In 1962, brother-and-sister duo David Benson and Bette Brozgold founded Ol’ South Pancake House with the intention that it be a place where families could enjoy classic Southern homestyle cooking at any time of day or night. With their vision in mind, the siblings found great success in the Fort Worth area with classics like eggs benedict and steak and eggs, but their signature dish turned out to be their German pancakes, which are made with lemon juice and topped with powdered sugar and butter. Now, fifty years later, Ol’ South continues to serve those pancakes in upwards of 40,000 servings a year and David Benson’s son, Rex, keeps the 24-hour tradition alive. Boasting a warm environment and Texas shaped waffles, Ol’ South has drawn in everyone from Dallas Cowboys players to the notable pianist, Van Cliburn, who has a seat in the restaurant designated by a plaque on his booth.
1509 S University Dr Fort Worth, TX 76107