Saturday is easily one of the best days of the week, for me at least. I love that it's a day for me to rest, to go out with friends, to put off homework until Sunday night (at the latest I possibly can) and most importantly, it's the best day to have brunch. Brunch is also easily my favorite kind of meal, because it's not small enough to be breakfast, but instead has to be big enough for both breakfast and lunch!! And there's all types of brunch food, from eggs to waffles to hash browns.
This past Saturday, I got to try a super sweet breakfast place for the first time in Upper Arlington, and it was some of the best brunch I've ever had!! It's called The Original Pancake House, which was originally founded in Portland, Oregon. It's a family owned business, and the people there couldn't be filled with any more hospitality. I absolutely loved the vibe of the restaurant itself, with both sit-down seating and a counter as options to dine.
I ordered their fresh squeezed orange juice, which was a no brainer for me, and it was some of the best OJ I've ever had (no kidding). I a a huge advocate for drinking orange juice once a day, and it was super fresh.
And of course, I went with classic chocolate chip pancakes, because it's a good rule of thumb when trying new breakfast places to stick with a classic that every restaurant should have nailed down. And I was also craving chocolate, like always.
I absolutely loved my pancakes!! They were fluffy and served with a side of chocolate sauce and fresh whipped cream, made in-house. I loved the texture of the pancakes and they were cooked to a perfect temperature. It was for sure a step-up from my go to Waffle House chocolate chip waffles (no offense, I still love Waffle House). The portion was huge, but since I didn't feel like carrying a to go box with me, I decided not to take my leftovers home :(
I also tried a side of their hash browns, which were crispy and delicious, like they should be. They were actually so good that I didn't even need to drench them in ketchup like I normally have the habit of doing.
I had such a good time at my Saturday Brunch, and it was definitely one of the highlights of my holiday weekend. I highly suggest trying it out for yourself, there's so much to try and I guarantee you there is something out there for everyone, including the daredevil eaters. From bacon pancakes to their dutch Baby, the Original Pancake House offers both new and classic brunch dishes done right.
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