The 10 Best Places for Pancakes in Massachusetts!

Short stack, tall stack, blueberry or plain, there’s just something about a steaming plateful of pancakes. Smother them in maple syrup and butter or berries and whipped cream—either way they’re delicious. Check out the best places for pancakes in Massachusetts. Plan on treating yourself soon!

1. Village Pancake House, Rowley, MA

Choose from blueberry, chocolate chip or a fan favorite called banana dot. You’ll definitely want to visit Village Pancake House for some of the best around. Check out their seasonal varieties, too.

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2. Kristin’s, Braintree, MA

The Phantom Gourmet crowned Kristin’s one of the best breakfast restaurants in the South Shore. Even better, she typically has close to two dozen options for pancakes on her menu. Try cookie dough pancakes, raspberry cheesecake pancakes, buttercrumb pancakes and more.

3. Freddy’s Place, Middleton, MA

Freddy’s Place doesn’t have a big variety of pancake options, but the few he serves up are well worth every bite. Even better than your choice of chocolate chip, plain, blueberry or pancakes topped with strawberries and whipped cream is the option to choose exactly how many pancakes you want. Some folks can’t eat even a short stack before getting really full. At Freddy’s Place if you want just one pancake, that’s exactly what you’ll get.

4. The Friendly Toast, Multiple locations

Everything you order at the Friendly Toast is delicious, and their pancakes are no exception. Order one or two—they’re huge—and choose from blueberry, chocolate chip, banana or plain.

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5. South Street Diner, Boston, MA

Try the banana walnut pancakes at the South Street Diner. You’ll think you’re having dessert for your meal. And that meal can take place at 7 a.m., 7 p.m. or in the middle of the night. The diner is open around the clock and they serve breakfast for every single one of those hours.

6. Mass Ave. Diner, Cambridge, MA

Karolina’s chocolate chip and cranberry pancakes are a big seller at the Mass Ave. Diner. If that’s not your thing, try mixed berry pancakes or plain pancakes with homemade strawberry sauce. This unpretentious spot is one of the best for pancakes in the city. 

7. Christopher’s Restaurant, Reading, MA

If cranberry nut pancakes sprinkled with powdered sugar sound like a great way to start your day, you’ll need to plan a visit to Christopher’s Restaurant. They’re a fan favorite! Chocolate chip pancakes or those with apples and cinnamon, blueberries or bananas round out the list. You can’t go wrong no matter which option you choose.

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8. The Paramount, Boston, MA

Don’t let the cafeteria-style breakfast service keep you away from the Paramount. They’ll make your pancakes to order using any combination of blueberries, strawberries, apples and cinnamon, chocolate chips and bananas. They serve fresh Vermont maple syrup with all their pancakes.

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9. Eller’s Restaurant, Cherry Valley, MA

The pancakes at Eller’s Restaurant are the size of your plate. You may order them plain or “build your own” with any combination of craisins, pecans, bananas, blueberries, chocolate chips, bacon, Oreos, sausage, and more.

10. Gormley’s Café, Lowell, MA

If you’ve never had Heath Bar Pancakes, you really must visit Gormley’s Café. Hot and fluffy with the decadence of melted chocolate and bits of toffee combined with butter and maple syrup make for a tasty treat that’s hard to beat. They have plain pancakes, bacon pancakes, strawberry and blueberry, too.

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