Tasty Pancakes in Aurora

Celebrate National Pancake Day the right way!

Ah. Nothing says breakfast quite like larger than life pancakes. Or maybe you love your ‘cakes covered in fruit and whipped cream. Either way, there are places in Aurora to celebrate National Pancake Day on March 12.

SAM’S NO. 3
2580 S Havana St. | get directions

Looking for a catch-all sort of diner? You’ve come to the right place. Known as the metro’s classic diner of choice, Sam’s No. 3 in Aurora has a massive menu filled breakfast and lunch options (did we mention hand-cut steaks too?). Their sweet cream pancakes come in stacks, short stacks, and even minis. Top it off with add-ons like chocolate chips, strawberries & bananas, pecans, and of course whipped cream!

THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE – DTC
8000 E Belleview Ave F-10 | get directions

The name says it all. The Original Pancake House located in the Denver Tech Center is a classic pancake spot around the nation. In Colorado, expect an expansive list of pancakes that cater to every sort of eater. From fruity and sweet options to savory bacon pancakes and even gluten-free options, the list goes on. Try something crazy, like the Pigs in a Blanket made from locally-sourced sausage links wrapped in buttermilk pancakes. Yum!

THE FRENCH PRESS
15290 E Iliff Ave |get directions

Brunch is kind of their thing. Discover a menu filled with unique combinations of sweet, savory, and everything in between combined with a hint of Mexican flavors. Their pancake menu is a little out of the ordinary. They serve pancakes as a meal or a side in classic buttermilk, raspberry oatmeal, zucchini pistachio, and banana. Good news! The French Press also does gluten-free pancakes options. So, settle in. This is the place to have an extra cup of coffee (and maybe a second order of food too!).

DOUG’S DAY DINER
15444 E Orchard Rd. | get directions

Doug’s Day Diner is for their sweet, but not-too-sweet hotcakes. Order a heap of Grandma’s Hot Cakes and jazz them up with blueberries or chocolate chips. If you’re looking to mix in some savory flavors, order the Sweet Combo which includes two hot cakes, eggs, and your choice of meat.

THREE LITTLE GRIDDLES
6040 S Gun Club Rd. F2 | get directions

Three Griddles is a cozy American-style brunch spot with a quaint menu. Discover their griddle cakes, in classic buttermilk or Nutella swirl. Often, this family-owned restaurant has seasonal toppings to add, like fruit. If you’re looking for something different, enjoy their three meat griddle cakes served with ham, bacon, and sausage. They also have a special kid’s menu, Little Griddles.

JUS GRILL RESTAURANT
17200 E Iliff Ave | get directions

Kick back and enjoy a variety of pancakes in honor of the national holiday. Jus Grill, typically known for the take on Mexican/American style dishes, has quite the pancake menu. Order Strawberry, blueberry or even cranberry granola pancakes. Or go for something sweeter like banana pecan pancakes! Either way, you’ve got a few options.

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