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What You'll Get
Pancakes, like UFOs, are ethereal, weightless disks that usually appear in the early morning or late night with the ability to stun humans into stillness with a powerful syrup beam. Comatose yourself into happiness with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of classic breakfast and lunch fare at The Original Pancake House on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta.
The Original Pancake House's chefs build dishes from scratch with many preservative-free ingredients, 100% clarified butter, locally baked breads, and fresh eggs, resulting in a nearly farm-to-table dining experience. Wake up eyes by gazing at an expansive menu lined with homemade buttermilk pancakes ($7.60+) stacked like warm pillows ready to cradle fruit, syrup, and heads for post-meal napping. The exclusive Dutch Baby wears a top of powdered sugar and lemon wedges ($10.65), a hulking six-egg omelet houses ingredients such as fresh meats, veggies, and cheeses ($9.70+), and waffles ($6.15+) and crêpes ($9.35+) add a spongy base to sop up fresh-squeezed orange juice ($3.05+). The luncheon menu, served Monday through Friday after 11 a.m., includes grilled chicken sandwiches ($9.95) and corned beef on rye ($9.85).
The Original Pancake House offers a charming abode in which butter and jam meld with lovingly lavish early morning fare to energize diners like an edible game of underwater field hockey. The interior boasts an environment styled in light wood tones and dark metal hues.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 4 or more. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Must buy 1 food item. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Original Pancake House
Each morning as the sun begins to stir, the breakfast artisans at The Original Pancake House crack fresh eggs into bowls of preservative-free ingredients, sour starter, and house-clarified butter to forge thick buttermilk pancakes. These are the basis of the menu's 16 pancake varieties, which include golden circlets cloaked with brandied peaches, whipped cream, and powdered sugar. To craft apple pancakes, the cooks sauté granny smith slices in clarified butter before stirring them into a skillet full of German-style batter for a long bake in the oven. Four slices of Hormel black-label bacon escort two large ranch eggs and heaps of pancakes onto the bacon and eggs plate, which chefs cook according to guests' preferences.
The kitchen also slings a luncheon menu of classic eats, including chicken salad and corned beef sandwiches, and servers toting glasses of freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juices will happily regale guests with tales accumulated since the restaurant's inception in 1953. The restaurant's free WiFi allows for out-of-office work to continue without having to finish pressing reports in syrup.