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Astronomical Pancake and Waffle House

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5437 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2062
+1 757-253-6565
07:00 - 14:00
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was amazing!!! I got the sampler and literally everything on the plate was delicious!! It was very busy, (it's an incredibly popular place) and we were waited on promptly and the wait for our food was reasonable considering the crowd. I got an astronomical pancake IT WAS GIGANTIC and sooooooooooo good! Make sure you stop here, you won't regret... More 

Thank Tricia B
Newark, Delaware
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate breakfast there twice on a recent trip to Williamsburg. The food was good, hot and quick. The waitresses were cordial and provided good service. Would definitely go back and recommend this restaurant for breakfast.

Thank Dick M
Salisbury, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pancake house has excellent food, great service, and truly the largest pancakes you have ever seen. Whenever I have a contract in the Williamsburg area, I eat as many meals here as I can, because every item I have ever tried, whether breakfast or lunch, has been delicious. There is often a long wait for breakfast, so try to... More 

Thank Laurie K
Canandaigua, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was immediately attracted to the name of this place. I ordered the hungry man breakfast and it was great. The ham and the grits were the stars of the show. The pancake was HUGE! I noticed vanilla in the batter and it's sprinkled with powdered sugar. So what kept this review from being a 5? My pancake was not... More 

Thank Jmb1099
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We liked this so much we came back the next day. The feature item is pancakes, but all the other traditional items are available also. Great value.

Thank jamesdY9434VQ
Chester, Virginia
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128 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While shopping in the Williamsburg Route 60 area, we (spouse and two grandkids) decided to stop at the Astronomical Pancake House on Richmond Road. The grandkids (ages 8 and 9) were very hungry. They ordered from the child's menu, but could not finish all the pancakes--which is very unusual! The grits were very good also. French fries - Crisp and... More 

Thank 1beach-nut
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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122 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an amazing place to get breakfast. The pancakes are 12" around and there are two per serving. If you are super hungry this is the place to stop and get breakfast while in Williamsburg.

Thank jeepplover2000
Alexandria, VA
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Astronomical has not only the best pancakes in town, they have the best pancakes that I have ever had. Beware - these are huge pancakes. If you are ordering anything with the pancakes, like eggs, biscuits, yummy grits, or meat, then you may only want to order one pancake. The service is also very good. My coffee cup was always... More 

1 Thank Luv2Travel_DoU
Chesapeake, Virginia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

What an awesome breakfast here. We were seated by Nick the owner. Served by such a pleasant and awesome waitress Devin. The food was awesome. The largest pancakes you have ever seen. Greek omelet, Spartan, great. All food was cooked to perfection. Crispy bacon, eggs cooked to preference and the best grits you coul ever want.Our food was Astronomical but... More 

3 Thank Gloria B
Williamsburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Astronomical is the correct word for the pancake you will get - you see the pancake is so "Astronomical" that the edges are over the edges of the plate. I enjoy eating my pancake from the middle outwards. I don't think I have ever been able to make it all the way to the plate's edge yet before filling up.

1 Thank John J A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5437 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2062
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-253-6565

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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?