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Pancakes at Lakeside diner in Stamford

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Pancakes at Lakeside diner in Stamford

adamclyde | Sep 6, 2006 03:43 PM

I've been going to this place for quite a while. Great dingy greasy spoon family diner just off the Merritt Parkway on Long Ridge. I primarily go there because the kids can look out the full-wall windows at the lake and look for ducks (just the diversion I need to scarf down some food). Anyhow, I always get the lakeside special, which is a ton of decent food for $5 (home fries, 2 eggs, bacon/ham/sausage, french toast and toast). Even if the meal isn't wonderful, it is good and filling for $5.

But I finally ordered pancakes a few weeks ago. They are amazing. Great, thin 8-inch wide pancakes with a slight tang to them. A little crisp on the outside and nice and yellow from plenty of eggs. On their own, they are slightly more savory than sweet. They can be as easily eaten with or without syrup. I prefer without. They are the best pancakes I've had in Stamford (granted, I haven't tried every place, but still...)

Has anyone else tried their pancakes? Am I just crazy or are they really that good? I've been three times since and loved them each time. I think I'm in love.

The other diners in Stamford where I've had pancakes tasted like bisquick batter. At least this place is unique and has their own recipe. And I think it works great. Good stuff.

And, as has been discussed here long ago, their homemade donuts aren't shabby either.

Oh, the place is cash only, so come prepared.

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Lakeside Diner
1050 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT
(203) 322-2252

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