MONTCO'S BEST PANCAKES

Breakfast in Montgomery County

Start your day with a hearty all-American breakfast. Montgomery County's diners, restaurants and eateries are serving up some of the best pancakes you'll find. Here's a few of our favorites: 

G-LODGE RESTAURANT

G-LODGE RESTAURANT

1371 Valley Forge Road
Phoenixville PA 19460  

This diner-style restaurant is the great beginning to a day of exploring Valley Forge National Historical Park; given its proximity, it's possible to dig into a stack of hotcakes and then go hot on the trail of the Loyalists in experiencing our Revolutionary War history.

SHADY MAPLE SMORGASBORD

SHADY MAPLE SMORGASBORD

129 Toddy Drive
East Earl, PA 17519

A little drive from Montgomery County brings pancake fans to Shady Maple, where the pancakes are freshly made and the quantities are unlimited. If Fanny happens to be behind the griddle while you're there, you will be in the hands of a true batter baron. Kids will love the mix-ins of fruits, nuts and even candies.

ALFREDO'S RESTAURANT

1132 West Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401

You'd think a simple blueberry pancake would be easy to pull off, but it's very easy to end up with runny batter that leads to berries that pop and burn. Alfredo's gets the ratios just right, so the juicy blueberries nestle comfortable in the rich batter, resulting in a fluffy, fruitful breakfast. 

ANNAMARIE'S PLACE

347 Main Street
Royersford, PA 19468

Annamarie's has a tiny dining room for which locals will almost always encounter a wait. But oh, is it worth it. The kitchen excels with pancakes every single day, offering a wide variety of seasonal varieties (snickerdoodle for December, for instance). Here's a plus: If you're in search of a gluten-free version that is full-flavor, this is the place to get it. 

DADDYPOPS

232 North York Rd
Hatboro, PA 19040

Daddypops is that perfect blend of excellent food at a great value. A pancake that hangs over the rim of the plate comes at a price seemingly more appropriate to a silver-dollar short-stack. The hand-made attention to detail is obvious because the edges have the same lovely, crispy rims that mom used to get when she made pancakes. 

LANCERS DINER

858 Easton Road
Horsham, PA 19044 1482 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001

Lancers ups the ante on plain banana pancakes by adding walnuts. And then ups the ante again by mixing in a handful of chocolate chips. 

MAIN LINE BISTRO & CREPERIE

1047 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

For the best in the French cousin of the pancake - the crepe - Main Line Bistro is the place to go. The banana split version nests ice cream, banana and strawberries in a delicate bed and then tops them with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. 

THE KITCHEN BAR

1482 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001

Plenty of diner-type chefs offer cinnamon pancakes. Not many stuff them with blueberry cream cheese filling the way the Kitchen Bar does. 

WEST AVENUE GRILL

WEST AVENUE GRILL

718 West Ave
Jenkintown, PA 19046

1650 Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA 19025

The chefs here raise the simple pancake to an art form. The pancake pièce de résistance is the S'mores. It's a trio of cakes united by layers of marshmallow crème, and the finishing sprinkle combines chocolate chips with a crispy crumble of pulverized graham crackers.

ZAKE'S CAFE

444 South Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington, PA 19034

The pancakes at Zake's are so rich and decadent that they are also an offbeat lunch option. The lemon and honey flavor, served with raspberries and a drizzle of caramel sauce, works particularly well as a noontime entrée. It's a semi-sweet dream that nearly floats off the platter.