This is the place where people meet and eat great country home-style flavors. Among typical family customers and locals, you will find celebrities, congressional representatives, senators, mayors, and elected governmental officials. This restaurant is known for its large portions of good quality food for moderate and reasonable prices. Country Pancake House and Restaurant offers food choices for everyone serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. With daily lunch and dinner specials that include soup, salad, or fruit cup and often a desert. Back in the late sixties, owners Milan and Nada Pavlovic looked for places to eat, were not satisfied, and were always underserved by the quantity and quality of the food choices around them. Soon enough they created their own restaurant with huge portions to satisfy any appetite; it is frequently said that if customers leave this restaurant hungry it is their own fault!
This family run restaurant always has a member of the Pavlovic family working inside. Despite going to high school, son Nikola works everyday alongside his parents Milan and Nada to help maintain the family feel to this country restaurant. Daughter Natalie can be seen during the hectic weekends helping run the restaurant with her brother and parents.
Over the many years, it is no wonder that this family run restaurant has continually been Zagat rated. It has been listed in Zagat as "Best Bang for your Dining Buck," and "Best Meal Deals." Not only this but the restaurant gets frequent write ups in local and state papers and magazines. It is no wonder their motto is "Home of the Hearty," just take a quick look at the menu or the long lines during the weekends to see why!
The Country Pancake House and Restaurant serves over 100 varieties of pancakes (Zagat rated as "pancakes the size of pizzas"), over 20 different types of French Toast, over 50 versions of Belgian Waffles, endless omelets and eggs benedicts. Not only this but their own creation of an open-faced omelet which they have dubbed the "Country Egg Frittata" also available on top of a waffle.
For lunch and dinner, the menu also consists of over 10 different selections of gourmet salads, diet delights, salad platters, fruit options for vegetarians and vegans among other delicious foods. There are crepes and triple decker club sandwiches, Heroes and traditional favorites. Burgers and chicken dishes can also be found on the menu, along with seafood and various "combo platters." Steaks and Chops are available and different "Pastabilities" and "Stir - Fry Suggestions" can be found. Not to mention the delectable "Eggplant Suggestions."
To drink, there is a fresh juice bar, which is a must! Any customerís creation can be made along with the multiple choices on the menu. Frappes (fresh juices with a scoop of non-fat frozen yogurt) can be made also for those who want a quick cool down from their hectic days or a quick start can be made. Also made daily is the delicious, freshly brewed coffee. Homemade desserts are available every day and Jumbo Muffins are baked daily. Cheese blintzes and a creative children's menu is also available.
The possibilities are endless and the appetites are always pleased. Milan and Nada have accomplished their dream of creating a restaurant where they do not leave hungry from but always pleasantly stuffed. Customers are frequently spotted leaving with large smiles on their faces and doggie bags in hand.
Coming from Bergen County in New Jersey, they now are located at San Marco Plaza in Lakewood Ranch, FL. Take out is available at both locations and addresses can be found below for easier directions!
140 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Take Out: 201.444.8395
8205 Natures Way
San Marco Plaza
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Take Out: 941.361.1117