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The Original Pancake House

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4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
+1 803-782-6742
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The strawberry crepes here are fabulous. The strawberries are fresh and the compote is a nice additive. Weekend wait times can be long, but there are stores in the area to occupy your time.

Thank LaCrystal J
Columbia, South Carolina
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've seen large crowds waiting to get in for brunch or breakfast on weekends. My personal experience, however, would not lend itself to going back, much less waiting for a table.

Thank hbs74
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, if breakfast is what you crave, The Original Pancake House is the place to go.

Thank Maria S
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for breakfast, lunch and brunch. Crowded saturday and sunday mornings. Families, etc. for breakfast. Crepes are also great. Will satisfy your sweet tooth in more ways than one. Not a place for dieters or anyone avoinding sugar, corn syrup, etc. You will limited to the salad options. Great service

Thank MRRomanSC
Sumter, South Carolina
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Have been wanting to go to this place for years - into Columbia today and just right timing to head there for lunch. Service was good, friendly waitress, food excellent - potato pancakes and chicken crepe!

Thank quigley2013
Bakersfield, California
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97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

They have all the standard breakfast fare for a pancake house but they have some unique items as well. The Apple Pancake was fantastic--get them to add whipped cream and its like eating an apple crisp filing on a baked pancake. Prices were great for breakfast.

Thank JBakersfield
Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I have eaten here several times over the years. They have a good variety of dishes beyond pancakes/breakfast foods. Service has been good, not too crowded (on weekdays, at least; haven't been there on a weekend).

Thank macchiatto
South Carolina
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Best to go when they first open because it fills up later and there is a wait...especially on the weekends. Still, it is a great breakfast and worth the wait...I'd just rather get up a little earlier and enjoy a quiet breakfast before it gets hectic.

Thank James B
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A group of us headed over to the Pancake House for lunch between seminars. Some of our local team members recommended the place for a quality lunch. It was busier at lunch time than i would have expected for a pancake place, which was a good sign. They quickly accommodated our large group. The staff was very good and attended... More 

Thank vince b
Denton, Maryland
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Came on Labor Day morning with a group of 15. Was initially told 25 minutes but after 30 minutes of waiting and watching multiple groups of 5/6 that came after us being seated was told it would be another 30-45 minutes. We were open to be seated in multiple locations but still could not be seated. Totally unacceptable. Had been... More 

Thank RC J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?