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Where can I find great pancakes in DC? Plain, sliver dollar, blueberry, chocolate chip-it doesn't matter.

Bluebucks at Market Lunch are high on my list but I need a place with table service. Thanks

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  1. Florida Avenue Grill has great breakfast.

    1. I love The Original Pancake House in Bethesda. (I'm almost positive that's where my bf took me...it's been awhile). The pancakes, as you can imagine are great. I remember having pumpkin pancakes and chocolate chip. Very good!

      I use to go to the Diner when I lived in Adams Morgan when I got a late night pancake craving (for some reason it comes at night for me vs the morning).

      Mmmmmm now I'm craving pancakes.

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      1. re: Elyssa

        There's also the OPH location in Falls Church on Rt 7, a couple of blocks north of the intersection with US 29 in the same strip mall as the Starbucks.

      2. Assuming that IHOP isn't your thing, there is one stand-out in this area - The Original Pancake House.

        Their signature dish is the Apple Pancake, which is a made-to-order, German-style dish. Essentially, scalloped apples with cinnamon and sugar, browned in a skillet, then covered in a very egg-ie pancake batter, and then the skillet is thrown into a hot oven to be finished. It balloons up in there, and they turn it out onto a plate to be served. It's HUGE!

        They are also one of the few places that will make a Dutch Baby, which is a lemony-tasting, balloon-like pancake made with the same type of egg-ie batter, in a skillet, in an oven.

        They also have other breakfast foods, waffles, and savory dishes. The only thing I don't like about the Original Pancake House is that they are always crowded on Saturdays and Sundays.

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        1. re: Sean D

          I really like the pancakes at Tastee Diner-Bethesda.

        2. Although I never have been there for b'fast, Ben's Chili Bowl has pancakes on the menu, along with much-maligned corned beef hash. Now I do have to check it out.
          http://www.benschilibowl.com/ordereze...

          1. Totally irrelevant to this local recommendation, but the very best pancakes I've had in my life came from this popular local place in the Catskills (NY) area - Sweet Sue's. They were the biggest, lightest, most sumptuous pancakes I've ever had. Worth a detour.

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            1. re: Sean D

              I can attest to the goodness that is Sweet Sue's!! A must try if you're in the area.

            2. Unfortunately, the original pancake house here in the DC area is not as good as others. But that the only place I can recommend... Bethesda is better than Rockville.

              1. Tallulah in Northern Virginia had great pancakes, but I haven't had them in a while.

                1. Open City had a ricotta cherry pancake (or something like that) special last week, maybe still does. Didn't try it, but I think they do okay with waffles, so might be worth checking out.

                  1. The lemon infused pancakes with passion fruit sauce I had at Leopold's Kafe in Georgetown last weekend were fabulous. They also had blueberry buckwheat pancakes.

                    1. My favorite are at the Parkway Deli in Silver Spring. Nothing fancy, just great pancakes. The rest of their food is great as well.

                      1. Hmmm...doesn't all of this posting about "nothing special" pancakes leave you with the distinct impression that the metro DC area could use a charming, premium pancake place?

                        1. If you can wait awhile, and enjoy a good Rooty Tootie Fresh 'N Fruity (only 865 calories per serving!), IHOP is in negotiations to open at the DCUSA building in Columbia Heights.