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Oct 7, 2010 05:49 PM


Does anyone know of any great places with really decadent GRIDDLE based menu items. An example of what I'm looking for is at Larchmont Bungalow... the RED VELVET PANCAKES which are stuffed and ALSO topped with crazy good cream cheese frosting and then served with syrup on the side. I received so few replies last time I posted, maybe there isn't such a place in LA. I basically got 26 Beach which seems great and I'm going to try but there must be more! Other places I have already been to are:

Thanks everyone!!!!!!!!!!

26 Beach
3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

Larchmont Bungalow
107 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

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    1. re: Servorg

      Yes Servog Original Pancake House on PCH in Redondo Beach is my favorite. I love those 49er flapjacks so much. No one has anything like them. Soft, hot, gooey and chewy.
      1756 South Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Redondo Beach, California 90277

      1. re: wienermobile

        APPLE PANCAKE from there is the best!

        1. re: ralston6000

          While not strictly meeting your criteria for a "griddle based" breakfast I think you might like the food at the Nickel Diner in downtown LA - and especially their maple-bacon doughnuts. In fact their entire dessert menu is pretty inspired (and since you obviously have something of a sweet tooth that can't be a bad thing... ;-D> ).

          Nickel Diner
          524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    2. If you can go on a weekday (it's too crowded on Sat./Sun.), John O'Groats near Rancho Park has wonderful grilled items on their breakfast/brunch menu ... pancakes and waffles with real maple syrup and a wide variety of egg dishes.

      They've expanded to Encino but I haven't tried that branch yet.

      John O'Groats
      10516 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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      1. re: maxzook

        I really like their buckwheat pancakes.

        1. re: maxzook

          ohhh, great call! the pumpkin pancakes at John O'Groats with a side of caramel sauce to pour over the top! The Mercantile in Hollywood had some really decadent brunch dishes when they first opened although the current menu looks like they've scaled it back but you might call to check what they have on special. Here's my review:

          Also, the french toast souffle and the breakfast pizza at Little Dom's are awesome, but neither are really what you're looking for. You should also definitely check out Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock:
          The website doesn't really do the brunch menu justice, but the portions are huge and rich and probably closest to the Griddle of any of the places I've mentioned and you can get some of their delicious baked goods for the ride home.

          John O'Groats
          10516 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

          Little Dom's
          2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027