Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Southeast >
Feb 1, 2012 08:05 AM

Raleigh area Pancakes

Looking for great pancakes in Raleigh area. I've had a craving for weeks while visiting Mexico and need to have it satisfied. Am not generally a breakfast person so not familiar with the options available on a daily basis. Please help....

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Big City Bagels at the Celebration shopping center near the intersection of Six Forks and Sawmill.

    Also, the pancakes at Biscuitville are darn good.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Leadmine

      Sorry, but went to Pam's Farmhouse for my much-desired pancakes today and was sorely disappointed. Big, yes, but dry - felt like eating a piece of cake, not the light fluffy pancakes of my dreams. Bigger is not always better... Did love the atmosphere though and will go back for the meat & 3 - biscuits good, loved the separate container of molasses. The hunt is still on for those pancakes....

    2. Pam's Farmhouse on Western and Ed's at City Market downtown are both great breakfast options with yummy pancakes.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Suzy Q

        Yes, Pam's and Ed's are both good for pancakes. My understanding is that there is a family connection between these 2 and the State Farmer's Market Restaurant, which also serves a good pancake. It's one single fluffy pancake that covers your entire dinner plate. It's an entire meal on its own.

        1. re: spitfiregirl

          Pam used to work for Ed Watkins a long time ago (at the original Farmers Market Restaurant I think). Ed's son, Jackie opened and ran the Restaurant at the new Farmers Market when it opened until about 10 years ago when Gypsy Gilliam (Gypsy's Shiny Diner) took it over.

      2. Ditto on Ed's at City Market - a not to be missed pancake. Have not been to Pams.

        1. YIkes. What types of pancakes do you prefer? I generally find that the overly large pancakes can get quite dry. Including the ones at Big City Bagels and Ed's, if I recall correctly.
          I like the thinner ones, myself.

          Relish has nice gingerbread banana pancakes during their brunch, Saturday and Sundays.
          The pancakes at Brigs are pretty reliable. Perhaps Finch's has good pancakes?

          1 Reply
          1. re: panthur

            Try Breadman's in Chapel Hill. They serve breakfast all day. Limited variety... but excellent bananda, blueberry and pecan. I haven't been to Finch's in Raleigh, but they used to have Raspberry (real raspberry) pancakes.

          2. I recently tried them at Coquette with high expectations but they were pretty plain (I've liked everything else there but hadn't done brunch before). I saw that they are on the menu at Herons during the week and I'm sure they are excellent just based on everything else there. I've also seen lemon ricotta pancakes on the Panzanella brunch menu and will be trying them soon.

            2 Replies
            1. re: lcw_nc

              I promise abundant patronage to anyone that opens up an Original House of Pancakes franchise here. We've found both in Charlotte to be great and the one in mid-town really exceptional--fantastic pancakes, real butter, crepes, french press coffee at reasonable prices. Not sure they are all like that but sure wish we had one in Raleigh.

              1. re: Guilty Gourmand

                Ditto! They are the best ever. Amazing food.