Who doesn’t enjoy a buttery, fluffy, syrupy stack of flippin’ flapjacks?
Today is National Pancake Day, so you should indulge your taste buds in Lake County.
It’s interesting, because everyone has their own rendition of this sweet breakfast treat. There’s versions of pancakes in each continent (with I think the exception is Antarctica).
Pancakes are said in multiple sources that the dish ages back to 30,000 years ago.
But enough of the historical mumbo jumbo, you want some pancakes – and we will supply you with a list of delicious options around Lake County for the holiday we love so dear. National Pancake Day in Lake County
Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe
1783 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville
Wildberry specializes in pancakes. In fact, WIldberry was ranked no. 21 in an article for thrillist.com for best pancake in America. Here’s a list of pancakes they serve: buttermilk, blueberries in a glaze, strawberries in a glaze, gluten-free honeycakes, wildberry, fig and walnut grain, signature berry bliss, banana cream pie, caramel apple pecan, tiramisu, granberry pecan, oreo s’more, cinnamon roll and chocolate chip pancakes.
Magnolia Café & Bakery
14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville
These pancakes are only sold on the weekend in this lovely café located at Lambs Farm. Beskdes an array of breakfast treats, the ‘delightfully delicious,’ café serves a short stack and regular buttermilk pancakes served hot off the griddle.
39805 N. U.S. 41, Wadsworth
Like Magnolia, Savanna serves breakfast/brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The Wadsworth restaurant has two options: the country hotcake breakfast equipped with 2 large pancakes, three eggs, your choice of meat and hashbrowns, as well as the other hotcake option: four large fluffy pancakes (which you can add cherry or baked apple glaze), as well as your choice of meat.
39895 N. Route 41, Wadsworth
Check out the Shanty Slam at this Wadsworth dine-in spot. They only serve breakfast on Sundays, but with a Shanty Slam you get two buttermilk pancakes, two organic eggs, caramelized Idaho potatoes and choice of apple-smoked bacon or sausage patties. The Shanty also serves fresh strawberry pancakes and for the kiddies chocolate chip pancakes.
Here are a slew of other Lake County Pancake joints (and other splendid items to match)
833-c Deerfield Rd., Deerfield
Egg Harbor Libertyville
125 lake St., Libertyville
596 W. Illinois Rt. 22, Lake Zurich
1 Lake Front Dr., Zion
419 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
Libertyville & Gurnee
5706 Northridge Dr., Gurnee
Walker Bros. Lake Zurich
767 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich
Walker Brothers Original Pancake House
200 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire