The Original Pancake House in Jensen Beach is NOT a load of crepe!

The Original Pancake House Jensen Beach

You may be full of crepe when you leave the Original Pancake House
There may be some readers who can’t tell pancakes from crêpes,
But they’re really quite as different as chimpanzees and apes.
The Original Pancake House in Jensen Beach actually does them both,
and to go elsewhere for breakfast, I really would be loath!
It’ll cost you more than IHOP, but a worthwhile trip it makes…

Since pancake day, Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday as it is variously called in differing parts of the world, is only a couple of days away, it seems appropriate to be writing about a recent visit to a Pancake House even if it was a couple of weeks ago now and over 2,200Kms from Ottawa. One sunny morning on my recent trip to Florida, neither Mike nor I felt like our normal breakfast fare of cream cheese bagel (me) or cereal (Mike), so we decided to venture out.
I’m not sure which of us suggested pancakes but Mike said he knew of either IHOP or The Original Pancake House. I had tried the former many years ago, in fact, I believe there might even still be one in the Ottawa area, but had never heard of the latter. Being of an adventurous nature, I opted for the second choice. It turned out to be quite a bit further away than I had expected and was actually in Jensen Beach, the next town to the North of Stuart.

Mandarin CrepesPersonally, after I received my order, I was quite happy to have gone the extra distance, because I am sure that IHOP could not compete with the quality of the mandarin crepes that I ordered. For sure, this is a little more pricey than IHOP but I don’t begrudge paying the extra when the food is as good as it was here. I won’t  pretend that they were quite up to the standard of the real thing either in France or that I was used to at home in the UK as a child but still, I would highly recommend them.


  • Positives: Food was delicious, portions were reasonable.
  • Negatives: Rather pricey!
  • Recommendation: If you don’t object to paying that little bit extra, you should give it a try.
Category Rating Explanation
Food Quality **** Very good
Price $$$$ Expensive
Decor *** Bright & modern
Service *** No complaints
Overall Rating *** Good start to the day

Frivolous Foodie Facts
–> The first pancake recipe appeared in an English cookbook in the fifteenth century.
–> Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday is known as ”Carnivale’ in Italy (from the Latin for ‘goodbye to the flesh’)Fasnacht’ in Germany (night of the fast) and ‘Mardi Gras’ (literally ‘Fat Tuesday’) is celebrated in places as diverse as Brazil, New Orleans, and Australia. In Iceland the day is called ‘Sprengidagur’ (bursting day) and is known for the tradition of eating salt, meat and peas. In Greece it is called ‘Apocreas’, which means ‘from the meat’, as it’s traditional for Greeks not to eat meat during Lent.
–> The first recorded pancake day was in Olney, Buchinghamshire in 1445 year.

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