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Pancakes in DC

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.