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Tasty Tuesday: National Pancake Day in Lake County

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 CafeBlueberry Pancakes
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.

Savanna House
39805 N. U.S. 41, WadsworthSavanna House Restaurant - Click to Enlarge

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.

The Shanty - Click to EnlargeThe Shanty
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)

Rhapsody Café
833-c Deerfield Rd., Deerfield

Egg Harbor Libertyville
125 lake St., Libertyville

EggShells Restaurant
596 W. Illinois Rt. 22, Lake Zurich

Lakeside Restaurant
1 Lake Front Dr., Zion

Liberty Restaurant
419 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville

Baker’s Square
Libertyville & Gurnee

Cracker Barrel
5706 Northridge Dr., Gurnee

Walker Bros. Lake Zurich
767 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich

Walker Brothers Original Pancake House
200 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire

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