The Original Pancake House

Our Process

Great Food. Great Service. Great Atmosphere

At OPH, it begins with the food and a total commitment to a better process. This means using whole ingredients, preparing fresh food daily and not accepting shortcuts. As the name indicates, we offer a wide variety of pancakes, crepes and waffles, requiring a number of unique, specialty batters. To achieve the ideal taste texture and freshness, each batter is made from scratch every day using only the highest quality ingredients.

We take every aspect of food preparation into consideration. Our corned beef hash is slow-roasted for 8 hours in-house before being blended with freshly cut onions and boiled potatoes. Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice is precisely that: fresh oranges cut and squeezed each morning by our serving staff. No water, no sugar, no preservatives - ever. Each large glass of orange juice contains a minimum of 5 freshly squeezed oranges. Our freshly cracked eggs, home prepared potatoes and hand rolled crepes are cooked to order in 93 score, AA grade clarified butter. For the butter novice, this is the highest quality product available and it is all we use.

To get a closer look at some of the processes that make OPH unique, Take a look inside.

We believe in the idea of providing world-class hospitality right here at OPH. This begins with a commitment to exceeding our guest’s expectations at every turn. Your needs should be filled before they occur to you, and with a smile. It is what we preach here and what we live by. We continually aim to improve our processes and would love to share them with you.

A great atmosphere isn’t just inviting décor and creative theming. Producing a great atmosphere requires a constant attention to detail. Your experience should be clean and inviting from the moment you walk through our doors. Come enjoy our old-world charm with a modern twist while enjoying the tastiest breakfast on the market.


OPH Tacoma

601 S Pine Street
Tacoma, WA 98405

OPH Maple Valley

26820 Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038

OPH Puyallup

16116 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA 98375

Our History

A Tradition of Excellence
The Original Pancake House was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. Drawing upon their many years of experience in the culinary field, and their extensive working knowledge of authentic national and ethnic pancake recipes they were able to offer, without compromise, this unique and original menu which has gained national acclaim. The Original Pancake House is a second and third generation family business, which takes great pride in maintaining the high standards that make our food so outstanding. There are now over one hundred franchises from coast to coast, which have won local and national acclaim. Our recipes demand only the very finest of ingredients, such as 93 score butter, pure 36% whipping cream, fresh grade AA eggs, hard wheat unbleached flour, and our own recipe sourdough starter. Our batters and sauces are made fresh in each restaurant’s kitchen.

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