The Original Pancake House

I don’t know about you guys but I’m an egg person. Eggs were a staple at the dinner table while I was growing up. It was fairly common to see dinner served with pan-fried steak, white steamed rice, and fried eggs dousled with lots of Heinz ketchup. Yep, eggs with ketchup. The best! But I digress…

TOPH out in Duluth serves huge, fluffy six-egg omelettes made from scratch. I’m telling you, these omelettes were humongous!

Another must-try is the Dutch Baby — oven-baked German pancakes served with lemon wedges, butter, and powdered sugar.

Although prices run on the steep side for breakfast fare from a joint located in a strip mall, all menu items are prepared fresh on site. Even the whipped cream is made from scratch daily. Almost all entrees are served with three buttermilk pancakes. Avoid the early morning weekend crowd when the wait can be up to two hours long. Service is always great.

The Original Pancake House
3665 Club Drive, Suite 104
Duluth, Georgia 30096

3 Comments so far

  1. Garth Johnson (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 10:46 am

    DUTCH BABY!!!!!!!!

    Don’t forget about the intown Original Pancake House locations on LaVista (by the Tara Theater) and Peachtree Street. A friend from Phoenix introduced me to OPH a few years back, and I can’t thank him enough. Not to be unpatriotic, but it’s great to see a breakfast establishment set the bar waaaaaaay above Waffle House.

    The best part of Original Pancake House is the Dr. Bronner-esque descriptions of their food. Every time I visit, I reread the “liner notes” on their menu, bragging about the “enzymes” in the pancake batter….or was it the coffee? They certainly take their ingredients seriously. The LaVista location is a great place for people watching on a Sunday morning–from the families and gay couples to the uncomfortable “morning after” hookup couples grabbing breakfast.

    The Dutch Baby, though, is an experience not to be missed. Who would front on a gigantic German Apple Pancake that substitutes a gigantic bowl of powdered sugar, a cut up lemon, and a stick of butter. My friends and I always had a standing bet when we ordered Dutch Baby. When the server brought out the gigantic bowl of powdered sugar, you had to look them, and with a straight face ask for extra powdered sugar.

    I dare you not to develop a Dutch Baby habit. Just don’t forget to order the extra sugar.

  2. Ben Grad (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

    I believe there was another OPH on Peachtree Road by Oglethorpe University which was closed last year.

  3. purplegirl (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 4:57 pm

    Garth — yeah, enzymes. i laughed at that one, too! and yes, i can’t kick my Dutch Baby habit. i need a 12-step program!

    Ben — you’re absolutely right. The one by Oglethorpe closed and moved to Duluth. Same owners.

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