank Gloria M
Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Nice, warm, friendly breakfast. Helpful waitress, average food. Not very large breakfast for the $. We'll probably try another mornin' spot next time around.

Thank Lorna B
Deal Island, Maryland
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

By far my favorite breakfast spot. It's a must visit every time I'm in town. I wish they'd update the decor, but the food is divine.

Thank Kari_Alice
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Worst pancake ever. Service was horrible. Only 2 waitresses and all they did was talk and ignore our table. Syrup containers were dirty and greasy and again no real butter, just a greasy "butter spread." Cannot imagine how they have remained in business this long. No comparison to Cracker Barrel where they serve real butter and warm syrup in a... More 

Thank Battina1031
Alexandria, Virginia
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

You head in to a pancake house for decent food (not fine dining) and attentive service at a fair price. Mama Steve's delivers on all the points that matter.

Thank AgeOldDinosaur
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Another recommendation we should have avoided. Over $30.00 for two orders of pancakes, one side of bacon and two coffees. The restaurant is dirty,especially the restrooms. The wait staff needs new or at least clean uniforms. We did not have a pleasant time eating there.

Thank chardotfla

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1509 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-229-7613

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