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Good Pancakes in the SGV?

I'm spoiled by the pancakes served at Dupar's and Griddle Cafe and wanted to know where I can find some good ones in the San Gabriel Valley. Thanks!

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  1. When in doubt, the answer to every question in life is Pie N Burger. But in this case, you must specify "Thin Pancakes." A short stack is usually plenty for anyone. I like to roll them up like crepes. A side of bacon is really nice. Cash only.
    913 E California Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91106
    (626) 795-1123
    www.pienburger.com
    Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
    Sat 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
    Sun 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

    1. I feel like I keep having the same answer to every question but I really like the blueberry pancakes at Peach Cafe in Monrovia. They add a little orange zest to the batter and they are really quite good.

      Service can be spotty so don't go if you're in a rush

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      1. re: RoxyGrl

        I love the blueberry pancakes at Peach Cafe! This was going to be my recommendation as well

        1. re: RoxyGrl

          Agree, the best I've had recently in the SGV are at the Peach. They use orange juice in the batter to give it a little extra tang. The plain pancakes are very good too.

          Is Montrose close enough? The very best pancakes I've had in the last five years or so is the Home Bakery and Cafe on Honolulu.

        2. I'm not an expert on the other menu items there, but the lemon raspberry pancakes are truly tasty at Jake's Roadhouse in Monrovia.

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          Jake's Roadhouse
          622 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

          1. Montebello Country Club Coffee Shop (recently remodeled). Open 5:30am-4:00pm (pancakes all day) 7 days. They're great....thin style, not fat cakey kind. You can even order one a la carte if you want. Otherwise they got a Golfer's Breakfast Special for $5.95- 2 eggs, bacon or sausage and 2 pancakes. Pancakes are as big as the plate.

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            1. re: monku

              Most of the rest of the menu is not great, but the blueberry pancakes at the Rehn I think exceptional. It's a very homey place that makes you feel like you are not in LA but in some small town gawd knows where else!

            2. I just went to Flappy Jacks Pancake house on Rte 66 in Glendora. They had great breakfasts, and I had delicious blueberry lemon pancakes. All the food we had was very good. I go to the Griddle, and really enjoyed it, plus it was much quieter, and less expensive. The eggs were so fresh.

                1. Frisco's 50's Diner, City of Industry. Outstanding pancakes, stellar hash browns and a great special omelet topped with fresh avocado..

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                  1. re: ChinoWayne

                    I think Flappie Jacks is another overrated pancake house. For around $4 I get the most amazing blueberry pancakes at the Reyn per se (I personally think the coffee sucks at most all these diner places) and I can't eat that much anyway, but yikes the smallest serving of pancakes is like six bucks? For not great stuff.

                    1. re: MaryT

                      I don't get it either. OP mentioned Dupars. Two pancakes at the Farmers Market location were $7.95 and there wasn't anything good to me about them.

                      1. re: monku

                        Dupar's actually used to be pretty good, monku, but that ended a few years ago when they got bought out.

                      2. re: MaryT

                        Where is this Reyn place you all are talking about.

                        1. re: Burger Boy

                          Sorry, it's been mentioned in other threads. It is in a not that great area on north Lake in Pasadena, and it's very down to earth. But I do like those blueberry pancakes. The place is very "not southern Cal".

                          I think Flappy Jacks and Peach Cafe are okay too, but pricier and definitely slower service. Flappy Jacks gets really really busy on weekends, they use the other parking lot and it can be a long wait to get a table . . . and for me it's a pretty good drive also.

                          1. re: MaryT

                            I am sorry, if you tried a Chow search, I feel pretty stupid -- it's REYN not REHN. I am generally a fairly good speller. Their coffee, bacon, etc. are not great, I'll warn you. It's not a high end place at all.

                    2. Still in Los Angeles county my vote is for Original Pancake House in Redondo Beach. When you get there, order the 49'er flapjacks. There is always a wait so try and go early.
                      Nuff said.