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Sep 18, 2008 09:25 AM

[MSP] Pancakes for lunch in downtown Mpls?

Pregnancy has cranked up some of my usual cravings to 11. And good googly moogly, this preggo needs some pancakes for lunch *right now.* Any suggestions?

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  1. I'd try Key's first, then Hell's Kitchen, or maybe even Peter's Grill.

    Hell's Kitchen
    80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Peter's Grill
    114 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Keys Cafe & Bakery
    821 Marquette Ave Ste 114, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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    1. re: drew13000

      Thanks for the suggestions. None of them, unfortunately, worked for me. ^_^* I should have elaborated more in my original post. I blame the hormones.

      The YMMV details: Hell's Kitchen is a little fancier than I needed. I had a really bad experience with a terrible line cook, awful food, and apathetic management at Peter's Grill. And don't get me started on the overpriced-ness and mediocrity of Key's. But that's just me.

      For the record, I found what I was looking for at Louann's in the Thrivent building. I got a half order of your basic buttermilk pancakes for less than $4. The baby is happy and a prenatal crisis has been averted. The service at this cute little joint is amazing, too! It's kind of like eating at grandma's house.

    2. I'd recommend Checkered Apron. I like the place and they don't seem to be getting much business. They have breakfast all day. I haven't tried their pancakces, but their skillets are great, and everyone I've taken there likes it. They have your typical diner food.

      I haven't tried Louann's yet. I'll have to check it out.