10 Best Pancake Places in New York

What’s better than a whole stack of pancakes coated in syrup? Nothing. Whether you want plain buttermilk, blueberry, or even gluten free, we’ve got you covered. From the city to upstate, here are the 10 best places for pancakes in New York. 

Johnny’s Luncheonette, New York, NY

Johnny’s has seven different pancake breakfast options, starting at $6.75! Coffee or tea is included until 11:30 a.m., so get there early if you want your caffeine covered. You can get a simple stack of pancakes with bacon, ham, or sausage—or go for broke and get the Bigman Breakfast: two pancakes, two eggs, home fries, bacon and sausage, and toast, all for $11.50.

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Brownstones Coffee, Amityville, NY

Brownstones has six different pancake options, starting with a simple pancake and eggs breakfast. You get two eggs, three strips of bacon or sausage links, potatoes, and two pancakes. You can also get a stack of old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes with your choice of sausage or bacon. But, if you’re feeling really adventurous, why not order the birthday pancakes? These sweet pancakes are decorated with cream cheese icing, sprinkles, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.

The Original Pancake House, White Plains, NY

The Original Pancake House has locations across the state, so prices may vary depending on which one you go to. But if you’re down in White Plains, why not pop by? This pancake house has tons of options, including buttermilk pancakes, coconut pancakes, and pancakes filled with bits of bacon! You can even get a stack of $10 dollar pancakes or the Two by Four: two eggs with a stack of four pancakes.

Maggie’s Krooked Cafe, Tannersville, NY

Maggie’s specialty has to be their pancake of the day—it’s always changing, so of course you have to stop by more than once a week to get a feel for the choices. Their home-style blueberry pancakes are filled to the brim with fresh blueberries, or there’s a nice stack of banana pancakes if you’d prefer. Maggie’s Ploughman’s Breakfast is the winner, though, with two eggs, bacon or ham, homefires, toast, and a stack of silver dollar pancakes.

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Carmen’s Cafe, Troy, NY

Carmen’s Cafe is unique, only open on Saturdays and Sundays, but they’re the perfect stop for a weekend breakfast. They have four pancake options starting at $5.50: a regular stack of three with butter and syrup (comes as a short stack, if you prefer); their seasonal blueberry pancakes, because we only want the freshest berries; a deluxe option that comes with two pancakes, two slices of ham or bacon, and two eggs; and a deluxe multigrain option (if you’re feeling a little healthier).

Pancake House, Sylvan Beach, NY

The Famous “Pancake House” Pancakes breakfast starts at $4.99 for a short stack (two pancakes) or $5.99 for a tall stack (three pancakes). You can add anywhere from one to three servings of pure maple syrup and an added choice of fruit—strawberries, blueberries, banana—or nuts. Or, if you want a breakfast on the sweeter side, you can ask for chocolate chips, Nutella, M&M’s, and rainbow sprinkles.

Penn Yan Diner, Penn Yan, NY

This diner has two- and three-stack pancake options available—your choice of sweet cream or buckwheat. The two-stack option starts at $4.69. What’s better, though, is that these stacks also come gluten free (so everyone can eat the pancakes)! And if you’re looking for a larger meal, try “The Sean”: a two-pancake breakfast with two eggs; bacon, ham, or sausage; toast; and home fries, all for $9.99.

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Mama Lor’s Cafe, Webster, NY

Mama Lor’s serves four kinds of pancakes, from regular buttermilk to ones filled with chocolate chips, blueberries, or pecans. And if you’re not in the mood for an average stack, they also have potato pancake options (including a loaded potato pancake, complete with bacon, cheddar cheese, and sour cream and applesauce on the side).

Lake Effect Diner, Buffalo, NY

This diner serves a stack of pancakes made from scratch, topped with maple butter and fresh whipped cream, for just $8. If you feel like upping the price a bit (to no more than $12), you can get specialty pancakes like blueberry, strawberry chocolate, apple cinnamon, double chocolate chip, and banana and candied pistachio.

Moore’s Pancake House, Freedom, NY

Moore’s has all-you-can-eat buttermilk pancakes starting at just $7. Add a little extra to your meal by getting eggs, ham or sausage, or eggs and ham or sausage. They’re a seasonal restaurant, though, opening again in January on Sundays and then from March to April on every day but Monday. Be sure to stop in while you can to get your fill!

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