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Tasty Tuesdays: National Pancakes Day in Lake County

Who doesn’t enjoy a buttery, fluffy, syrupy stack of flippin’ flapjacks?

Thursday, September 26 is National Pancakes 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 are versions of pancakes in each continent (with I think the exception is Antarctica).

Pancakes, via multiple sources, 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.

Townee Square in Libertyville


Delightfully delectable would be a way to phrase 33-year-old breakfast and lunch staple on MainStreet Libertyville. Townee’s got flapjacks for days. The “home of the double egg order,” is your classic, cozy and comfy diner. Besides the buttermilk flavor, Townee Square also serves chocolate chip, rainbow (with M&Ms) and of course a Mickey Mouse pancake. To get your full taste of autumn, Townee also serves some mean pumpkin silver dollars. Don’t forget to include bananas, strawberries, blueberries, pecans or walnuts if necessary.

Townee Square Restaurant, 508 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

Wildberry Cafe in Libertyville


The Libertyville eatery specializes in the craft of silver dollars. Wildberry was ranked no. 21 in Thrillist.com’s article noting best-rated flapjacks in the country. Buttermilk pancakes are the restaurant’s bread and proverbial butter; however, they have a variety of flavors that they offer inspired by the breakfast treat. Wildberry’s menu features blueberries in a glaze, strawberries in a glaze, gluten-free honeycakes, their staple flavor wildberry, fig and walnut grain, their signature berry bliss, banana cream pie, caramel apple, pumpkin (’tis the season) and a whole bunch more.

Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, 1783 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

Other Lake County Eateries Serving Pancakes (Weekends Only)


Chrissoula’s Restaurant 
602 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
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The Lodge of Antioch
899 Main St., Antioch
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Main Street Social
608 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
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Route 41 Roadhouse
38905 N. US Route 41, Wadsworth.
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The Shanty Restaurant
38084 N. U.S. Highway 41., Wadsworth
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Disotto Italian
310 Green Bay Rd., Highwood
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Maggiano’s Little Italy
307 Hawthorn Ctr., Vernon Hills
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Jaxx Bistro
1750 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield
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Three Embers Restaurant
10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire
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Mickey Finn’s Brewery
345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
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Ravinia Brewing Co.
582 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park
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Magnolia Cafe and Bakery at Lambs Farm
14245 W. Rockland Rd., Libertyville
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Lakeside Restaurant
1 LakeFront Dr., Zion
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