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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“pancakes” (45 reviews)
“dutch baby” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
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4840 Forest Dr, Trenholm Plaza, No 14, Columbia, SC 29206-4810
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is old but that is about all. The menu is extensive with many tasty options for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Good service Definitely worth a try

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank atf99
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Original Pancake House has been a favorite for close to 40 years. We have eaten at several locations countless times in Georgia and Florida. I am so disappointed with the location in Columbia, SC. These restaurants are always extremely busy for breakfast, but are typically...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sharc9797
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Hi our family of 6 had breakfast at this location. Our server was awesome and the food was amazing. Had the Dutch Baby as a shared table treat .... yummy !!! The restaurant was clean as well as the bathrooms and staff were all friendly....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 1992jennifers
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Outstanding service! They were happy to modify something on the menu for us with a minimum charge. Chocolate chip pancakes were great. Consistently good food! Very happy with this celebration!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank CarolinaCouple17
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

The food was good. We all enjoyed it. The only problem was the waiters and waitresses were fussing at each other over who's tables was who's.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Delores K
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We love having breakfast at The Original Pancake House whenever we visit Columbia, SC. You can count on great food and great service. You can tell the company treats their employees well -- low turnover and happy staff. We have seen several of the same...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Pam1952
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Been coming here for years - zip zap zoop it is always busy, line out the door. All kinds of people eating here, from college kids to military to senior citizens. A real slice of life. The pancakes are delicious. My darling always gets the...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Mwmvar
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Just FYI if you’re trying this for that reason. Everything was wonderful, so not take away from the restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank kirsten d
Reviewed 21 October 2017 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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank jimgP2795YG
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank JohnnyHCrew
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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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