since we don't have an Original Pancake House in our city, we think of it as a treat to encounter one on our travels. The restaurant was nearly new, bright clean and staffed by friendly and cheerful people, including the manager, who consistently came to our table to check on our meal.
The food took well over 1/2 hour to arrive.
The Apple Pancake (cinnamon and apples covering a puff pancake) was almost raw, but edible. Previous best Apple Pancakes for us were still puffy, very hot, a little crisp on the outside. This one tasted fine, but was undercooked and unpuffy.
The 49er Flapjacks were advertised as gooey/chewy. They were. Moreso, perhaps than what we previous encountered. Delicious, but a bit on the not quite cooked side.
I'm not sure what the difference is in the preparation between the best we have had versus this, except that considering the time it took, it should have been done, so, perhaps, the actual oven temperature is inaccurate.
I noticed other people not finishing their absolutely delicious looking food, so I presume everyone was well pleased with the quantity. \r
The restaurant seems to be trying to respond to the need to prepare and serve food more rapidly than Original Pancake House staple items allow. Prominent signs suggested 'build you own' breakfast sandwiches. I presume such sandwiches can be thrown together very quickly.
The menu was new to us and quite inclusive. Prices, we thought, were about as expected. Don't expect to leave with your partner without leaving at least $20 behind.
All in all, a bit of a disappointment, but one that might have been unusual for this establishment. I'd try them again in the future if the chance arose, or if they build one in Gainesville, FL
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