The 10 Best Places for Pancakes in Maine!

Short stack or tall stack, who doesn’t love pancakes? Topped with fruit or with chocolate chips or nuts mixed into the rich buttermilk batter—they’re a taste temptation that’s hard to beat. Add some butter and maple syrup or some fresh whipped cream and you’ve got a hearty meal that will carry you through your day. These great Maine restaurants are known for their delicious pancakes. Check one out the next time you find yourself craving some.

1. Miss Portland Diner, Portland, ME

A Maine landmark, the Miss Portland Diner is housed in an original 1949 Worcester Lunch Car. Both the interior and exterior take customers back in time. Something that truly makes them appreciate the here and now, however, are their generous stacks of pancakes. Drenched in maple syrup and butter and infused with real Maine blueberries when available, it’s a taste of the Pine Tree State at its very best.

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2. Purple Cow House of Pancakes, Fairfield, ME

Customers can order one, two or three pancakes at the Purple Cow House of Pancakes, and they may choose from plain, apple blueberry cranberry, raspberry chocolate chip, cranberry, and more. Maybe you’d prefer your fruit on top of your pancakes instead of mixed in with the batter. They’re happy to do that, too. 

3. Stone Sparrow Café, Bangor, ME

The pancakes are light and fluffy at the Stone Sparrow Café, and the 18-seat dining room is the perfect place to enjoy them. Drenched in maple syrup with a side of crisp bacon, you’ll be satisfied but never stuffed.

4. Jonesy’s Main Street Café, Biddeford, ME

A little hole in the wall that isn’t much to look at, Jonesy’s Main Street Café makes up for its lack of ambience with its delicious pancakes. Have you ever tried raisin nut pancakes? They’re stuffed with raisins and chopped nuts and a dash of cinnamon, and they’re amazing. You may also choose from several other varieties including apple and blueberry.

5. The Front Room, Portland, ME

The Silver Dollar Pancakes are a big hit at the Front Room. Made with Maine blueberries or without, they are golden brown and fluffy and topped with real maple syrup. The Front Room only serves their pancakes at brunch, so be sure to plan accordingly.

6. The Coach House Restaurant, Brewer, ME

Don’t let the plain décor fool you. The Coach House Restaurant puts out a heck of a breakfast, with their pancakes at the top of the list. Choose from chocolate chip, buttermilk, Maine blueberry, apple cinnamon, and more. Whether you order a short or a tall stack, you’ll be treated to a delicious breakfast you won’t soon forget.

7. Jeannie’s Great Maine Breakfast, Bar Harbor, ME

Vegans love Jeannie’s for their oatmeal pancakes topped with walnuts and warm applesauce. Don’t worry, though. Even if you don’t eat vegan, you’ll find the best pancakes in the region here for you, too. Try the Maine blueberry pancakes. They even serve pancakes that are gluten free.

8. Maine Diner, Wells, ME

Even though the Maine Diner only serves blueberry or plain pancakes, you won’t find any that are more satisfying along the southern Maine coast. Most locals have become regulars and tourists make it a point to stop in for pancakes every summer. You’ll be hard-pressed to beat the price, too.

9. Bridge Street Café, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Open seasonally, the Bridge Street Café draws droves of locals with their delicious pancakes. Choose from blueberry or plain and top them with real maple syrup. No one has yet divulged the secret, but regulars claim there’s something very special about these pancakes.

10. Home Kitchen Café, Rockland, ME

Choose from regular or gluten-free pancakes at the Home Kitchen Café. Add some chocolate chips or blueberries to the batter for a nominal fee. You can enjoy your pancakes for breakfast or for lunch, but you will definitely enjoy them. Everything at the Home Kitchen Café is made from scratch, using only the best ingredients available. Yankee Magazine named them a “Best Breakfast” winner in 2014.

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