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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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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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Rosedale, Maryland, United States
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Please do not trust the cars on the lo. We did. Its expensive. Pancakes are huge and so dry they seperate. Only good thing was grits. 4 adults for breakfast was $54.00

Thank Bob G
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Over the past few years, we've explored various pancake houses in Williamsburg during visits to the area. Our party of seven was seated within 10 minutes of arrival, and the food quite enjoyable. The astronomical pancakes lived up to their name, occupying the entire size of the plate; two pancakes per order/serving. In fact, one order is probably sufficient for... More 

Thank JwDay
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Referred here by a local resident for their pancakes. Mine was the size of the plate but tough. Needed a steak knife to cut it. Very odd taste. Not sure what they call "butter" but it definitely was not what I am used to for butter. Save your money and go to Cracker Barrel instead for a better meal and... More 

Thank Battina1031
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a sea of pancake houses, astronomical pancake house has good to great pancakes and French toast with fresh fruit daily. That being said, the server at my visit failed to offer service with a smile. Granted, I had three small children, but I'd expect more pleasant treatment and attention from a server since the restaurant was 3/4 empty. I... More 

Thank Jesse B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned here again for lunch this time had there astronomical burger and it was delicious. Service again was very friendly and prompt. I have never left this place unsatisfied.

Thank David B
Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Best cinnamon swirl pancakes I have ever had, hands down. Breakfast here is worth waiting for, the day we came there was a 20-30 minute wait. We were glad we waited.

Thank Kim G
Madison, Virginia
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We only ordered 2 eggs over easy and grits both as sides but I must say they were some of the best grits I've had.

Thank Hoos2
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Pancakes were so good they didn't even need syrup. It was so good we went back the next morning.

Thank Djkitter70
Williamsburg, Virginia
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158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Conveniently on the Richmond Road with a very ordinary exterior. My wife and I dropped in for lunch and were pleasantly shocked by the very friendly waitress and delicious "breakfast" for lunch. What a great decision; it was like dessert for the entire meal.

Thank Jeffrey M
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed in Williamsburg for 3 days and we ate at Astronomical Pancakes for 3 days:-)! Our first day in Williamsburg was my first time eating there. The French toast sandwich with bacon and cheese was amazing. The waitress, Miss Vonda was great as well. Can't wait to get back to Williamsburg and have something else from Astronomical!!!!

Thank dsdjr

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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?