10 Best Pancake Places in North Carolina

Who doesn’t love a hot, steaming plate of pancakes? Some enjoy them with berries or fruit inside or on top of the stack. Others prefer chocolate chips, coconut or other sweet treats inside. No matter how you prefer your pancakes, you’ll find exactly what you’re craving in North Carolina. Here are our favorite pancake places in the state!  

Brigs at the Park Restaurant, Multiple locations

Enjoy pancakes—or hotcakes as they’re often called in the south—at Brigs at the Park Restaurant as part of their all-day brunch. Choose from plain, strawberry, pecan, chocolate chip or blueberry compote. Top your pancakes with butter, maple syrup or both, honey or sugar-free syrup. Indulge in three, two or just one—the choice is yours.

Barry’s Café, Raleigh, NC

Barry’s Café serves up delicious pancakes, and they are known for serving them to emergency responders for free. Frequently called upon to feed local firehouses and police departments in the event of big emergencies, they’ve brewed enough coffee and flipped countless pancakes out of the kindness of their hearts. Enjoy your pancakes for breakfast or lunch at Barry’s, and choose from fruit-laden, chocolate chip or plain.

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Peter’s Pancakes & Waffles, Cherokee, NC

Long-time customers claim they’ve loved the pancakes at Peter’s Pancakes & Waffles for years. Served with bacon or sausage, topped with bananas or mixed with blueberries—the hot, rich pancakes are fuel for both body and soul. With everything made from scratch, you’ll feel like you’re back in your grandma’s kitchen when you enjoy breakfast here.

Sunny Point Café, West Asheville, NC

The pancakes at Sunny Point Café are anything but ordinary. Called hotcakes here, the two types served are Organic Carrot and Oatmeal Banana. The first is served with cardamom cream cheese and maple syrup, and the second with pecan praline butter and maple syrup. You’ll enjoy the goodness of a hearty breakfast with a combination of flavors that are divine.

Another Broken Egg Café, Raleigh, NC

The pancakes at Another Broken Egg Café are like a dream come true. Choose from Buttermilk, Bananas Foster, Sweet Potato, Gluten-Friendly, Mixed Seasonal Berry and Lemon Blueberry Goat Cheese. The decision of which kind to order can’t be an easy one! You’ll wonder if you stopped for breakfast and went straight to dessert instead.

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Tom’s Place Restaurant, High Point, NC

At Tom’s Place Restaurant, the pancakes are said to be “world famous.” Made from scratch, you may order them plain, or with blueberries, strawberries or pecans. Available at breakfast or lunchtime, they’re served up hot and fresh and served with a smile. You’ll love the modern but quaint dining room at Tom’s, too.

Sunrise Grill, Boone, NC

If you like pancakes that melt in your mouth, you’ll love the pancakes at Sunrise Grill in Boone. Served all day, customers can pick from plain, buckwheat, blueberry, chocolate chip, gluten-free banana and Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes for the kids. Ask for a side order of their High Country Hash, and you’ll no doubt skip your next meal. The combination of the tasty pancakes with the protein-heavy hash will keep you satisfied for the rest of the day.

Carolina Coffee Shop, Chapel Hill, NC

Carolina Coffee Shop has long been a favorite spot for pancakes in this popular college town. Choose from plain, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, oatmeal banana or chocolate chip, but prepare yourself to be wowed no matter which you select. The Carolina Coffee Shop has been flipping flapjacks since 1922, and they stand behind everything they serve. You’ll love the atmosphere, too. It’s like going back in time to an upscale diner.

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Scrambled! Southern Diner, Greensboro, NC

Even though Scrambled! Southern Diner only serves on kind of pancake—buttermilk—they still get an impressive crowd coming in to order them. That’s due, in part to the fact that everything here is mixed from scratch, and that the pancakes are served southern-style—grilled in butter and topped with even more butter, plus maple syrup. Maybe it’s the service that brings diners in for the pancakes. It’s said to be as good as the food.

The Refectory Café, Durham, NC

If you can’t comprehend the word gourmet beside the word pancakes, you definitely haven’t been to the Refectory Café in Durham. Their Signature Lemon Ricotta Pancakes fit the bill. Garnished with fresh fruit and served with real Maple Syrup, they’re positively to die for. Not up for all that? Try their Vegan Pancakes instead, made with coconut milk, organic flour and freshly ground cinnamon.

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