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Aug 25, 2006 01:38 PM

Seeking Great Pancakes WITHOUT a Hassle

So no "Prune" recs, please.

Anything but the Upper East Side. (Prefer Hells Kitchen, East Village, West Village and Lower East Side.)

Thanks, as always!

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  1. Great pancakes: Clinton Street Baking

    Without a hassle: I went during the week, which was hassle free. (they also serve their pancakes at lunch and dinner.) I asked about the crowds on the weekends and my server said that if you get there early the wait is not bad. Perhaps another hound who has navigated the weekend crowds at CSB can give better insight on this.

    Here is my recent report on their pancakes:

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    1. re: shortstop

      If you get to CSBC at about 9:45 am on the weekends (15 minutes before they open), you can usually get a table in the first seating.

      I used to be a fan of Mayrose's pancakes, but I went back this weekend and found them to be lackluster. Also, the coffee at Mayrose is dreadful.

      1. re: Desidero

        Too bad about Mayrose. They used to have great mac and cheese. That's probably declined too.

    2. Fairway Cafe and Shopsin's are my favorites, but Edison Cafe makes a fine, if inconsistent, stack.



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      1. re: Nosher

        Edison were very good...and the room is terrific.


        1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

          Went there yesterday. Great room, but chewy pancakes. Overall great old NY experience though.

      2. If Brooklyn is a possibility, the best pancakes I've had in New York are at Cafe Luluc on Smith.

        1. 9th street market. Best in the city. No wait if you go early.

          1. i love the lemon ricotta pancakes at good in the west village, and the amazing german pancake at august.

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            1. re: calypsogirl

              The best I've ever had were at Balthazar.