10 Best Places for Pancakes in Wisconsin

Hot cakes are an American breakfast staple. These days there are tons of additions you can add to spruce up your traditional flapjack. From hearty breakfast portions to unique ingredient combinations, our picks are in. Here are the 10 best places for pancakes in Wisconsin.

1. Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty, Minocqua and Wisconsin Dells, WI

Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty has two area locations in Wisconsin. Get their hearty pancakes in Minocqua or Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Most commonly known for their doughnuts, they are also famous for their flapjacks during their all-you-can-eat breakfast. You will leave full and satisfied.

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2. The Pancake Place, Green Bay, WI

Just off of Military Avenue in Green Bay, you’ll find the Pancake Place. Appropriately named after their beloved pancakes. They’ve been voted “Best in the Bay” for over eight years—so you know it’s superb. Order a traditional hot cake or mix it up by trying their Pancake of the Month (flavors like apple raison cinnamon and more!).

3. The Pancake Café, Multiple locations

Order fresh pancakes for both breakfast and lunch here at the Pancake Café in Fitchburg, Madison, and Stoughton. Since 2001 Madison has been voting the Pancake Café “Best of Madison.” It could be great service, homemade maple syrup, or those famous old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes. We think it’s all the above. Stop by for flavors like chocolate chip, banana nut, bacon stuffed, and more!

4. PJ Piper Pancake House, Cedarburg, WI

Those in the Cedarburg area will not be surprised to see PJ Piper Pancake House on our favorite flapjack spots. This old-school American diner just might whip up the best pancakes in the area. You can’t beat the taste and price of their old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes, but if you’re being adventurous we suggest trying the Graceland Cake—filled with peanut butter and fresh banana slices. 

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5. Blue Gilly’s Pancake Pier & Lunch Dock, Edgerton, WI

Why are the pancakes at Blue Gilly’s so good? Simple—the Natter family’s secret pancake recipe. The recipe dates to the early 1960s. Their menu goes beyond pancakes but those fluffy flapjacks sure are a local treasure come breakfast time.

6. Maxfield’s Pancake House, Fox Point and Wauwatosa, WI

Enjoy Maxfield’s pancakes at two area locations: Wauwatosa and Fox Point, Wisconsin. Stop by for breakfast or lunch from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try unique flavors like Oreo, apricot, and more. Find out why Maxfield’s pancakes are “pancakes you won’t forget.”

7. Cottage Café, Madison, WI

Come get breakfast all day, every day. They’ve got tons of different breakfast and lunch options for the entire family. Try their potato pancake breakfast or order their signature large pancake for a more traditional taste. The price sure is right and the portions are perfect.

8. Mr. Pancake, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Who wouldn’t want to eat at Mr. Pancake. They’ve been a local favorite since the 1960s. The Thompson family pancake recipe has made pancakes priority in the Wisconsin Dells area. Stop by their signature restaurant off of Wisconsin Dells Parkway for a fun family experience.

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9. Mickies Dairy Bar, Madison, WI

Mickies Dairy Bar is a cozy counter serve restaurant offering hearty portions for an excellent price. While their hot cakes might look simple—it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Their warm, fluffy, and thick traditional pancakes smothered in maple syrup will have your taste buds going wild. Find them just off of Monroe Street in Madison.

10. Randy’s Family Restaurant, Eau Claire, WI

Randy’s Family Restaurant has been faithfully serving the Eau Claire since 1960. You can’t go wrong with homemade cooking and breakfast served all day long. From signature buttermilk, seven grain, and mini buttermilk there is a pancake for everyone at Randy’s.  

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