Top Ten Pancakes

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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/02/09 12:00:47 (permalink)
Just back from a week in Nashville and I did get a chance to try the Sweet Potato Pancakes at the Pancake Pantry. They were truly great and I liked the place. Will definitely return there the next time I'm in Nashville.
Thanks for the tip.

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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/02/09 14:19:27 (permalink)
I don't like thick, doughy, yeasty pancakes. Lund's Swedish Pancake Mix is sold in retail stores and produces a thin tasty pancake. Just add water, milk, and an egg. I prefer mine with butter and pure maple syrup.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/02/09 16:14:46 (permalink)
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Originally posted by KATMAAN

Also, can anyone suggest a good pancake in Ohio? I have found none that I'd try a second time.


Have you been to[url='http://www.cliftonmill.com']Clifton Mill[/url]? I recollect they had good buckwheat cakes.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/02/24 15:11:40 (permalink)
Someone mentioned real maple syrup. The importance cannot be understated. At any breakfast restaurant I go to, I always check to make sure they have the real thing, and if they don't, I don't go back. I never can understand why someone would use a substitute (I see dozens on supermarket sheleves). Certainly it's no healthier. Must be the price. But then, why would you ruin your pancakes to save money?
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/02/24 16:36:16 (permalink)
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Someone mentioned real maple syrup. The importance cannot be understated. At any breakfast restaurant I go to, I always check to make sure they have the real thing, and if they don't, I don't go back. I never can understand why someone would use a substitute (I see dozens on supermarket sheleves). Certainly it's no healthier. Must be the price. But then, why would you ruin your pancakes to save money?


It is the price.................you can buy a couple of gallons of cheap imitation stuff for what it would cost you to buy a half gallon of pure maple syrup. The difference in taste is unreal!
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/02/24 16:49:50 (permalink)
I read an article on the cost of making real maple syrup. When you buy the real stuff, it is expensive but from the process described and the amount of sap that it takes to make one gallon, It appears to me that if they charged what the prduct deserved, nobody could afford it. Apparently a gallon of sap yields very little usable product. I was in Maine last fall and I bought some syrup and it seems to me it was around $8.00 for a pint.

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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/02/24 17:47:58 (permalink)
I was in East Amana, Iowa which I believe is the largest of the colonies. I had breakfast at a German restaurant where they served these huge thin pancakes. I am not sure what they were, but they were great. The owner was there and he was a very vocal individual and the food was great.

I love the crafts there along with the wine, furniture and food.

Paul E. Smith
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/02/24 18:19:48 (permalink)
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I read an article on the cost of making real maple syrup. When you buy the real stuff, it is expensive but from the process described and the amount of sap that it takes to make one gallon, It appears to me that if they charged what the prduct deserved, nobody could afford it. Apparently a gallon of sap yields very little usable product. I was in Maine last fall and I bought some syrup and it seems to me it was around $8.00 for a pint.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


We have a number of sugar houses in Western Mass, and the whole process of gathering the sap is amazing. On the larger "farms" hundreds of trees are connected by a network of miles of clear plastic tubing, which runs dowhill to the sugar house. Naturally, the smaller sugar houses still go out from tree to tree with their buckets. By the time it gets to market, it is no surprise why real maple syrup costs so dear.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/03/02 11:57:06 (permalink)
Sam's Club has a good price on real Maple Syrup. Best price I've found and it's good.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/03/02 17:12:03 (permalink)
When buying maple syrup, keep in mind that when you buy cute little shaped bottles or tins, a lot of the cost is for the packaging. My local food co-op carries maple syrup in bulk. I bring in my own bottle to refill and the cost is quite reasonable.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/03/02 19:16:57 (permalink)
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When I lived in Berkeley CA back in the '90s there were 2 places to go to for great Sunday breakfast. First was Fat Apples (formerly Fat Alberts but I think they ran afoul of Bill Cosby) for wonderful pancakes, waffles, sausage links et. al. Long line to get in but worth it. Second was the Homemade Cafe. More low key but fantastic breakfasts. Haven't had breakfast like that since I left.


Fat Apple was great,but actually the name chgange was the result of a divorce---she got the business---He got the name.Its still worth the wait on weekend ams----but easier to get in at 9;30 on Tuesday!
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/03/02 19:27:37 (permalink)
On maple syrup---if you are ever IN maple country at sap time--IF you can get your hands on any "First run" syrup--DO!!! Its usually much lighter in color then the "Amber" maple that is available most places--sometimes almost clear--and the flavor is wonderful. Also--as a guy who grew up making his opwn maple syrup and loving it alot--i must admit that it is very expesive and actually-sorghum is good--cane syrup is great--and lots of places make good local fruit syrups that work for me just fine---maple may be my fisrt choice-but its not my only! Sorgum butter on fresh biscuits or good southern style corn meal pancakes!!!!!Wonderful!!
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/03/02 22:25:03 (permalink)
I've been to Myrtle Beach several times and also notice the plethora of pancake houses along the main drag(17)--there must be close to fifty over a 3 mile stretch. Most are frequented by Canadians who are tourists, have time-shares there, or retired in the area. I hear all of them are pretty good, but not being a breakfast or luch person I haven't tried one yet.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/03/03 11:11:07 (permalink)
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Originally posted by stanpnepa

The pancakes at the somewhat nearby (and Stern-praised) Family Diner (in White Haven, PA) would rank way up towards the top of my list, but it's been awhile.

I was there last summer and noticed more limited hours---possibly a management change??? Hey, sounds like an excuse to do some research!
I live about five miles from the whit haven diner but rarely eat there, did you stay for lunch and have the hamburger it's huge
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/03/09 21:58:55 (permalink)
I grew up eating Howard Johnson's pancakes at the HOJO in Gastonia, NC. I've never had another pancake that could soak up as much syrup. They were light and fluffy and had a distinct taste. I used to make mom buy the pancake mix from there, so I could have them at home. I've tried to find the recipe, with no luck.

Now I eat pancakes practiaclly every morning at Kiser Restaurant (know as Fred's to locals) in downtonw Kings Mountain, NC. 1 pancake with sauasage every morning. The great thing about their pancakes (and the reason you have to eat them more than once) is that they don't have a set recipe for the batter. They come out tasting different every day. Sometimes fluffy, sometimes flat.......but always good.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/03/10 13:09:12 (permalink)
My local favorite is the Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown,MA
Sour cream is added to the mix-also nice thick French Toast, great coffee and even greek sausage if you prefer.
DaveM
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/03/19 02:28:24 (permalink)
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Walker Bros.(www.originalpancakehouse.com) in Highland Park has delicious pancakes, thick crispy bacon, and the finest coffee with real cream. We drive in from Wisconsin on Sundays to enjoy their food.


Walker Brothers is on Green Bay Road (the CNW commuter line parallels it) north of downtown Wilmette, Illinois. If only I knew someplace that made an apple pancake like that in or near San Francisco!
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/03/25 17:17:48 (permalink)
We were out of maple syrup last weekend so I tried honey on my pancakes. I figured it tastes great on waffles, so why not? But one bite convinced me it was a bad idea, so I ate the rest plain. I've determined that maple syrup and pancakes are one of nature's all-time combinations. Can't imagine one without the other.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2004/08/27 13:54:14 (permalink)
I was really pleased to see DeLeon Springs mentioned. I used to swim there as a child -- a really lovely place to swim with the cold fresh water bubbling up below you.

I swam there again about 5 years ago and also had pancakes there -- a real RoadFood find!

I visited an Original House of Pancakes restaurant last month in Petoskey, Michigan. Very disappointed to find that they had no Sourdough pancakes.

But I did have their 49ers, which were great -- I wish I could fine the recipe!

Doug
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2005/09/08 17:24:11 (permalink)
The Original Pancake house is Bay Harbor (community of Petoskey), Michigan is great. They have buckwheat, potato, buttermilk, sourdough, blueberry, bacon and too many more to mention. The only flaw is it costs extra for real maple syrup.

Betty's Restaurant in Boyne Falls, Michigan is a little hole in the wall place but their pancakes are yum! I know of people who have driven 300 miles to subdue their craving for Betty's pancakes.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2005/09/08 18:12:23 (permalink)
Penny's Restaurant in Clifton Heights, PA... great tasting short stack that will complement any breakfast (even a pancake breakfast).
YUM!!!
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2005/09/08 18:44:21 (permalink)
We just discovered Uncle Bill's in Manhattan Beach, CA. Terrific pancakes of all kinds, waffles, and some of the best corned beef hash I have ever had. I got the blueberry buckwheat pancakes, which were tender and chewy and fluffy all at once, and full of tart, real blueberries, and my husband got chocolate chip pancakes the 1st time,and said they were thoroughly chocolately and good. The 2nd time he got a strawberry waffle, with fresh strawberries (apparently they only serve this in season) and mounds of real whipped cream. Heavenly! Plus you can walk on the beach afterwards to try to burn it off...
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2005/09/08 19:00:47 (permalink)
Pancakes are great at these San Diego places… The Big Kitchen….Whoopie Goldberg worked there as a waitress before becoming famous….Hash House A Go Go has super breakfast with great flapjacks… I’m wondering if they call it a flapjack does it taste better? http://www.hashhouseagogo.com/breakfast.html

If you make it down this way try Aunt Emma’s Pancake house in Chula Vista. They are a decades old local hole in the wall that serve a couple dozen different type of pancakes.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2005/09/10 04:00:19 (permalink)
The Cameo Cafe in Portland makes outstanding pancakes. And the Acre pancake is huge. There is also a pancake filled with veggies. The owner is Korean and I understand the veggies and pancakes are Korean style. Definitely worth a try.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2005/09/10 08:54:53 (permalink)
Does any one know of a good breakfast place in the Hudson Valley where I can get Buckwheat pancakes? It seems not many places make them anymore.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2005/09/17 11:04:20 (permalink)
Definitely off the beaten path but the Banana Macadamia Nut panacakes (with Coconut syrup) at The Gazebo in Napili, Maui are incredible.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2005/09/17 21:24:46 (permalink)
In my opinion the very best pancakes are served at Original Pancake House in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Just east of Detroit.
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2005/09/17 22:01:40 (permalink)
The original link doesn't work anymore and I can't seem to find the article on the epicurious site. Anyone had better luck?
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2007/01/09 14:27:27 (permalink)
Luxor Pharaoh's Pheast Buffet
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RE: Top Ten Pancakes 2007/01/09 14:51:36 (permalink)
Marberthenad-
Try this link. Hopefully, it will work better:

http://www.epicurious.com/restaurants/best_eats/pancakes

I have actually been to nine of the ten places on the list, missing only Dwyer's Cafe in Lafayette, LA. But, I know for sure that I did not have pancakes at Musso & Frank's or the now closed Hopkins Boarding House. For me, Pancake Pantry in Nashville is the gold standard.
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