Restaurant Review: Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus

Since 1997, Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus has been spinning Dutch pancakes in that dowdy little strip mall near the intersection of Crowchild and Glenmore trails. It’s a simple place, with the pinkish-grey hues of the 1990s still in force and service that will knock you over. It’s fast, friendly and efficient; this crew works harder than almost anyone in town. It’s also family-friendly; our four-year-old nephew loved the experience.

The Dutch pancakes served here are thinner than the familiar Stampede flapjack. They’re more like crepes, but with loads of goodies cooked into them. You can order them savoury with things such as ham, leek and cheese, or sweet with the likes of banana, coconut and chocolate. The combinations seem endless. (Hint: order one savoury and one sweet per couple and share.)

The prices won’t kill you either, with most pannenkoeken running $10 to $13. It’s good value. There’s also open-faced Dutch sandwiches and soups and such, but the pancakes are what make Pfanntastic unique.

And they treat you so well here, it’s no wonder there are still lineups on weekends after 16 years. (2439 54 Ave. S.W., 403-243-7757,

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