Monday, July 27, 2009

The Orignal Pancake House- Rockville, MD

Hi everyone! Sometimes its nice to sleep in and then head out to get some breakfast. The bf and I decided to get some pancakes and eggs at The Original Pancake House. It happens to be my favorite breakfast joint. It's located on Rockville Pike near the Randolph Rd intersection. The parking in kind of limited, however the parking lot next to it with the Houston's has plenty, even though you're not REALLY supposed to park there. The closest metro stop would be Twinbrook on the red line.

We were actually waiting outside because this whole waiting area was PACKED. It did die down when we were called over the loud speaker to be seated.

This is one side of the dining room. It's a lot more cheery than some breakfast places. I like the lighting, colors and decor.

This is the other side, which extends all the way down to that orange painting in the back.

They have a huge assortment of pancakes here (21 kinds!), omelettes, crepes, Belgian waffles, meats, cereals, sides, and specialities.

I usually order the 'Chocolate Chip Waffle- Semi sweet chocolate drops, dusted with powdered sugar and topped with whipped cream for $7.25 (SOO GOOD), but I was in the mood for something new. I decided to order the 'Banana Pancakes- Buttermilk pancakes filled with diced bananas, dusted with powdered sugar. Served with whipped butter and syrup' for $9.50. I think it came with 6 pancakes and some citrus sauce that I didn't use. It was really good with a subtle hint of banana.

The bf ordered 'Hash Brown and Eggs- Two eggs, delicious has browns, and three buttermilk pancakes' for $7.25. I love their hash browns. They're very buttery, and have a nice crisp on the outside. The bacon on the plate was my order of 'Thick sliced bacon' for $3.95. It's some of the best bacon I've ever had because of how think it is. I crave it at times...

The bf also ordered the 'Western omelette- A perennial favorite filled with ham, red and green peppers, and onions' for $9.75. I didn't get a chance to taste it because I was stuffed, but the bf claims it was one of the best omelettes he's ever had.

Both of his dishes came with pancakes, so he had 6 that we ended up taking home. They actually microwave really well!

We didn't have any of the freshly squeezed orange juice, but I thought the machine was really cool. You can get a glass of it for $2.95 and $3.75.

They also offer a children's menu where nothing is over $5.35. I love this place so much because every time I come in the servers are super nice, and everything I order is delicious. It's not the cheapest place to get breakfast, but you won't be disappointed. Their signature pancake is their apple, however it can take up to 20 min to make if their busy, so I've been too hungry to wait. I think I'll give it a shot next time I'm there.

12224 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Daily: 7am-3pm

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Tim Wood said...

I've had the banana pancakes a couple times. You should have tried the lemon syrup they come with, it's quite good. My favorite are the blueberry pancakes, just wonderful!

As for their signature apple pancake, be sure you go VERY hungry as it is absolutely huge!

John said...

I remember when this place openned up -- it was packed on the weekends, and they served good food. I am sure they are still doing well.

Jewelz said...

They also have the best crepes! With delicious fresh fruit!