FAQ

Do you take reservations or have call-ahead seating?

We are happy to accommodate all guests, however, we are unable to accept reservations or call-ahead seating during peak periods such as weekends. For parties of 6 or less, you can use the NoWait App and get on our waiting list when you are on your way.  For parties of 7 or more we suggest having one person arrive early to put the name of your party on the wait list or dine at our first-come, first-serve breakfast counter for quicker service.

Do  you have a private dining room?

Often on weekdays we can accommodate private parties. Sorry – but the private room is not available on weekends.  Please call Chesterfield: 636-536-4044 or Ladue: 314-932-1340 for details.

Do you serve brunch or lunch items?

We serve our regular breakfast menu throughout the day & have several lunch items available Tuesday through Friday after 10:30 am. See our menu for all of the details.

What are your options for guests with food allergies?

For our guests with gluten intolerance, we offer Andrea’s gluten free buttermilk pancakes as well as several other options. For those with peanut allergies you can enjoy our French toast, crepes, & several other breakfast items. Please ask the host for an allergy menu when you arrive.

We can also accommodate those with dairy, egg, soy, & other allergies. Please ask for a manger or feel free to call ahead when you have an allergic concern as we have special menu information available for you.

Do you have a children’s menu?

Yes we do. Children 10 and under can enjoy several breakfast items with a reduced portion and price. Children can also take advantage of  short stacks of any of our delicious pancakes.

How long does it take to cook an Apple Pancake?

The oven baked Apple Pancake does have a lengthy cooking time, but you don’t have to wait that long and there is no need to pre-order this item. We are constantly baking this house specialty so it should always be available within 10-15 minutes of ordering. On rare occasions a lot can be ordered at once, and therefore the approximate cooking time from scratch is 25-30 minutes.

Is the Original Pancake House in Chesterfield the same as Walker Brothers in Chicago?

The Original Pancake House is a franchise of the original family-owned restaurant founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953. All of the OPH restaurants are individually owned and operated, each having their own unique style and menu to suit the needs of the guests in their region. The Walker Brother have operated restaurants in the Chicago area for many years and have a loyal following. We are proud to be associated with them, as we are all a part of The Original Pancake House ‘family’ of restaurants.

Are you open for dinner?

We are not open for dinner, as we prefer to ensure our quality of product and service by limiting our hours to the breakfast and lunch periods. Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday 7 am to 2:30 pm – closed on Mondays.

Can I buy your….?

Gift Cards – Yes…they are available in any denomination (minimum $10)

Coffee Mugs – Yes…our beautiful one-of-a-kind mugs are from Deneen Pottery in St. Paul, Minnesota, and sell for $17.

Travel Mugs – Yes…perfect for a to go cup of Boyds Coffee for only $10

Special Original Pancake House blend of Boyds Coffee? – Yes…we sell pre-ground one pound bags for $15.

T-Shirts – Yes…we usually have stylish shirts available for purchase in many sizes and colors.

Orange Juice – Yes…we offer our fresh-squeezed orange juice in 32 oz containers.  This juice should be consumed within one or two days of purchase as it is preservative free.

Hot food to go – Yes…with the exception of our children’s items, all menu items are available for carryout. Give us a call to place your order.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, VISA, Mastercard, Discover, & American Express and OPH gift cards issued from our location.  Sorry, we do not accept checks.

Do you contribute to charities?

We are delighted to have the opportunity to enrich our local community through gift giving. If you would like to request a contribution to your charity, please drop off a written request a month in advance.