America's Best Pancakes

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From retro diners to church suppers to Boy Scout Jamborees, America loves its pancakes. Read on for our pick of the nation’s top ten places to eat them.

The Original Pancake House, Portland, Oregon

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Before IHOP, there was Original. In downtown Portland, this is the original Original location of the national franchise now famous for its air-filled, oven-baked Dutch Baby pancake, which resembles a sugar-powdered volcanic crater slightly smaller than Mount St. Helens. The choice of batters is comprehensive: choose from buckwheat, sourdough, and even wheat germ. The Swedish pancakes are served with lingonberries and potato latkes come with sour cream or cinnamon applesauce. Try the “Three Little Pigs in a Blanket”: sizzling links encased in buttermilk bliss.

Best sides: Sugar-cured hickory smoked ham and corned beef hash.

America's Best Pancakes

The Original Pancake House, Portland, Oregon

Before IHOP, there was Original. In downtown Portland, this is the original Original location of the national franchise now famous for its air-filled, oven-baked Dutch Baby pancake, which resembles a sugar-powdered volcanic crater slightly smaller than Mount St. Helens. The choice of batters is comprehensive: choose from buckwheat, sourdough, and even wheat germ. The Swedish pancakes are served with lingonberries and potato latkes come with sour cream or cinnamon applesauce. Try the “Three Little Pigs in a Blanket”: sizzling links encased in buttermilk bliss.

Best sides: Sugar-cured hickory smoked ham and corned beef hash.

Courtesy of The Original Pancake House
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