Nine Pancakes We Love in Chicago


[Photographs: Daniel Zemans except as noted]

We live in an era when people are willing to get out of bed just to go stand in line for an hour or more to eat breakfast. When diners show that kind of commitment to getting a good meal, expectations rise accordingly. Fortunately, when it comes to pancakes, Chicago's restaurants are up for the challenge.

Yes, there are still plenty of places where you can go get a basic flapjack topped with nothing but maple syrup (or, more likely, a cheap substitute). And sure, those things can be delicious. But in order to stand out, a little more is necessary. Check out the slideshow to see nine places that go above and beyond in Chicago. I know there's plenty more where these came from, so go ahead and tell us about your favorite pancakes in the comments.

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