National Pancake Day, Memphis Style

National Pancake Day, Memphis Style

It's National Pancake Day. Sure, you could fight the hungry masses at IHOP to get some for free (and I totally support that decision too because free is free) but here's another idea: get a stack from one of these fine local establishments.

1. The Arcade (South Main)

Sit in Elvis' booth and enjoy a stack of perfect sweet potato pancakes. The Arcade serves breakfast all day. Read more here.

2. Blue Plate Cafe (Court Square downtown or East Memphis)

This sunny, cozy spot will give you mountains of whipped cream with your pancakes. Read more here.

3. The Pancake Shop (Summer Ave.)

The Pancake Shop is on our list of 365 Things To Do In Memphis, so this is a must for National Pancake Day (or any day). They're open from 6 a.m. until midnight on weekdays and 24 hours Thursday through Sunday. Read more here. 

4. Barksdale's (midtown)



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From a previous review on this site, regarding the pancakes at Barksdale's: "The pancake was seriously awesome. It was sweet, but not too sweet. It was great with just butter on it. It seemed like it had a little bit of a French toast flavor to it.  I want to have this pancake’s babies." Read more here. 

5. Staks (East Memphis and Germantown)

Go nuts (perhaps literally) with toppings at this cute pancake shop with two locations.

6. Cafe Eclectic (midtown and Harbor Town)


This cafe bakery has allll the baked goods you can think of, and so many breakfast and brunch items to keep you satisfied, including pancakes. They even have seasonal pancakes like pumpkin-flavored ones in the fall. Read more.

The Liquor Store (Broad Avenue)

Is Memphis the only place you can eat breakfast at "The Liquor Store"? Maybe! They have more than just picturesque drinks and Cuban sandwiches, folks, just check out the all-day breakfast items. Read more.

8. Automatic Slim's (downtown)

For brunch only, Automatic Slim's serves up several deletable pancake options, including an Elvis-inspired banana pancake platter.

9. Brother Juniper's (East Memphis)

It’s worth it to wait in the long lines to get these cinnamon roll pancakes from East Memphis’s favorite breakfast hotspot. Or, you can go early on a weekday and beat the crowds. 

10. Eggxactly (Whitehaven)

This Whitehaven cafe serves up all your favorite classic breakfast foods, including fluffy stacks of Buttermilk pancakes.

What would you like to see added to this list?

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Can you confirm that the Pancake Shop (BEST EVAR) is still open 24 hours? I've heard conflicting reports lately.
March 4, 2014 12:32pm

Also try Cafe Eclectic's Buckwheat pancakes, served with real maple syrup. I just love them!
March 4, 2014 12:44pm

Bryants now has a variety of pancakes on their menu, aside from the aforementioned (and delicious) potato pancakes!
March 4, 2014 1:33pm

Holly Whitfield
Called them and they close at midnight, but are open 24 hours Thursday-Sunday at midnight.
March 4, 2014 1:36pm

Drew Mason
I agree that IHOP may not be the top of my list for local flare but all customers' donations today are going to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital via Children's Miracle Network (til 10pm tonight) So, grab a freee short stack and help out a great cause [just for today ;)  ]
March 4, 2014 3:13pm

Erin @ The Spi…
Dang I didn't realized The Beauty Shop did breakfast. I never did go to Bryant's before I left and also never managed to go to any of the awesome brunches around town. Totaly failure. Guess that leaves me things to do when I visist!
March 4, 2014 4:07pm

Holly Whitfield
Erin, the Beauty Shop only does brunch on Sundays.
March 4, 2014 5:40pm