For 60 years, The Original Pancake House has been serving uniquely created pancakes, French rolled and oven baked omelettes.
There are six locations throughout the Metroplex and if you haven’t been, this is a restaurant you should try.
At a recent media brunch, we sampled several of their specialties.
Warning: Viewing the slideshow will make you hungry.
For serious pancake lovers there is the Apple Pancake, which is oven baked with sautéed Granny Smith apples and pure Sinkiang (Chinese) cinnamon glaze. For a lighter lemony taste there is the Dutch Baby which is baked and finished tableside with whipped butter, lemon and powdered sugar. Allow extra time for both of these items.
For those that have gluten-tolerance concerns, the Ancient Grains pancakes are milled from whole and ancient grains that are gluten-free.
My personal favorite is the Coffee Maple Banana Crepe. This is a French batter crepe filled with bananas and coffee-maple glaze, topped with more bananas, pecans and glaze. Ooo, la, la. This feels like you are eating dessert for breakfast.
The Original Pancake House also serves fluffy four-egg, Rolled and Oven-Baked Omelettes custom made to your specifications with ingredients like bacon, onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, aged cheddar cheese, ham, green peppers, pimentos, olives, mushrooms, chorizo, spinach and feta cheese.
If you are looking for a fresh alternative to a traditional breakfast then, scrambled egg whites with sautéed spinach, onions and tomatoes could be an option.
Vegans will not feel left out. The Original Pancake House serves thick rolled oatmeal, toast, bagels and large bowls of mixed fruit plus their orange juice is hand-squeezed every morning.
The Addison location serves lunch items such as Our Really Big Create-A-Club sandwich that is your choice of turkey or ham with bacon, cheddar, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato with your choice of grilled bread.
The Harvest Spinach Salad has fresh baby leaf spinach, toasted pecans, bacon pieces, boiled eggs and crispy Granny Smith apples, tossed with maple pecan dressing. It can be easily be veganized by requesting no eggs or bacon.
All Metroplex locations serve Cuvee Coffee from Austin, Texas and the in-house Brew and Espresso Bar creates French pressed coffee as well as Italian cappuccino and lattes.
The Original Pancake House is kid-friendly.
The Addison location is open Mon. – Thus. 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat. open 24 hours and on Sun. they close at 9:00 p.m. so you can enjoy breakfast for dinner anytime on the weekend.
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