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Old Fashioned Pancakes 8-9"

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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    1. re: jackattack

      50 miles of New England obviously.

      Man, what a vague request.

      1. re: jackattack

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

      2. 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. 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. 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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            1. re: othervoice

              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!

              1. re: jackattack

                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"

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

              1. 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.

                1. 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.

                  http://www.pollyspancakeparlor.com/