Pancakes. Fluffy, sweet pancakes. There's just nothing better or more comforting to eat for breakfast. You might think pancakes taste best while wearing sweatpants or pajamas at home, but we say that sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the things you love. If putting on real clothes means finding a pancake that might possibly change your life, it's definitely worth it.
While pierogis and kielbasa tend to stand out more as iconic Cleveland food, we like to think our pancake game isn't too bad either. We made a list for you to get started on a very important pancake quest around The Land. Cancel all your plans because Cleveland pancakes are calling.
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The best kind of place to get pancakes at is a place that serves them all day long. Yours Truly Restaurant has an anytime breakfast policy and we think it's really special that they recognize that someone might want to eat pancakes at 7 p.m. instead of 7 a.m.
These are some special pancakes — and everyone who lives here knows it. They have everything from classic stacks to apple oatmeal with cinnamon honey butter, to potato pancakes with sautéed apples and sour cream. If you go on the weekends, be sure to plan ahead and arrive early; it's a popular spot.
This place is about to give you all of the diner feels with all of the great-tasting diner food feels, too. If you're looking for that classic diner pancake, this is one of the best spots in Cleveland to go.
This is the kind of place where you're treated like family. When people are super nice to you and feed you delicious pancakes, you know it's going to be a good day.
Need some lemon-ricotta pancakes in your life? The only answer is “yes.”
The blueberry pancakes at Southside must be the ones that we've been listening to Jack Johnson sing about for all of these years. They are incredible; end of story.
Come for brunch and stay for the Fruity Pebble pancakes. Do we really have to keep typing?
Located in the Coventry Village area of Cleveland Heights, Tommy’s is an institution with something for everyone (gluten free, vegan, you name it). Come see why.
Still jonesing for more breakfast-y delights? Click here for our guide to brunch.