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Blueberry pancakes at Clinton St Baking
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The best pancakes in NYC

Hotcakes, flapjacks, johnnycakes—whatever you call them, here’s where to find stacks of the city’s best pancakes

By Christina Izzo and Time Out contributors
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Slathered in butter, drizzled in syrup and piled high—there’s something truly magical about a good stack of pancakes, especially when they’re the best pancakes in NYC. Flipped off flattops at the city’s best diners and luncheonettes, or delicately dressed with seasonal fruit at one of New York’s best fine dining restaurants, a fresh-from-the-griddle stack is one of the best ways to do breakfast in NYC.

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Best pancakes in NYC

Johnny's Grill & Lunchonette
Photograph: Diamando Proimos

11. Johny's Luncheonette

Restaurants American Chelsea

Settle into a stool by the old-school lunch counter at this Chelsea greasy spoon. Short-order cooks in paper hats dish out gut-busting plates, such as the Famous Sloppy Johny sandwich (grilled chicken, bacon, American cheese, onion and coleslaw on a hero) and diner-style, crispy-edged pancakes that are nearly as big as the plate they're served on, available in four varieties (original, blueberry, banana and chocolate-chip).

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