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Millie's Pancake Haus

6530 Tanque Verde, Tucson, AZ - (520) 298-4250
Posted By Michael Stern on 12/19/2001 8:30:00 PM
As we sat in a booth at Millie’s Pancake House one morning about seven o’clock, we heard a group of people in the next room singing, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee…” It was a branch of the local Lions Club, who meet here regularly to discuss business and eat Millie’s breakfasts. This is a comfortable place to meet, whether you are a club, a couple, or a single traveler. Decorated in a country-craftsy style, with heart-shape cut-outs in the wooden booth-backs, Millie’s is civilized and totally welcoming.

The specialty of the house, of course, is pancakes. They come in different sizes and flavors, from basic buttermilk (which are thick, steamy, and light-textured) to wafer thin crepes that are used as “French pancakes” topped with jelly, Cointreau, cherry, or apricot. The super-thin ones are also used for “Swedish pancakes,” which are accompanied by a cup of lingonberry sauce. We are partial to the potato pancakes, with their rugged spuddy texture, available with apple sauce and/or sour cream and, of course, a breakfast meat of choice. The top-of-the-line item on the breakfast menu is the German apple pancake, a plate-sized behemoth that is filled with spiced cooked apples and takes a full 25 minutes to prepare.

At lunch, Millie’s offers hamburgers and sandwiches and salads that you can have topped with the house specialty, Dutch Dressing, an intriguing creamy sweet-and-sour concoction. The beverage list includes ice cream sodas and milk shakes in all the usual flavors plus blueberry.

A second Millie’s is located at 7053 N. Oracle.

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We're not sure why these buttermilk pancakes topped with apricot sauce are called Bohemian, but they sure are delicious.  That's a cup of thick sour cream in the background.
"We're not sure why these buttermilk pancakes topped with apricot sauce are called Bohemian, but they sure are delicious. That's a cup of thick sour cream in the background."
Michael Stern





Swedish pancakes are served with lingonberry sauce. It's a great idea, but not so well executed. For this dish to work, the pancakes have to be featherlight, not elasticized.
"Swedish pancakes are served with lingonberry sauce. It's a great idea, but not so well executed. For this dish to work, the pancakes have to be featherlight, not elasticized."
Michael Stern


The menu warns that the German Apple Pancakes takes a full 25 minutes to prepare because it is baked rather than griddle-cooked. It was too chewy for our taste, and the ordinary syrup supplied on the side offered no improvement. We'd rather spend the 25 minutes eating something good.
"The menu warns that the German Apple Pancakes takes a full 25 minutes to prepare because it is baked rather than griddle-cooked. It was too chewy for our taste, and the ordinary syrup supplied on the side offered no improvement. We'd rather spend the 25 minutes eating something good."
Michael Stern



""Our own" Pennsylvania Dutch Pie, is sticky-sweet."
Michael Stern


Frail, thin, and savory, these crepes arrive folded into quarters with a cup of lingonberry sauce on the side.
"Frail, thin, and savory, these crepes arrive folded into quarters with a cup of lingonberry sauce on the side."
Michael Stern


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"The "country-crafts" decor of Millie's includes heart-shaped cut-outs in the booth backs."
Michael Stern


Millie's at dawn, on a rare rainy day in Tucson
"Millie's at dawn, on a rare rainy day in Tucson"
Michael Stern



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