The 10 Best Places for Pancakes in Arizona!

1. Millie’s Pancake Haus, Tucson, AZ

There’s no denying that Millie’s Pancake Haus is here to stay. This longstanding Tucson establishment has been dishing up tasty pancakes since 1964. The no-frills restaurant is known for serving up high-quality breakfast food at a great price. In fact, nothing on their breakfast menu is more than $8. Millie’s offers over a dozen kinds of pancakes made with homemade batter and topped with handmade syrups. Of course, you’ll find classics like buttermilk, blueberry, and chocolate chip on their menu. You’ll also find unique offerings like Swedish pancakes, potato pancakes, Russian blintzes, and more at this quality pancake house.

2. Butters Pancakes & Cafe, Scottsdale, AZ

There’s no place quite like Butters. Butters Pancakes & Café is a massively popular breakfast and brunch spot located in sunny Scottsdale. You’ll see hoards of people chowing down at their patio no matter the time. Why? Butters dishes up some of the best pancakes in the state. You can order up a stack of wheat pancakes, gluten-free pancakes, or their classic buttermilk. They also have 10 options of toppings, ranging from traditional (berries) to decadent (Oreo cookie s’mores). Do you still want to enjoy a farm breakfast? You can add a side of pancakes to your breakfast order free of charge.  

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3. Bobo’s Restaurant, Tucson, AZ

Bobo’s is the best-kept secret in Tucson. You won’t find much press or even information about this hole in the wall. What you will find, however, is delicious comfort food. Bobo’s has been a popular Tucson diner for over 40 years. Behind its success are their famous pancakes. Each order of their pancakes comes with your choice of topping and enough food to last you two (or even three) meals. These tasty treats come topped with banana, blueberry, or chocolate chips. They’re simple, starchy, and delicious.

4. Original Breakfast House, Phoenix, AZ

Original Breakfast House has made quite a name for itself in only five years. This Phoenix diner has seen a meteoric rise since opening in 2013. This unique restaurant is known for putting its own spin on classic breakfast food. You’ll find bold concepts like deep fried French toast and spam and eggs on its menu. The pancakes are no different. Original Breakfast House serves up six types of pancakes, each with their own special twist. You can opt for raspberry chocolate chip, banana pecan, cinnamon roll, and more. Feeling hungry? Try the pancake special. It includes two cakes, bacon or sausage, and two eggs for $10.95.

5. JP Pancake, Gilbert, AZ

JP Pancake may look like just another breakfast place. This restaurant is located in a small strip mall plaza in Gilbert. Take a step inside, however, and you’ll be greeted by the smell of their fresh, oven-baked pancakes. JP Pancake crafts up delicious pancakes topped with fresh fruits and nuts. These fresh pancakes usually take about 20 minutes to make, but it’s well worth the wait. These pancakes are large, tasty, and one of a kind.

6. Original Pancake House, Scottsdale, AZ

It’s no secret that the Original Pancake House serves up quality pancakes. This longstanding establishment was actually founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1953. They’ve since grown to encompass over 100 franchises nationwide. They may have grown, but they still specialize in fresh ingredients and tasty pancakes. You’ll find over a dozen pancake options on their menu. The real highlight is the Dutch Baby. It’s an oven baked pancake served with whipped butter, lemon and powdered sugar. 

7. Joe’s Pancake House, Tucson, AZ

You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy great pancakes. Make a trip to Joe’s Pancake House instead. Joe’s Pancake House is a small, family run establishment that’s been serving the Tucson community for over 30 years. This mom and pop serves up classic American breakfasts at low prices. You can order two pancakes with an egg, bacon or sausage for $2.49. Don’t be fooled by the prices. The pancakes are just as tasty as those found in fancy eateries. Their thick, heavy pancakes come in a short stack with butter, syrup, and your choice of topping. 

8. Breakfast Club, Phoenix and Tuscon, AZ

Breakfast Club isn’t just a classic 80’s flick. It’s also a can’t miss Arizona breakfast and brunch spot. Breakfast Club is where many locals go seeking farm breakfasts, fresh coffee, and sunshine. You’ll find no shortage of people posting up on their patio no matter the day of the week. Really, though, Breakfast Club is all about the pancakes. Their sweet cream pancakes come in regular style or buckwheat. You can also order them “BC style” to include toppings like mixed berries, chocolate chips, or ice cream. 

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9. Henhouse Café, Gilbert and Mesa, AZ

You might not expect a place named Henhouse Café to have great pancakes. Yes, Henhouse Café specializes egg delectable and omelets. But they’re also known for having some really good pancakes. This Gilbert restaurant tops their pancakes with house made maple syrup, powdered sugar, and real butter. Their standard stack of homemade pancakes come with the warning “may cause drowsiness” due to their massive size. Looking for something new? Try their lemon blueberry mascarpone pancakes for a sweet start to the day.

10. Hash Kitchen, Scottsdale, AZ

Hash Kitchen isn’t an ordinary breakfast spot. This Scottsdale hotspot would fit right in with the trendy bars of Old Town. They’re known for their decadent Bloody Marys, mimosa flights, and live DJ. This lively restaurant may be known for its rowdy atmosphere, but it has great food to back it up. Their buttermilk pancakes are some of the best and most creative in the state. You can order up lemon and ricotta, cannoli, cinnamon roll and even Oreo cookie pancakes at this epic breakfast spot.

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