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Best Pancakes In The City

November 4, 2010 10:02 AM

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Best Pancakes In The City

Best Pancakes In The City

Pancakes are a staple on any breakfast menu. With so many breakfast restaurants to choose from in the city, this list focuses on the great-American pancake. You won’t need a side of eggs and bacon with these short stacks!

Did we miss your favorite pancake spot? Leave us a comment below.

Nookies Tree

3 Chicago locations:
Old Town, Lincoln Park, Edgewater
(773) 248-9888

Located in the heart of Boystown, Nookies Tree is the definition of the all-night breakfast hangout. Though they do serve lunch and dinner, breakfast is king. With many so many pancake choices to choose from, you’ll have a new one to try each visit. Be sure to start with the Apple Cranberry Crunch. No pancake will ever compare.

Multigrain Pancakes 6.45-Add yogurt and fresh fruit 7.95
Buttermilk Pancakes 5.95
Silver Dollar Pancakes 5.95
Apple Cranberry Crunch-Sauteed apples, whole cranberries and granola right in the cakes 7.95
Strawberry Pancakes-Always fresh strawberries 7.45
Blueberry Pancakes-Always fresh blueberries 7.95

Ann Sather

Pancakes and blackberries

Best Pancakes In The City

4 Chicago Locations:
Belmont Ave, Clark St, Broadway, Southport
(773) 348-2378

When your meal comes with a cinnamon roll the size of your head, you know your in for a treat. Ann Sather is a Chicago staple, putting a delicious Swedish twist on their pancake menu. The fresh-squeezed orange juice, and bottomless coffee are also added perks!

Swedish Pancakes with Lingonberries – $7.95
Potato Pancakes with Apple Sauce – $7.95
Two Swedish Pancakes with Two Swedish Meatballs – $8.95

Sweet Maple Cafe

1339 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Looking for a great pancake place on the South Side? Look no further then Sweet Maple Cafe. Neighborhood locals and Chicago visitors alike, can be found enjoying the Sweet Maple menu. Family recipes and fresh ingredients make this restaurant feel like home.

Good-Old-Fashioned Pancakes-Their great taste comes from our original recipe. All varieties are served with grade AA butter and pure maple syrup. Choose from: Not-So-Plain Buttermilk; Very Fresh Banana; Bursting with Blueberries; Chocolate Chip; or Apple Spice

Le Peep


Best Pancakes In The City

1010 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago
(312) 563-9990

Le Peep specializes in down home breakfast comfort food. Their pancakes are fresh and made from scratch. No Bisquick here, folks! For you Suburb dwellers, Le Peep has a second location in Mt. Prospect on Northwest Hwy.

Original Homespun Pancakes-Our signature, ultra-light batter makes our cakes rise up fluffy $5.99

Inga’s Swedish Pancakes- Sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with lingonberries and lingonberry butter $6.99

Blueberry Pancakes-Our signature batter filled with plump blueberries. Served with warm blueberry compote $6.29

Blueberry Wheat Pancakes- Our signature batter filled with plump blueberries and healthy wheat germ. Served with warm blueberry compote $6.49

Chocolate Chip Pancakes-Our signature batter filled with rich milk chocolate chips. Drizzled with chocolate syrup dusted, with powdered sugar and topped with whipped cream $6.49

Did we miss your favorite pancake spot? Leave us a comment below.
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  • Dani

    Walker Brothers and Salt & Pepper Diner!

  • Mary S

    The absolute BEST pancakes are at “Original Pancakes: in Hyde Park. Their cooks get your order right- each and every time. Several different types to choose from along with whipped butter and warm syrup.

  • Tamara

    Blueberry Hill Cafe is the best!!!

  • Monica

    Yes the Original Pancake House in Hyde Park is simply the best!!!!

  • Nancy

    Sorry, my pancakes are the best!

  • Cheryl G

    I agree!!

    • Cheryl G

      I agree about the Original Pancake House having the best pancakes.

  • Rebecca

    Cafe 28 has the best pancakes I have ener eaten.

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