Top Places to Celebrate National Pancake Day in NW Ohio + SE Michigan

Get your batter mixed and your griddles ready! Or better yet, let these local professionals take charge in the kitchen. It’s National Pancake Day and luckily there’s no shortage of good breakfast joints and cafes in our area.

Black Kite Coffee


Black Kite Coffee is an Old West End treasure that opened its doors for the first time in 2012. Its focus is on community, offering tasty items made from locally sourced ingredients. In addition to top-notch pancakes, Black Kite offers weekend brunch that you can enjoy with a cocktail.


Uncle John’s Pancake House

Uncle John’s has been serving Toledoans breakfast (and more) since 1963. It’s located on Secor near Central and opens daily at 6:00 am. True to its name, Uncle John’s has a wide variety of pancake platters on the menu, making it the perfect place to celebrate Pancake Day.


Glendale Garden Cafe

This local, family-owned restaurant is a longtime staple in the South Toledo area. Specializing in comfort food, Glendale Garden Cafe offers an extensive menu and all-day breakfast. For years they packed customers into their old location on the corner of South Detroit and Glendale. It recently upgraded to a new, much larger building on Glendale just down the street from the former location.


Brim House

Brim House is located downtown in the Renaissance Hotel. It partners with local farmers to provide its customers with the freshest seasonal ingredients and a refined dining experience. In addition to the mouth-watering menu, it offers a scenic view overlooking the Toledo skyline and Maumee River.


Kermit’s Family Restaurant

Kermit’s has been serving up home-style meals at an affordable price since 1987. It boasts many breakfast, lunch and dinner options that are all under $10. It prides itself on a family friendly-atmosphere and with prices so reasonable, it’s a great place to celebrate National Pancake Day with the whole family.


Everyday People Cafe

Everyday People Cafe became a Bowling Green favorite as soon as it opened its doors in 2017. It has overwhelmingly positive reviews online and won the Best of Wood County award in 2019 for the breakfast/brunch category. Everyday People has a liquor license for those looking to imbibe while enjoying their pancakes.


Bedford Diner


Winner of 2019’s Best of Temperance award for American Restaurant, Bedford Diner has an expansive menu and all day breakfast. It’s a family-owned and operated restaurant that serves up hearty meals and large portions. Located on Lewis just over the Michigan Ohio border, Bedford Diner’s pile of pancakes is sure to help you revel in the holiday.

Written: Sep 25, 2019

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Jordyn Windnagle

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