What are Pancakes?

Pancakes are the very old beginnings of bread and pastry. Generally a pancake is any kind of batter fried or baked in a skillet, on a griddle, or on any hot surface. People of all nationalities have made pancakes from time immemorial. Today pancakes are enjoyed for breakfast, luncheon, dinner and even for dessert.


The Original Pancake House was founded in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. Drawing upon their many years experience in the culinary field and their comprehensive 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 and remains unchanged to this day. These recipes demand only the very finest of ingredients such as 93 score butter, pure whipping cream, fresh Grade AA eggs, hardwheat unbleached flour, and our sourdough yeast. Old-fashioned sourdough yeast, just like your great grandmother used to use, is used in many of our batters. It is grown in our own kitchen from a culture of potatoes, flour, sugar, and activated by a “start of yeast.” This sourdough yeast produces light, airy, fine-textured pancakes. We blend, roast and grind Original Pancake House Coffee to our exacting specifications to further enhance your meal.



To our Customers

It is our constant objective to serve you the finest pancakes available anywhere and to give you pleasant, courteous and unobtrusive service. Thank you for coming to the Original Pancake House. We hope you will come back often. Original Pancake House franchises are now in operation coast to coast - imitators everywhere - look for the Highet and Hueneke Registered Trademark.