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Original Pancake House

1931 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2603
+1 205-933-8837
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (94 reviews)
“dutch baby” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1931 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2603
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Reviewed 2 days ago

simply put this is the best place to eat breakfast in Birmingham. For starters the restaurant is in classic five points and is a very beautiful area especially if you're able to get a seat near the windows and watch the going-ons outside. The omelets...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If we go on the weekend, we arrive early or face long lines. But this was a Wednesday morning - no problem; we grabbed menus and seated ourselves by a window. We have been eating here for many years and have several favorites. Today we...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place can have a long wait, so I recommend going early if you want to avoid the crowds. The pancakes are excellent and the service is generally decent. The atmosphere is slightly cramped and the cleanliness is not that great. But, the pancakes are...More

Thank casualdiner90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and a couple of friends, visiting from out of town, dined at the Original Pancake House for breakfast recently and loved the overall experience. The place was crowded, as we had to wait 20 minutes to get seated. Once we were seated, the...More

Thank KenN281
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter was visiting and wanted to go after her experience with OPH in Denver. The service and food were as expected and arrived in a reasonable time. Just remember, any way you look at his place it's a pancake house. Long line, fast pace,...More

Thank mark236cpa
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This place offered a good variety of pancakes. The service was fast. The cost...on average ranged from $7.00-$13.00 per plate. Its rather small on the inside. The servers do a great job of getting you in and getting you out. The place could have been...More

Thank TravelNurse123
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great pancakes and omelettes. Nothing fancy just good old fashioned food. Always crowded but service is quick

Thank exptrave101
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The OPH is a good, solid breakfast joint at 5 Points with good omelettes and pancakes. It really looks as if they have fashioned their establish to be some sort of southern themed IHOP. The service is quick, courteous and great. The food is alright....More

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Our hotel gave us discount vouchers for this place, and I'm SO GLAD they did! What a great breakfast spot! Our server Jacqueline was top-notch. The bacon omelet menu price was almost $13, which seems like a lot, but it was worth every penny and...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 2 August 2017

visited here for a morning business meeting. food was quick ample and delicious. i had the eggs and bacon with a side pancake. ill be back.

Thank doug s
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gale b
3 October 2015|
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Response from ThirstyGuy | Reviewed this property |
I too have NOT eaten lunch there (yet). Obviously, I am partial to the Dutch Baby pancake for breakfast. However, it would be good anytime. I asked the waitress for extra lemon and she it seemed she brought me the entire... More
Robert R
15 August 2015|
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Response from VLA9896 | Reviewed this property |
No, the pancakes have eggs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1931 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2603
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-933-8837
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