The Pancake House | Westerville, OH

October 10, 2017

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129 W. Schrock Rd. (map it!)
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 898-6500
Open Mon-Sat, 6:30a-2:30p; Sun, 8a-2:30p

Visited: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10 a.m.

The Pancake House in Westerville – not to be confused with the newer Original Pancake House in Upper Arlington – is a small diner in a stand-alone building standing near Schrock Road in front of the Westerville Plaza.

The building is easy to find, once you spot it. There are signs on the side; parking is accessible from the larger plaza parking lot.

Like any good diner, the Pancake House features a counter that looks into the kitchen. It’s a given that a diner should be a little noisy, even when it’s not at its busiest. An open kitchen with cooks clattering around the grill give any diner its character.

The boys and I opted for a couple different breakfasts and were mostly pleased. I chose a simple plate of eggs, toast, and sausage. I love sausage links, especially when they’re browned on the grill. The eggs were done well, and the hash browns were good and crispy. I always, always prefer hash browns over homefries.

Owen’s meal was similar but with scrambled eggs (slightly overdone) and crispy bacon.

Will ordered some blueberry pancakes. The pancakes themselves were so-so, which is a little bit of a concern given the restaurant name. They were just a little tough and hard to cut. I expected blueberries throughout them, but they were scarce, and instead we got canned blueberry pie filling gooped on top.

Of course, after I left some people recommended some of their other pancakes, like the buckwheat, the cornmeal, and even some special churro pancakes (that I didn’t see on a menu)! Clearly we need to re-assemble the team and make a return visit.

Kudos to the sausage gravy and biscuits, though! The biscuits were a little tough, but the gravy was chunky and pretty well seasoned. And I like having hash browns to mix in.

I think the Pancake House is a good stop for any breakfast adventurer, especially for anyone who loves diners. We may need to go back to try some more varieties of pancakes!

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