Looking for a terrific breakfast? Some of the best breakfast offerings in town can be found at Pancake Joe’s, located less than a lock from Jefferson HS. If you get there on a weekend day, be prepared to wait for a table or booth; but the wait will be worth it.
The breakfast menu features a variety of pancakes, waffles, omelets, and frittatas. The food comes out on big, well-filled plates, the service is fast and friendly, and the prices are very reasonable.
The biggest problem at Pancake Joe’s is choosing from it’s menu. Traditional eggs Benedict? Spinach eggs Benedict? Jalisco omelet? Chorizo omelet? Or French toast — plain or with bananas and berries? Pancakes — plain or pineapple upside down? Belgian or bacon waffle? A huge plate of hash browns to go with your meal? You get the idea. There are the usual and the unusual breakfast offerings, and all are done well.
My choice during my last visit there was the southwestern frittata.
This was an individual frittata made with fresh eggs and stuffed with jalapenos and peppers, topped with cheese, a spicy sauce, and tortilla strips. I chose sourdough toast to accompany this entree. It was hot and peppery and spicy and wonderful! It’s hard to find spicy egg dishes done well, and this one was a winner.
One of my dining companions ordered the French toast Monte Cristo.
Pancake Joe’s really wonderful French toast is topped with ham and eggs in this breakfast version of the sandwich. Served with fresh fruit and warm maple syrup, this Monte Cristo is a favorite.
Perhaps the most striking dish at the table was the waffle Sundae.
This photo (taken by a dining companion) shows the decadence of this fun and delicious menu offering. Children will love it — and adults with a really sweet tooth will too!!
Pancake Joe’s is open daily for breakfast and lunch; the lunch menu features a variety of sandwiches served with fruit or kettle chips. Breakfast is served at all times the restaurant is open. Located in a strip mall, parking can be an issue here, but the trouble is more than worthwhile. Give yourself a treat and visit Pancake Joe’s!