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The Original Pancake House

4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
+1 803-782-6742
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (45 reviews)
“dutch baby” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve eaten at several locations of this restaurant. Each time the food was incredible, the service professional and attentive and the wait times—while very understandable—were always acceptable. Today was not an exception to this experience—EXCEPT the wait time was greatly shortened & the flexibility was...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has the best pancakes in Columbia. The pancakes are really good and really flavorful. There are lots of different types of pancakes you can choose from. Its a really good breakfast restaurant too. I recommend this place!! Also, you can get coffee or...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The restaurant was fairly empty on a Sunday night at 5pm. I was greeted and seated a a booth immediately, and my waitress promptly asked me for my drink preference and brought it out very quickly. As I was alone, and with my ebook, she...More

Thank patthecma
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The omelet was so big, had to take half with me. Their Apple pancake is a mouthwatering treat, big enough to share. Highly recommend this jewel.

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Original Pancake House serves huge portions at reasonable prices. The menu has something for everyone. You can order pancakes, waffles, omelets, breakfast meats, fresh fruits, freshly squeezed orange juice and a whole lot more. I was visiting relatives and was there with a party...More

Thank Marlene B
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Had brunch with our family who was visiting from out of town. The restaurant was full and service was expeditious. Menu is straightforward and has many options from which to choose. Portions are huge and most orders can easily be shared. Pancakes are good; bacon...More

Thank ECRWood
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This placed is tucked in, and not very visible from the main road. But the food is wonderful and they give you nice sized portions. I surely will be back!

Thank Saints357
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Went here for a team breakfast with my colleagues. Thought this would be an IHOP knockoff but I was wrong. Ordered a western omelet that was huge! When you took a forkful, the steam rose out of the inside. It was absolutely delicious. Came with...More

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 10 am with a large party. Restaurant seated is within 30 minutes. Tried banana pancakes and egg sausage combo. Food was delicious. Server forgot several items after dropping off the food, but recovered. Server was obviously in the weeds as store was packed.

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Went here after graduation and it was very busy. We were a party of four with one person handicap. Wait time was 15 mins but I swear we got called in five minutes or less. Seating was nice server was very attentive. I think we...More

Thank Billy S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-782-6742
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