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Pancake Chef

#249 of 3,065 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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15215 Military Road South, Seattle, WA 98188-2141
+1 206-431-9411
06:00 - 15:00
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for breakfasts - omelette, potato pancakes, waffles and the usual. Delicious sandwiches (tasty Rueben) and hamburgers. Seniors over 55 get free coffee, tea or milk. Pleasant staff and friendly manager. Near SeaTac airport. Worth trying.

Thank tsadon
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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433 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an old place and I saw some of the same people eating there on both mornings I was there. It's hard to find breakfast with out meat and eggs and they have a few items in this category. Blueberry pancakes and just plain french toast are what I had; both good. the hot tea really was hot and... More 

Thank Jim R
Plano, Texas
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466 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A nearby search on trip advisor pulled up this place for breakfast. As we approached, the area was a little run down. The restaurant itself looked a little like a converted Waffle House. I'll admit, we almost left. Wow, so glad I have learned to not judge a book by its cover. I love this place. Inside the place looks... More 

Thank CraftBeers
new york
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254 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

On a long connection at the airport, met a friend and found the old-school joint. Wasn't sure from the outside, but once inside I was happily consuming piles of food! Had a bit omelet that was quite good, with fresh vegetables inside. They did it right. Would go again!

1 Thank pickling
Carrollton, Texas
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We are always looking for fun restaurants off the beaten path, and this one definitely fits! The food was absolutely phenomenal. I had banana pancakes with the most unique coconut honey syrup ever. My husband hasn't enjoyed pancakes in ages, but they had a gluten free option that actually tasted awesome and had amazing texture - which is pretty hard... More 

1 Thank Jennifer P
Homer, Alaska
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152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very old diner with lots of seating and a huge menu. The sourdough pancakes were some of the best I have ever had. The service was great and the food came out quick. This is going to be a place we visit every time we are in Seattle.

1 Thank Debbie S
Tustin, California
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The location is near the car rental by the airport. The food is very good and the service very personal. The need to change the coffee brand they use or put more coffee in the pod.

1 Thank Nicelio
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to have breakfast. Home made pancakes served by great servers. They take extra care to check with you if you need a refill or something else. Enjoyed our breakfast on our trip to Seattle.

Thank Aflatus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food was great. Large portions, priced fairly, friendly waitstaff, and fast service. I couldn't have asked for any better. This will definitely eat here every time I'm in the area!

Thank Jade W
Friday Harbor, Washington, United States
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I have now been to Pancake Chef twice now! Both times have been wonderful. They really have a well oiled machine. Lots of staff to ensure efficiency. I didn't have the German pancake last time, but did this time. Unbelievably yummy! The homemade lemon sauce for it was devine too! Fresh squeezed oj! Lots of things to choose from. If... More 

Thank Traci W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15215 Military Road South, Seattle, WA 98188-2141
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-431-9411

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