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How Best Pancakes & Waffles in Seattle Stack Up

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If you’re looking for a weekend breakfast spot, or just breakfast for lunch or dinner, you’ll flip for one of these pancake or waffle houses in Puget Sound. There’s even gluten-free options!

The Original Pancake House
8037 15th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117
206.781.3344
http://www.originalpancakehouse.com

The Original Pancake House is a Northwest institution started in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. With locations in Bothell, Kirkland, Puyallup and Seattle, The Original Pancake House is a second and third generation family business. They take great pride in maintaining the high standards that makes their food so good! With local and national acclaim, their pancake recipes demand the finest ingredients, like 93 score butter, pure 36% whipping cream, fresh grade AA eggs, hard wheat unbleached flour, and their own recipe sourdough starter. All the batters and sauces are made fresh in each restaurant’s kitchen. Try their signature – the Apple Pancake. It’s a single large pancake smothered with sautéed apples and cinnamon sugar baked to perfection.

Beth’s Cafe
7311 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
206.782.5588
http://www.bethscafe.com

Established in 1954 as a nickel slots gambling parlor by Beth and Harold Eisenstadt, Beth’s Cafe is now World Famous for hearty, delicious breakfasts (including their enormous 12 egg omelette). Beth’s has been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food”, “World’s Best Places to Pig Out”, Food Network’s “Top 5 Big Breakfasts”, as well as numerous local and national publications. Pancakes in large or short stacks, Belgian waffles, bacon waffles and more.

Family Pancake House
17621 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
425.883.0922
http://www.familypancakehouse.com

With locations in Edmonds, Redmond, Port Orchard and Bremerton, Family Pancake House has been locally owned and operated by Robert C. Mathwig for more than forty years. Mr. Mathwig continues to oversee his operations to maintain the high quality menu he started in 1963. The majority of the meals served at the restaurants are still made from scratch. Their pancakes include Buttermilk Cakes, Corn Cakes, and Buckwheat Cakes. Try the Very Nut and Berry Pancake or Waffle, with nuts, blueberries, strawberry compote, slices of banana, two strips of bacon and whipped cream.

Sweet Iron Waffles
1200 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.682.3336
http://www.sweetironwaffles.com

Sweet Iron’s waffles are a magical treat, made to order, pressed with their hot and heavy Belgian waffle irons, and created with only the best organic, local and all natural ingredients. Now open in downtown Seattle and in the University District on University Way. Try the Bacon Waffle – complimented with Applegate nitrate-free bacon, a pure maple syrup to create that first thing in the morning waffle and coffee combination. Or if you’re a berry fan, the Strawberry and Whipped Creme Liege Waffle – with local Remlinger farms strawberries for part of the year and then imported fresh strawberries during the off season. Topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar.

Buttered Biscuit
1014 North St, Suite 1000
Sumner, WA 98390
253.826.6099
http://www.thebutteredbiscuit.net

Described as just like Grandma’s, this down home restaurant in Sumner serves breakfast all day. Try the Plate o’ Cakes – three “hubcap” sized pancakes, served with warm syrup. If you like funnel cakes at the fair, you will love the Belgian Waffle – an old fashioned waffle topped with powdered sugar, butter, and syrup. Need to eat gluten-free? Try out their gluten-free menu. In particular, the homemade gluten-free crepes!

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