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Pancake Chef

#249 of 3,051 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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Plano, Texas
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417 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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252 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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!

Thank pickling
Carrollton, Texas
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

Thank Jennifer P
Homer, Alaska
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152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

Thank Debbie S
Tustin, California
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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.

Thank Nicelio
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 24 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 21 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 SJI_is_home
Raleigh, North Carolina
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137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Eat here after staying at a SeaTac hotel following a late flight. It has been in business 57 years according to the menu, and the decor hasn't changed since it opened it appears! You are walking back into the 1950s. Open for breakfast and lunch only. The menu has your typical breakfast options, all with either pancakes or hash browns.... More 

Thank Bill P
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Perfectly located to the airport for a no frills diner. Pancakes were good. Fresh Oj was good. Hasbrowns and Hash were delish.


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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
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, 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?