The 10 Best Places for Pancakes in New Hampshire!

Pancakes are a breakfast staple. Some people love them for lunch or dinner, too. They make an excellent main meal, side dish or dessert. The following pancake places are the best in New Hampshire. Check one out the next time you have a craving for a short (or tall!) stack.

1. Polly’s Pancake Parlor, Sugar Hill, NH

At Polly’s Pancake Parlor, you can not only indulge in a delicious stack of steaming hot pancakes, you can buy one of Polly’s pancake mixes and take it home, too. Fans recommend the Polly’s Sampler Combo, where you can try three kinds of pancakes along with bacon, ham or sausage.

2. The Golden Egg, Portsmouth, NH

The honey wheat pancakes at the Golden Egg are hearty and delicious. The underlying nutty flavor melds perfectly with melting butter and warm maple syrup. Add blueberries, cranberries, nuts, chocolate chips or bananas to create your own creative mix.

3. Flapjacks Pancake House, Lincoln, NH

Located in an old New England farmhouse, Flapjacks is a pancake house, and they serve up some of the best around. Travel back to childhood with a stack of Fluffernutter pancakes. Or choose from a large selection of choices of their homemade buttermilk stacks.

4. Intervale Farm Pancake House, Henniker, NH

Intervale Farm Pancake House is as much an aesthetic treat as it is a culinary delight. Choose from several options of homemade pancakes and other breakfast selections, but be sure to appreciate the rustic surroundings as well as their homemade maple syrup.

5. Café Espresso, Portsmouth & Dover, NH

When Café Espresso features their Red, White & Blue Pancakes, you won’t find fresher fruit on your plate. Their hearty pancakes melt in your mouth, and the strawberries, blueberries and bananas make for a rainbow of colorful goodness. Top that off with your choice of maple syrup or a heaping mound of real whipped cream, and you won’t be sure if you’re having breakfast or dessert. Café Espresso is only open until late afternoon, but you can get breakfast—and their delicious pancakes—all day.

6. Big Bean Café, Newmarket, NH

You might have to wait for a seat at Big Bean Café, but it’s well worth it. Their pancakes are big and hearty. Choose from chocolate chips, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, walnuts, almonds, and more to make them your own. Served with organic pure maple syrup, you’ll walk away satisfied, but with plans to come back for more.

7. Benton’s Sugar Shack, Thornton, NH

Benton’s Sugar Shack used to be just that—a maple sugar operation that made homemade real maple sugar and candy. The used to serve a pancake platter, along with a few other options—in the store, but popularity grew rapidly, so they added on a dining room. These days guests still enjoy the pancake platter, and they have more than a dozen options from which to choose.  If you’ve never considered Mounds Bar pancakes or coconut-banana cream pie pancakes, you really must stop in.

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8. Strafford Farms, Dover, NH

The interior is straight out of 1980, and some of the booths are worn. But that adds to the charm of the whole experience. Strafford Farms puts out some amazing pancakes that keep customers coming back for more. Choose from buttermilk, chocolate chip or M&M, and top them with maple syrup or real whipped cream. 

9. Pink Cadillac Diner, Rochester, NH

A stack of apple pancakes at the Pink Cadillac Diner is a culinary delight. Served with your choice of whipped cream or maple syrup, it’s a cross between dessert and breakfast. Guests love the 1950s vibe inside, and if you check the website you can visit when the antique cars are on display outside. In addition to apple, they also serve plain buttermilk, chocolate chip, and blueberry pancakes.

10. Peterborough Diner, Peterborough, NH

You’ll love the atmosphere, but you’ll especially love the pancakes at the Peterborough Diner. Situated in a 1950s lunch car, the ambience is as priceless as the food. And speaking of priceless, no one wants to pay for more than they can eat, so order just one pancake if that’s all you can handle. Choose from chocolate chip, strawberry or blueberry and top it—or them—with real maple syrup.

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