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Feb 26, 2001 09:50 PM

Pancake Week

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With the demise of the ABC Parlour Cafe, who now makes the best pancakes in NYC?

I don't mean crepes Normande, or waffles with chicken, or tofu patties with mole poblano sea-cucumber foam, just good, plain, old-fashioned pancakes -- buttermilk, maybe buckwheat, just maybe with blueberries -- served with real butter and real maple syrup.

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  1. I like the buckwheat pancakes at Miracle Grill, 112 First Avenue (254-2253) and Bright Food Shop, 218 8th Ave (243-4433). Bright always has fresh fruit available, like blueberries, with the corn pancakes.

    Pancakes are usually a disappointment for me as they often arrive lukewarm, leaden or tasting too floury. They're so fattening anyway so I've given up on ordering them but when they're good, they're Delicious.

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    1. re: Ruby

      I really like the pancakes at Good Enough to Eat (83 and Amsterdam), esp. the banana walnut ones. People here say it's not anywhere near as "good enough" as it used to be, but I still think the pancakes are delicious.

    2. I vote for the banana buckwheat at Veselka - I always steal some from the beau as my dessert after my own enormous Sun. feast, and even cold, they are most excellent. Their regular pancakes are mighty tasty as well. I would like someone to please open a cool pancake house. Soon, please.

      1. They use real blueberries at Shopsins down (somewhere?) in the village
        there ain't none of that blue jello stuff! and the maple syrup is real too.
        very tasty!

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        1. re: Lance DeVry
          Sales guy who eats there

          Great stuff @Shopsins 63 Bedford (between Morton and Barrow) in the Village

        2. I have always found the Royal Canadian Pancake
          House to be very good. 3rd and 17th.
          good luck.

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          1. re: Anne
            Caitlin McGrath

            Sorry, but RCPH closed a couple of years ago.

          2. I don't know who makes the best pancakes, but Teresa's makes good ones and they do have real maple syrup for $.50

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              1. re: Bob

                Sorry, I never saw this question. Teresa's, as many Chowhounds know, as on 1st Av. between 6th and 7th Sts. I particularly like their soups, pancakes, and pierogis. Their fresh orange juice is usually nice, too. My favorite lunch special (lunch, not brunch) is the chicken stew, and they have various good side dishes, including beets and kasha, but your mileage may vary.