Best Places For Pancakes In Orange County

September 25, 2016 6:00 AM

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Pancakes are easy to make in your home, but there is just something about getting a plate of pancakes at a restaurant that is very satisfying. From chocolate chips to fruit and nuts, you can top your pancakes with just about anything and know that you’ll walk away from the table satisfied. These are some of the best places in Orange County to satisfy your craving for hotcakes.

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(credit: Gary Schwind)


Stacks
34255 Pacific Coast Highway 110
Dana Point,  CA 92629
(949) 429-2222
www.stackspancakehouse.com

If variety is what you’re looking for, Stacks in Dana Point is the place to go. In addition to the regular and whole wheat pancakes, you can get many other varieties here including macadamia nut (with or without bananas), strawberry, blueberry, banana, whole wheat and Oreo. You won’t leave here hungry. Stacks is famous for being home to Southern California’s tastiest Banana Macadamia Nut Pancakes (with their famous coconut syrup). The short stack (pictured) is another great option. You won’t leave Stacks broke either as all their options are very inexpensive. Stacks has indoor and outdoor seating, but it is limited so don’t be surprised if you have to wait.

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(credit: Dan O./Yelp)


Flappy Jack’s Pancake House
640 W Rt 66
Glendora, CA 91740
(626) 852-9444
www.harborhousecafe.com

With locations in Orange and Glendora, you know Flappy Jack’s Pancake House has to know what they’re doing when it comes to making hotcakes if they have ‘Pancakes’ in their name. With comfortable seating areas in both locations, visitors come to this eatery for the variety of great breakfast dishes, but especially their pancakes. Pancake specialties include their 2+2+2 with two buttermilk pancakes, two large eggs and two bacon strips, as well as their gluten-free pancakes which come in a variety of flavors, including banana nut, cinnamon apple, cherry, strawberry, pecan, blueberry and many others. Their Hawaiian Pancakes are made gluten-free as well and are filled with fresh diced pineapple and coconut flakes. They are then powdered with sugar and topped with real whipped cream and more fresh pineapple and coconut flakes and served with coconut syrup. The list goes on and on here, though. So, if you’re in the mood for something specific when it comes to pancakes, they have what you want.

Related: Best Breakfast Spots In Orange County

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Pancakes R Us
329 E. 17th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 642-9424

You’d expect variety from a place that specializes in pancakes, and you’ll get just that at Pancakes R Us. At this Costa Mesa outpost, they offer silver dollar pancakes, a fruit pancake combo, as well as nut and grain pancakes topped with fruit if you’re looking for a somewhat healthier option. Or, go for the stack of farm-style buttermilk pancakes that you can top with any of five fruit toppings. You’ll also find potato pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, pigs in blankets, and pancake sandwiches, among other options.

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(credit: Maggie C./yelp)


Plums Café and Catering
369 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 722-7586
www.plumscafe.com

Known for topping the best brunch spots in Orange County lists, Plums undoubtedly offers delicious pancakes, too. While everything here is worth ordering, if you’re in the mood for pancakes, Plums Café offers some of the best throughout Orange County. From their buttermilk pancakes made from scratch, and topped with maple syrup and butter, to their Willamette Hazelnut Pancakes with Marion berry Compote, and their raspberry and blueberry pancakes, you can’t go wrong with whatever option you order here.

Related: Best Comfort Food In Orange County

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(credit: Krystyl C./yelp)


Side Street Cafe
1799 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 650-1986
www.sidestreetcafenp.com

At Costa Mesa’s Side Street Cafe, you’ll have plenty of pancake options to choose from. On their extensive breakfast menu, which is served all day, there are so many great options ranging from their Banana Nut French Toast and their Spanish omelette to their egg scramblers and their eggs Benedict. But, when you’ve made up your mind and want pancakes, you’ve come to the right place. From 2 large buttermilk pancakes, blueberry pancakes with whipped cream, and banana nut pancakes, to their strawberry combo, 7-grain combo and many others, the pancakes here are out of this world. Add some extra maple syrup and you’ll be in business.

Related: Best Comfort Food In Orange County

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