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Chow down on free pancakes at IHOP—or faster flapjacks elsewhere

By Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo

Beginning at 7am, IHOP locations across the country have opened their doors to hordes of breakfast lovers looking for complimentary pancakes. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its free flapjack day, the breakfast spot will be slinging short stacks on the house all day until 10pm. You can either step in what will no doubt be a block-long line at one of IHOP's New York outposts, or avoid the crazy crowd and find those golden brunch wonders on the cheap nearby: 

IHOP East Village  (14th St near Second Ave)

The Coffee Shop: Get a full stack of cakes with Vermont maple syrup for $9.95 and add bacon, sausage, ham or two eggs for $3 extra. 29 Union Square West at 16th St (212-243-7969,

IHOP Harlem (125th St near Lexington Ave) 

Perkin's Restaurant: Snag a stack of five traditional buttermilk flapjacks ($6.79) or a blueberry-banana multigrain pancake platter complete with scrambled eggs and apple-chicken sausages for $7.99. 200 E 125 St at Third Ave (212-860-4500,

IHOP Jackson Heights, Queens (Northern Blvd near 73rd St)

Jax Inn Diner: Buckwheat or buttermilk pancakes will run you $5.95, and a scoop of fresh blueberries, bananas or strawberries is only a couple bucks more. 71-12 Northern Blvd between 71st and 72nd Sts (718-476-1240,

IHOP Bushwick, Brooklyn (Flushing Ave near Broadway)

JK & Sons: Buttermilk and silver-dollar pancakes will only set you back $5.50, so you can easily pair either with an egg for a buck or bacon, ham or sausage for $1.50. Go big or go home with specialty stacks ($8) like Oreo, banana-walnut and apple-cinnamon. 801 Broadway between Ellery and Fayette Sts, Bushwick, Brooklyn (718-782-2366,


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