Kate's Pancake House

Kate's Pancake House

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Hours
Sun
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mon
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tue
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wed
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thu
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fri
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sat
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Is this restaurant wheelchair accessible?
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles891 reviews
Excellent
495
Very good
260
Average
85
Poor
24
Terrible
27
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

LuLuMac71
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 couples
We were in Carolina Beach for 4 nights and ate at Kate’s every morning. The staff is so friendly and the food was amazing! I got the breakfast combo (pancake, 1 piece French toast, and 1/2 a waffle with 2 sausage links) most days, and got the tofu scramble one day. Everything was so delicious!! There was a little wait most mornings, but during the week in the off-season, the wait is much less. We loved it and would highly recommend you stop at Kate’s Pancake House for a fabulous, filling, affordable breakfast!
Written 13 October 2020
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Mrsrell2u
Newport News111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Everyone wore mask and they take your name while you wait outside at the picnic table. We had the corned beef hash, potatoes and onions, scrambled cheese and eggs, toast, and a pancake, waffle, and piece of French toast came with my husband’s plate. I also ordered a steak burrito for my son to go, but it’s not on the menu. Our waitress was absolutely phenomenal and I think her name was Stephanie. She said they will make it like I wanted it so, I got it with steak, scrambled eggs, potatoes, onions, peppers, and a side of sour cream and salsa. Her service was amazing and I made sure I told the manager but come to find out she was the owner. The only reason they didn’t get a 5 was because the floor could have been cleaned in between patrons like with that roll broom or something. I don’t like looking at a dirty floor while eating.
Written 29 August 2020
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Troy H
Fayetteville783 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
Huge menu selection. The 4 of us ordered the Texas French Toast, Reuben Omelete, Biscuits and Gravy and Eggs Benedict with Steak. Everybody really enjoyed their dishes. The only thing I wouldn't order again is the steak with the Eggs Benedict. Its one of those thin processed steaks. The Benedict was awesome, so I recommend skipping the steak and have it with someone else. It took 35 minutes to get our food once our orders were made. So plan accordingly during this COVID non-sense.
Written 21 June 2020
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Heidi T
Hilton Head10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
Stopped by here for breakfast - it was right by our hotel so it was convenient to walk. They are definitely taking the necessary steps to operate safely during this pandemic - masks, sanitizing, spacing tables, etc. so that was a plus. The food unfortunately was very bland with no flavor. I ordered a breakfast platter with eggs, toast, grits, bacon and potatoes. Everything was so bright white and just lacked taste. I’m sure if I would of went with pancakes or French toast that would of been a better choice. Either way, I think adding some flavor or garnishes would really bring some “life” to those kind of dishes.
Written 12 June 2020
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King Dog
Raleigh187 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
How hard can it be to make a Belgian waffle from a boxed mix? And yet, the middle 50% of it was ICE COLD and raw. The bacon looked like fatback; there was not a speck of meat in it; it was under-cooked raw fat, plus $3 for a plastic cup of apple juice that tasted watered-down. This was absolutely horrible. I had to pay over $20 for two plates of this excuse for food? Tourist trap. We didn't eat it; we paid; we left, and we walked down to the McDonald's to eat, which was way, way better.
Written 2 August 2020
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michael y
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
Live locally and generally avoid restaurants on the island during the prime tourist season but must say it was worth the short wait. Omelette was great and best home fries I have had in years. Waitress was excellent and very attentive.
Written 23 July 2021
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KCLizard
State College590 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 couples
This is a good breakfast place with all the usuals. We each had a good omelette, a friend enjoyed a biscuit and egg breakfast, and we all shared the pumpkin bread French Toast. The French Toast was the star. Coffee, OJ and sides were all good.
Written 21 May 2021
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Joshua M
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
My wife and I were honestly pretty surprised that this place wasn't THAT amazing based on all the fantastic reviews! We both got some basic breakfast items; eggs, bacon, and french toast. All of it tasted just... average. You could get a better breakfast at IHOP. When we were sitting down eating, after 5 minutes in we both kind of looked at each other and said: "that's it?". Based on the 1,000+ reviews and 4.5+ star average I was just expecting more. It was very very average and we personally won't be going back.
Written 27 February 2020
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S.E.
Canaan61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 solo
Incredibly busy this morning and with good reason. Very efficient system for checking in waiting guests. The staff are polite and focused. Once at my table Kathy took my order. She apologized for my wait; that is kind however, no need to apologize. I'm happy to get in. Kathy was professional, polite and quick! The creative selection of breakfast items is the best I've seen and there are several styles of Benedict's which are my favorite. As the name of the restaurant promises there are so many styles of pancakes; you will find a favorite. Most impressive is the wide selection for vegetarians. This is the #1 location in Carolina Beach for a delicious breakfast that caters to all tastes.
Written 27 July 2021
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Kathy B
Winston Salem124 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 none
Called on Friday morning to place a “to go” order and was told “We’re too busy to do take out orders”. We weren’t asking for delivery or anything else…. Called another place around the corner and not only got the same items we were going to order at 1/3 less cost, but got it delivered!
Written 30 April 2023
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Vee T
Atlanta151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
I ordered from this place to go b/c it is a popular place & rather small inside which makes the wait long. The person who answered the phone was friendly. She had a hard time hearing me due to the noise inside so she went outside. I ordered the steak omelette made with in beaters. They also have an option for egg whites. I also ordered the pancakes plus for my husband. My order was ready in 15 minutes. When I got home I found the food was packaged well. The steak on the omelette was cooked as instructed but I ordered light cheese and their idea of light is very different than mine. The omelette came with either grits or home fries and two small pancakes so it was a lot of food. I ordered from this place to go b/c it is a popular place & rather small inside which makes the wait long. The person who answered the phone was friendly. She had a hard time hearing me due to the noise inside so she went outside. I ordered the steak omelette made with in beaters. They also have an option for egg whites. The omelette came with either grits or home fries and two small pancakes so it was a lot of food. My order was ready in 15 minutes. When I got home I found the food was packaged well. The steak was cooked as instructed but I ordered light cheese and their idea of light is very different than mine. My omelette was bursting with flavor from the fresh vegetables. My husband enjoyed his pancakes, two plate sized, which he described as “tender and good”. From my experience ordering to go is the way to go. I could see the envy in the eyes of those waiting for a seat inside. Either way enjoy.
Written 16 June 2022
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Marie Thurgood
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
I will be back here all because of a little waitress by the name of Mindy! Her service skills were beyond exceptional!! My family and I were in town for the week and had her as our waitress almost each time that we dined there that week . Each time that we dined in at Kate’s, Mindy would have at least 4 or 5 tables all at once, . Some of her tables even all being sat at the same time as we were being sat! Not only were my family and I impressed with Mindys outstanding customer service, and mutual tasking skills, so we’re all of the other tables she was waiting on as we could overhear all of their conversations as we sat their waiting on our orders. Not only did Mindy make me believe in great customer service again, she also reminded me that some people, really do care, about the customer! Oh yeah and, even though she had a lot of attention to tend to, and some patrons not being so nice to her at times, she did everything with a smile , with style, & with a doubt, grace ! If only everyone had her welcoming enthusiasm and kind spirt, the world would be a better place. Sincerely, The family who will be back to Kate’s pancake house in Carolina NC, because of the little waitress named Mindy!
Written 30 June 2022
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Marlinem75
Mooresville39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 couples
Small local diner with a great breakfast selection. The staff was very professional and service was awesome. Great to see a restaurant that is staffed with an experienced team. Cajun Omelette came out perfect and pancakes were hot and fluffy.
Written 23 March 2022
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Robert C
Edinburg903 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
We love this place. Great selection and everything taste so good. This time I had a Ruben Omelet which was chuck full of corned beef with sauerkraut. This restaurant opens early and closes at 1 PM. In mid morning there are long lines. We went a little after 8 Am and had a short wait. Worth it though.
Written 20 July 2022
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kiser56
Wise44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Kates pancake House is probably the best breakfast on the island. My wife wants me to mention that they do have diet Dr Pepper, which is not common in the area. She ordered the deluxe breakfast platter which had French toast pancake and a half of a waffle as well as bacon and two eggs. I ordered the breakfast platter which had two eggs, turkey sausage, two slices of bacon an order of grits, as well as home fries. We were set immediately the waitress was a classic down waitress who was very courteous and friendly and very helpful. The food was great. Everything was cooked to perfection. Prices were moderate as everything else on the island. There was a 2% credit up charge fee, which appears also to be common in the area. Seating was booths and tables and appear to be plentiful. Parking was convenient and had no requirements for pay. Would highly recommend this restaurant for breakfast options and will eat again if we return to this area.
Written 9 March 2024
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