Pancakes, flapjacks, griddlecakes — whatever you call them, they’re the cornerstone of an American breakfast. 

Pancakes, flapjacks, griddlecakes — whatever you call them, they’re the cornerstone of an American breakfast. There also are variations worldwide, from French crepes to Slavic blins. We’ve scoured the metro to find the best traditional pancakes and a few variations of the breakfast classic.

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  • Beverly's Pancake House

Beverly’s Pancake House 3115 Northwest Expressway 848-5050

Through several changes, including location, this restaurant consistently serves up a variety of pancakes for a reasonable price. While there are several options, there’s no shame in going for a classic, and Beverly’s blueberry short stack is just that. The pancakes are bursting with blueberries that are actually in the batter, not served on top of plain pancakes (like some imitators).


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  • The Diner

The Diner

213 E. Main St., Norman

329-6642 Norman’s well-kept secret hasn’t been a secret for some time, especially since Guy Fieri from the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives visited the tiny Norman breakfast hot spot in 2009. Be prepared to line up outside the door at peak times, but the line moves pretty fast and the food is worth the wait. You can’t go wrong with a classic breakfast of buttermilk pancakes with eggs and bacon.

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  • Cafe 501

Cafe 501 501 S. Boulevard, Edmond 359-1501 Cafe 501 has established itself as one of the finest destinations for great food and service in the Oklahoma City metro, and its Saturday breakfast deserves the same accolades. With its trademark style, the breakfast menu is full of classic items with a twist, and the buttermilk pancakes are pretty much perfection.

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  • Cattlemen's Cafe

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse 1309 S. Agnew Ave. 236-0416

Cattlemen’s is world-renowned for its steaks, which are aged to perfection right on the premises, but did you know the historic eatery serves a mean breakfast all day long? Order up a plate of hot cakes. They are as big as your head and twice as fluffy. Pair them with a side of sunny-side-up eggs and a huge bone-in ham for a breakfast that will stick to your ribs. And don’t forget the coffee. Cattlemen’s brew is always hot, and the service is second to none.


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  • Jimmy's Egg

Jimmy’s Egg 5012 N. Classen Blvd. 843-1144 Jimmy’s Egg got its start in 1980, when Loc Le opened his first location at 1616 N. May Ave. There are now 38 locations in Oklahoma City serving up some of the best omelets in town. However, Jimmy’s Egg does a great job at branching out, and its pancakes are right on the money. The newest addition to the menu is a savory bacon and cheddar pancake that combines just the right amount of salty and sweet.

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  • Crepe Brewers

Crepe Brewers Mobile food truck

Crepe Brewers has been wowing the metro with its sweet and savory crepes since it opened in 2013. You can find the truck every Saturday morning at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Farmers Market going through record amounts of filled crepes and local java from Hoboken Coffee Roasters. A crepe is just a light, airy pancake, right? Crepe Brewers’ crepes are worth waking up early on Saturday morning.


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  • Picasso Cafe

Picasso Cafe

3009 Paseo St. 602-2002 Picasso is one of the city’s most popular brunch spots nestled in the heart of the Paseo Arts District. While it doesn’t have classic pancakes on the menu, its build-your-own blintzes with fresh strawberries and bananas and loads of whipped cream are a great way to start a leisurely brunch. Order a plate of these and a build-your-own mimosa with your choice of juices and get your Sunday recovery started off right.

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