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Old Fashioned Pancakes 8-9"

othervoice Sep 14, 2006 12:28 AM

I'd like to hear from anyone that has had a pancake that really had some substance to it. I'd be willing to travel, but would like to keep it within 50 mile range.I've been to several of the places locally, but nowhere comes to mind as to having outstanding pancakes.If anyone saw Chronicle the other night, when they did the piece on upstate Maine and the little diner out in the woods that the fisherpeople go back to repeatedly year after year. I would pay to have that woman come and cook me pancakes.

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    jackattack Sep 14, 2006 12:54 AM

    Within 50 miles of.......?????

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    1. re: jackattack
      Joanie Sep 14, 2006 11:59 AM

      50 miles of New England obviously.

      Man, what a vague request.

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        othervoice Sep 14, 2006 01:29 PM

        Sorry, Southern Mass to be exact. But I travel for good food.

      2. signothetimes53 Sep 14, 2006 02:01 AM

        Foothills of Warner in NH (a normally outstanding breakfast/lunch diner off Exit 8 of I-89) serves up a monster single pancake that takes half an hour to cook, the size of a 78 rpm record, and 2 inches thick. Personally, I thought it was terrible the one time I ordered it, but it might float your boat...literally.

        1. David Kahn Sep 14, 2006 02:31 AM

          I love the pancakes at Blanche's & Bills Pancake House (Route 4
          Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035, (802) 422-3816). I'm sure they're within 50 miles of someplace.

          1. othervoice Sep 14, 2006 01:00 PM

            Sorry about the above request. Just a little vague!! I guess what I'm trying to say is I'd go just about anywhere in NewEngland for a good pancake.

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              jackattack Sep 14, 2006 05:59 PM

              Try the Shawsheen Luncheonette in Andover, Mass. (Hope you hit it on a day when they're making their homemade corned beef hash, too!)
              Oh, and try Benson's Ice Cream in West Boxford afterwards!

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                jsj Sep 14, 2006 08:08 PM

                i love the shawsheen luncheonette as much as the next guy and the pancakes are great, but i'm fairly certain they're from a "just add water" mix. not sure if that qualifies as "old fashioned"

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              chuck s Sep 14, 2006 06:16 PM

              Try the pancakes at the Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown MA. It is mentioned many times on this board. Several varieties.

              1. signothetimes53 Sep 14, 2006 08:49 PM

                Try Stuart & John's Pancake House in Westmoreland NH (near Keene), at the intersection of Rt. 12 and Rt. 63. They are dairy farmers who also boil their own maple syrup from trees on their land.

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                  bewley Sep 15, 2006 11:32 AM

                  Polly's Pancake Parlor in Franconia NH is quite popular (and won a James Beard award this year). They have 4 types of pancakes and some kind of sampler. They can be a bit pricey.


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