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Best waffles and/or pancakes

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I'm looking for really good belgian waffles and/or top-notch pancakes in the West LA or valley areas (tarzana, encino, sherman oaks, studio city areas). Any ideas?

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  1. You may want to try Dupars in Studio City for pancakes.

    1. A lot of the little coffee shops that close at 3pm make good pancakes and the price, along with eggs bacon and toast come to 5 bucks.

      1. The pancakes at DuPar's are fabulous (as is the french toast).

        1. I recommend Jinky's on Ventura Blvd in Van Nuys
          for good pancakes, but....in this area, I don't think
          you can beat IHOP! They're always upgrading their menu
          with creative items.

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          1. re: Ralph

            Jinky's has never done it for me. After a really long wait to get a table and mediocre service, the food has to be really worth it for me to be impressed. They do make healthy omelettes, but I've never been as impressed with this place as my friends have.

            I must add on another note that I remembered having pretty decent pancakes at Campanile for a Sunday brunch menu.

            1. re: Ralph

              I challenge any chowhound to try the Country Griddle pancakes at IHOP (made with Cream of Wheat) and tell me that they aren't great ... or at least interesting!

              Aside: I think standard pancakes are one of those things that are as easy to make as they are unbeatable when made in the home -- like burgers.

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              Richard Mendell

              Try Dinah's in Glendale.

              They have absolutely divine pancakes, not only the usual Buttermilk and Chocolate Chip, but also Dutch Oven Pancakes and Apple Pancakes.

              They're not as good as Original Pancake House, but all the California locations are down in Orange and San Diego Counties. Those are the best pancakes I've ever consistently had!

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              1. re: Richard Mendell

                There's an Original Pancake House in Redondo Beach, on PCH near its intersection with Palos Verde Dr. (a couple of doors south of the Bristol Farms, and catty corner from Chez Melange), Their Dutch Baby pancake and blueberry pancakes are terrific.

              2. k

                I'd vote for Roscoe's house of chicken and waffles. I've been trying for months to replicate their tender, chewy, heavenly waffle with no success.

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                1. re: kimpossible_1138

                  I second that motion. Best waffles I've ever had. Chicken was good too!

                2. My favorite is The Good Earth Restaurant. Their ten grain pancake is the best I've tasted. Also, if you're ever in the Upland area, BC Cafe is a really good breakfast spot. Be ready to wait in line though.


                    Sorry to yell but I can't believe no one has said this. WOW!

                    1. Brent's Deli in Northridge. Oat bran pancakes - sounds "healthy" but they are decadent.

                      1. Hands down, Bobby's Coffee Shop in Woodland Hills on Ventura Blvd has THE best buttermilk pancakes, plus darn good coffee too.

                        1. My vote goes for Roscoe's too. They are the best I've ever had. Be sure to spread the butter on each of the waffles then pour that great syrup on there.

                          I've also had the famous Apple pancake at the Original Pancake house in Redondo. It was really quite good and something unusual. It's also HUGE. But that's not a waffle is it?

                          1. I have to go with Jinky's in Santa Monica. Their chocolate chip/strawberry pancakes are to DIE for, and there is never a wait if you go during the week. It's on second street between Broadway and SM!!

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                            1. re: cupcake

                              Or go to the original Jinkey's on Ventura in Sherman Oaks.

                            2. I love the pancakes at john o'groats yum.....