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Original Pancake House

516 River Pl, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-4033
+1 608-222-1137
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“pancakes” (17 reviews)
“dutch baby” (2 reviews)
$$ - $$$
516 River Pl, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-4033
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

We arrived early on a Saturday morning in Madison for a funeral and needed breakfast. We headed straight to the Original House of Pancakes. This is where my dad would take us when we visited Madison years ago. It was as good as we remembered....More

Thank Don M
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Before you say something in Spanish make sure your customers don't understand . The eggs Benedict was awful no flavor and the eggs under cooked The wait staff was busy talking and not checking on the customer or how the food was. Didn't get anything...More

Thank patti1957
Reviewed September 12, 2017

We had not been here in years, in part because Sunday morning meant a loooong wait. So glad that we gave it another try. A waffle on Sunday morn is one of my favorite things. But I decided to go another way when I saw...More

Thank JAP1952
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to eat for breakfast or lunch their waffles with fresh strawberries and REAL whipped cream! I don't think there is anything that isn't good. They keep my coffee full! Not cheap but really good!

Thank Lindakitchen8
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We really loved this breakfast place. Potato pancakes a must. Loved the duty ones as well . Fruit syrup the best we ever tasted. Service excellent.

Reviewed March 13, 2017

What a wonderful place -everything is homemade - tasty - and very ample portions ! A great place to go with a small group or big !

Thank esther w
Reviewed March 11, 2017

The orange juice was so fresh and full of pulp, the bacon was thick but crisp and the coconut pancakes were a nice filling treat. The "tropical" syrup was very citrusy. So much on their menu to choose from.

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Handy from our hotel, our kids meet us here whenever we come for a visit. You probably have to wait a bit for a table but it is worth it. If you are a breakfast fan, this place is for you!

Thank OliverandLisa
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It's an okay breakfast. We left a little on the disappointed side. Just wasn't our thing. Food was hot and prompt. Location was hard to find and off the beaten path. They didn't take debit or credit cards. We split a meal and was glad...More

Thank McDaniels062213
Reviewed April 4, 2016

My family and I (12 of us) decided to try some place different recently and this place was suggested. Let me first say that the place is not easy to find. It's tucked in the back of a strip mall complex and the sign isn't...More

Thank Andy M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 River Pl, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-4033
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison  >  Monona
  • Phone Number: +1 608-222-1137
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