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Original Pancake House

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4685 North Portland Road N.E, Salem, OR 97305
+1 503-393-9124
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Salem, Oregon
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The pumpkin pancakes are delicious and popular this time of year but I still usually get the ever popular Joe's, the scrambled egg mixture with ground sausage and kale. Keep me full all morning. My husband had their famous apple pancake which takes 20 minutes to bake but it's a treat and well worth the wait. Prices are higher end... More 

Thank Deleen W
Salem, Oregon
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a all time favorite for anyone. The selection will please anyone and the food is always on point. It's has a very cozy and home style feel and the service is very welcoming and amazing. I really enjoy the biscuits and gravy and the blueberry pancakes. Never disappoints and always has the same taste which means recipes... More 

Thank Marina D
Keizer, Oregon
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Have eaten here many times but this is the first time I have reviewed them. Excellent food and service. I have had many items on the menu over the years and have never been disappointed in one. Try them you will love it. Be prepared for a wait on weekends.

Thank KeizerResident
Salem, Oregon
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

For four years, I've driven past the Original Pancake House on Portland Road and Salem and scorned the thought of eating there. On several occasions, colleagues at work have suggested we have lunch there. I always cast the negative vote. Last week, I finally conceded, begrudgingly. From the moment I walked in the door, I realized this was not your... More 

Thank srnwood
Lyons, Oregon
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We try to go monthly for this wonderful breakfast experience. Everything is fresh, made from scratch and uses the highest quality ingredients'. I have never had a bad meal here and the service is always top notch. A classic breakfast experience with many choices on the menu. Take your family, meet a business acquaintance or a Saturday break with your... More 

Thank Michael W
Vancouver, Washington
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Just had the most wonderful fresh peach crepe...should have taken a picture first but devoured it instead. Have eaten here before and have always had great breakfasts. A+ in my book!

Thank Judy C
Mount Vernon, Washington
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We were going to go to the Word of Mouth, but it was closed. Not to worry though. We found out there was an Original Pancake House in town and knew of it's reputation. We weren't disappointed! The service was stellar and the food delicious! I thought the prices were a bit high and somewhat dismayed that they charge extra... More 

Thank rogeroemerson
Salem, Oregon
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Thought we'd give this place a try for breakfast. Surprised at the prices when we saw the menu (overpriced), but we were hungry so we stayed. Maybe the waitress was new or just having a bad day. When she asked if we wanted coffee, my husband said "One" so she came back with 2 cups and some cream saying "You... More 

Thank 60plusers
Kiev, Ukraine
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67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

After all of the places that I've eaten in Europe, ... this is STILL my favorite. Maybe it's Americana, ... maybe it's the great memories with family, but it always hits a home run. We love the Swedish pancakes with Lingon berries and a side of their excellent ham. Top it off with their freshly, squeezed orange juice that has... More 

Thank TravelingLittleBird
Northern California
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198 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Waffles and peaches or strawberries or blueberries are super. We ask for our waffles extra crispy to hold up to the great whipped cream. Crepes are a treat with the fruit too. An order of bacon is thick and four big slices, enough to share. Tons of choices on the menu. This is our favorite breakfast place in the whole... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4685 North Portland Road N.E, Salem, OR 97305
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-393-9124

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