I Tried The Original Pancake House In Upper Arlington And It Was A Complete Game Changer

The breakfast spot in Shops On Lane is a must try for any waffle fan or pancake enthusiast.

It’s hard to find something to not like about breakfast foods. It gives you everything you want, an irresponsible amount of sugar first thing in the morning and enough savory red meat to make your arteries sing a heartfelt yet lively cover of Under Pressure by Queen (hah, heartfelt, I’m funny). Well, The Original Pancake House in Upper Arlington is going to make it even harder to dislike the day’s best meal.

Just how do these flapjacks “stack” up? (I am killing it today). Well, in one word: OHMYGAWDUNBELIEVABLE. I chose to go a little all out and got myself something a bit fancy. Glancing at the menu, one name kept jumping out at me. The “Dutch Baby” is advertised as “oven baked, served with fresh lemon, whipped butter, and powdered sugar” but they really had me at “food coma”.

Even with that description, I wasn’t really sure what to expect but my jaw dropped when they hefted the thing out.

A huge pastry like cake with a thin crispy crust that towered along the sides, a light eggy bottom layer, and souped up in the middle was a batter-like sauce that the server helped me to mix together.

First, she poured the whipped butter on top which immediately melted on contact with the hotcake. Second, she had me squeeze the fresh lemon on top, mixing and swirling with the golden melted butter. And lastly, as the piece de resistance, she scooped in a pile of the powdered sugar. All of it blended and fused together to form the thick, lemony, syrup-like batter.

Describing how amazing the whole thing tasted would be an impossible feat and a task no sane mind would ever undertake:

It tasted like a candy coated sun, powered 100% on sheer happiness and children’s laughter. All topped with an actual rainbow, sage advice from Morgan Freeman, and maybe even a hint of nutmeg. You’re welcome Columbus.

The french toast was none too shabby either. They were fluffy yet dense with whipped egg. And the bacon was sliced into thick slabs, just crispy enough to leave a bit of chew to the texture. All in all, the Original Pancake House is a much-needed addition to the Columbus breakfast scene and enough to give any brunch cafe or diner a run for their money. Trust me, you’re gonna like this place a “waffle” lot (HAH).

*Disclaimer: Columbus Navigator is not responsible for any of Zoey’s awful, awful dad jokes and he should feel ashamed. For more info on the tasty pancakes, click here.

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