There’s no breakfast item more iconic than the pancake.
The pancake is a fluffy, delightful way to start the day. From giant flapjacks to silver dollars, there are so many delicious pancake spots around Columbus. I think one of the things that makes pancakes so popular is how customizable they are.
Wanting something sweet added? You can do that. Looking for a more savory version? You can do that too. What can I say? The pancake is a versatile crowd-pleaser.
Here are the best spots around Columbus for a stack of pancakes.
About: Okay so technically, these aren’t your traditional pancakes. These little gems are called pancake balls, and they’re somewhere between a donut and a pancake. Dipped in syrup and topped with powdered sugar, these little bites have been making Columbusites exceedingly happy for years now.
Location: 1105 Pennsylvania Ave, Columbus, OH 43201 and 3481 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
The Original Pancake House
About: You can’t talk about pancakes in Columbus and not talk about The Original Pancake House. Of course, this iconic breakfast spot offers more than pancakes, but we all know why we’re here. They have all kinds of pancakes here, from plate-sized traditional flapjacks to decadent red velvet pancakes.
Location: 1633 W. Lane Ave. Upper Arlington, OH 43221 and 715 Worthington Rd, Westerville, OH 43082
Website The Original Pancake House
German Village Coffee Shop
About: The pancakes at German Village Coffee Shop aren’t fancy or glamorous. They’re old school, fluffy, delicious, and simple, although you can add blueberries or chocolate chips if you’re feeling fancy. The pancakes are massive, but if you’re just looking for a smaller portion, you can order silver dollars.
Location: 193 Thurman Ave, Columbus, OH 43206
Website German Village Coffee Shop
About: DK Diner is known for a lot of things, but they’re most well known for their donuts. So it makes complete sense that the pancakes on the menu here are made with donut batter. It’s almost like the opposite of Katalina’s pancake balls. Instead of pancakey-donuts, it’s donutty-pancakes!
Location: 1715 W 3rd Ave, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
Website DK Diner
About: At George’s Beechwold Diner, you’ll geta lovely side of nostalgia with your hotcakes. It’s a great place to eat with the whole family, with a no-frills menu that will leave everyone satisfied. You can get hotcakes on their own, or as part of a larger breakfast platter.
Location: 4408 Indianola Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Website Beechwold Diner
About: Like all good things, the pancakes at Delaney’s Diner come in stacks of 3. These buttermilk pancakes come with butter and syrup, plus you can add blueberries or chocolate chips for a very reasonable $0.50.
Location: 5916 Westerville Rd, Westerville, OH, 43081, 6150 E. Main St, Columbus, OH 43123, and 674 Main St, Groveport, OH 43125
Website Delaney’s Diner
The Pancake House Family Diner
About: If you like a lot of options, then a visit to The Pancake House Family Diner is a must. Seriously, there are so many different kinds of pancakes here, including my personal favorite, the Buckeye Pancake. Dark chocolate and peanut butter? Yes, please.
Location: 129 W. Schrock Rd., Westerville, OH 43081 and 1182 E. Powell Rd., Lewis Center, OH 43035
Website The Pancake House