Original Article: http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/new-jersey/best-pancakes-in-nj/
Author: Kristen Koennemann

Pancakes are the perfect breakfast food – flavorful, fluffy and flexible. There are all kinds of pancakes out there, something to appease any palate. Stuff and top them as you please, but if you’re looking for the best… start with these. Here are some of the best pancake spots in New Jersey, listed in no particular order.

1. Uncle Bill’s Pancake House – Avalon, Cape May, North Cape May, Ocean City, Stone Harbor, Strathmere, Wildwood

Uncle Bill's Pancake House at Jersey Shore

Canadian bacon, Pancakes with butter, Two eggs over medium

This Jersey Shore staple has been in business for over 60 years, first opening in Stone Harbor. You’ll find over a dozen different kinds of pancakes including buttermilk, buckwheat, chocolate chip, potato and more. For a good deal, try the dollar pancakes – 6 for $5. You’ll also find crepes, waffles and sandwiches.

2. PJ’s Pancake House – Princeton, West Windsor

Outside of PJ’s Pancake House

Omlet with broccoli, Strawberry topped Pancakes

This Princeton pancake institution recently opened a West Windsor location. They’ve also added lunch and dinner items to the menu and outdoor seating. Try unique flavors like s’mores and tiramisu pancakes. Princeton students can score some epic deals here with an ID.

3. Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory – Jersey City, Edgewater

Outside of Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory

Strawberry Topped Pancakes from Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory

Enjoy breakfast all day and mouthwatering flavors like Nutella-Hazelnut and PB&J. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, this eatery also offers lunch, dinner and dessert.

4. Country Pancake House and Restaurant, 140 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood

Country Pancake House and Restaurant in Ridgewood, NJ

Mickey Mouse Shaped Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Whip Cream

This Bergen County favorite recently opened a location in Florida. Both offer over 100 varieties of delectable pancakes, served up the size of pizzas. You’ll also find crepes, burgers, sandwiches, seafood and a fresh fruit and veggie juice bar. Try the Milky Way or Tropical Awareness pancakes… or any one of their fantastic flavors.

5. Hansel ‘N Griddle – New Brunswick. Somerville, Red Bank, Hoboken

Outside of Hansel ‘N Griddle in Winter

Buttermilk Pancakes topped with butter with decorative pumpkins on table

Now a small chain, pictured is the store’s original location. Though the pancake selection is small (buttermilk, chocolate chip, banana, blueberry), they offer sweet seasonal flavors like pumpkin.

6. Rutherford Pancake House – 40 Park Avenue, Rutherford

Outside of Rutherford Pancake House in Rutherford, NJ

Large Birthday Pancakes from Rutherford Pancake House in Rutherford, NJ

This casual American eatery is open for breakfast and lunch and offers a variety of pancakes including vegan and gluten free options. They also have fresh-made challah French toast.

7. Maywood Pancake House – 92 West Pleasant Avenue, Maywood

Maywood Pancake House in Maywood, NJ

Pancakes with Fruit from Maywood Pancake House in Maywood, NJ

With the same owners as Rutherford Pancake House, you’ll find a similar menu and the same friendly service. If you’re feeling hungry, try a Daddy-O combo.

8. Shut Up And Eat – 804 Main Street, Toms River</strong

Outside of Shut Up And Eat in Tom's River with Staff

Breakfast spread from Shut Up And Eat in Tom's River, NJ

This diner-style eatery serves a little bit of everything. Open daily, they deliver with a $10 minimum. Choose from nearly two dozen toppings on your short or full-size stack.

9. Granny’s Pancake House – 181 State Routet 23 S, Hamburg</strong

Inside of Granny’s Pancake House in Hamburg, NJ

Pancakes topped with bacon from Granny’s Pancake House in Hamburg, NJ

This hometown eatery is so good that diners travel for miles for breakfast here. The service is friendly and they offer a lunch menu as well.

10. Gronsky’s Milk House – 125 West Main Street, High Bridge</strong

Gronsky’s Milk House in High Bridge, NJ

Large Pancake from Gronsky’s Milk House in High Bridge, NJ

Originally an ice cream shop, the owners added breakfast and lunch options in 1988. Try the massive fluffy pancakes plain or try a unique new flavor each month.

11. Samuel’s Pancake House – 1610 Surf Avenue, Wildwood</strong

Samuel's Pancake House in Wildwood, NJ

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Maple Syrup and Sprinkled Powder Sugar

This seasonal pancake paradise also offers a gift and candy shop. Choose from a wide variety of fillings and toppings at this top-ranked eatery.

12. Early Morning Start Cafe – 97 Quinton-Marlboro Road, Quinton</strong

Inside of the EMS Cafe

Pancakes, fluffy scrambled eggs, with large side of bacon

When it comes to pancakes, there are only three options, but they’re all delicious. The prices are reasonable and the platters are full of flavor. You’ll enjoy the welcoming, homey atmosphere.