The Original Pancake House on 8000 E. Belleview in Greenwood Village,Colorado is THE BEST pancake house in the world. I’ve tried pancake houses in Vail, Switzerland, Canada and much more; just to discover that the best pancake house is right in my backyard.
Expect to wait if you go to eat at The Original Pancake House in Greenwood Village. It is not a secret that this place is simply amazing. If you drive by the restaurant during breakfast, you will likely see large groups of people waiting eagerly for the best pancake house there is. They offer complimentary coffee, and outdoor heaters to keep you comfortable while you wait.
Once you’re seated, you have to make some very difficult decisions about what to eat. First there are the pancakes. Picture a giant fluffy pancake that takes the width of a plate, and is an inch or two high. The syrup has a blend of real fruits, berries, nuts (depending on what flavors you order) that are always blended perfectly together.
There is also the Dutch Baby, one of their specialties. It is oven baked with powdered sugar, butter and lemon. They whip it so that it towers over your plate. You can’t wait to stick your fork in this puffy masterpiece and devour every bite.
Their smooth crepes are a must try. What do you get when you have a crepe filled with golden brown bananas in sour cream mixed with Triple Sec, brandy, and sherry? If you top it with diced bananas in apricot sauce you have the Tahitian Maiden’s Dream! Denver Blog’s dream as well I might add.
The staff is polite and attentive. They are very busy, and still manage to treat every customer with a smile. The atmosphere is very homey, like a cottage in the woods.
The restaurant is in Greenwood Village, which is my favorite neighborhood in the Denver metro area. The restaurant is a standalone structure near a strip mall, which unfortunately provides for little scenery. I tried hard to come up with a negative for this place, but keep in mind Greenwood Village in general is full of wonderfully done established landscaping.
If you are looking to bond over a wonderful breakfast in a warm atmosphere you must try The Original Pancake House in Greenwood Village. Be warned, once you go here it will be hard to go to a regular pancake house ever again!