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potato pancakes

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hello all,
new to this board. i was hoping everyone could weigh in on their favorite spot for potato pancakes. both traditional and unconventional interpretations. suggestions for all neighborhoods and price ranges welcome. thank you!

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  1. The two places I think of are the Original Pancake house (thin style) and Dinah's (thick style). I usually get the former with the homemade corned beef hash.

    Original Pancake House
    1756 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

    6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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    1. re: DiveFan

      Katella Deli in Los Alamitos.

      1. re: DiveFan

        Second the Pancake House. There corned beef hash is DELICIOUS!!! As is everything else.

      2. nate'n'al's in beverly hills.

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        1. re: Emme

          Brent's makes them thick if that's how you like them.

          1. re: SIMIHOUND

            I haven't found any that rival the home made, german style, I grew up with, but I do like the potato pancakes at the Red Lion Inn in Silverlake.

            1. because of this thread i ate an entire box of frozen potato pancakes last night from Trader Joes that i'd recently bought and had in my freezer. they aren't awful. now i'll have to check out nat & als.

              1. I seem to remember giving in to a fit of nostalgia for my Polish grandma's potato pancakes at Canter's some years back and being pretty happy.

                There's also a rockin' Polish restaurant in Santa Monica called Warszawa. Their pancakes were really good, and they have by FAR the best peirogis this side of my long-lost busha's.

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                1. re: jimverbose

                  I tried them at Canters last week. They were dry and pasty. ughhhh!

                  1. re: rednyellow


                    Could be I hallucinated the expereince. Or hadn't had any in so long they tasted good anyway.

                    I stand by Warszawa, though.

                2. Wait, hold the presses: These are phenomenal--tried at a food show.


                  1. The Red Lion on Glendale in Silver Lake. Crispy on the outside, moist on the inside. Served with applesauce and sour cream and perfect with an Optimator.

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