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potato pancakes

ocha Oct 8, 2008 01:51 PM

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!

  1. DiveFan Oct 8, 2008 02:25 PM

    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
      MaryT Oct 8, 2008 05:37 PM

      Katella Deli in Los Alamitos.

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        JEN10 Oct 9, 2008 12:46 PM

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

      2. Emme Oct 8, 2008 07:46 PM

        nate'n'al's in beverly hills.

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        1. re: Emme
          SIMIHOUND Oct 8, 2008 08:57 PM

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

          1. re: SIMIHOUND
            rednyellow Oct 8, 2008 09:01 PM

            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.

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          Bite Me Oct 8, 2008 10:07 PM

          Nate 'n' Al's

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            Newkie Oct 9, 2008 11:03 AM

            Third Nate n Al's.

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              Clyde Oct 9, 2008 11:43 AM

              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. jimverbose Oct 9, 2008 11:49 AM

                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
                  rednyellow Oct 9, 2008 09:01 PM

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

                  1. re: rednyellow
                    jimverbose Oct 10, 2008 07:06 AM


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

                    I stand by Warszawa, though.

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                  Adsvino Oct 9, 2008 03:10 PM

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


                  1. JeMange Oct 9, 2008 04:03 PM

                    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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                      Pinkayaker Oct 10, 2008 05:08 PM

                      I second The Red Lion.

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