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Review of Original Pancake House

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Review of Original Pancake House

foodiejudy | Nov 16, 2004 03:20 PM

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed having brunch (very filling but tasty) at the Original Pancake House in Bethesda (much better than the one on Rockville Pike). Unless you have a linebacker's appetite, though, order a half portion of pancakes - 4 of them. My husband got the delicious banana pancakes and I got the Dutch Baby (Be forewarned: both that and the apple pancakes take 20-30 minutes for the kitchen to prepare, but worth the wait). A Dutch Baby, for those Hounds who are not aware, is a lot like a big popover or Yorkshire pudding, a mixture of eggs, flower and melted butter baked to a delicious crispness around the edges but moist on the inside (in the case of a Dutch Baby, it's baked in an iron skillet). The Dutch Baby was especially good with fresh lemon squeezed on it and Original Pancake House has very good, unsalted butter and powdered sugar. They have decent sausages. I tried the turkey sausage and it was good, fortunately small links considering the size of the rest of the meal.

The wait was only 5 minutes for us on a Saturday morning not during the slow summer season - it's sometimes been a lot longer - and the service is efficient and friendly. Our waitress, Azeba, was particularly nice.

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