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The Dose: Where to get your pancake fix in Denton

The Dose: Where to get your pancake fix in Denton

February 18
01:42 2016

Haley Yates | Staff Writer


Elementary school taught us there are five food groups essential to our health and well-being.

But one thing the public health system failed to elaborate on is soul food.

I’m not talking about your mama’s homemade chicken pot pies or Grammy’s creole crawfish étouffée – I’m talking about pancakes.

Pancakes are an overlooked, happy food that should be consumed at least once a week, if not more. We’ve scoped out the best places in Denton to nourish your soul and satisfy the food pyramid.

Dix Coney Island

Dix is a new addition to the Square and offers both breakfast and dinner foods 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can get your standard buttery flapjack at this joint, or you could opt for their signature chicken in a blanket. It’s exactly what it sounds like: chicken strips cut into pieces and folded into a giant pancake. When the server places the plate in front of your starving face, you may question whether ketchup or syrup should be drizzled over the masterpiece.

Syrup is the obvious answer, and the sticky sweetness perfectly compliments the chicken.

Seven Mile Café

Seven Mile is a quaint café residing in an old church and offers upscale breakfast yums. This is the place to go when you need a pancake fix but can’t decide what flavors you want in your mouth. Its pancakes are made from scratch, and it has flavors like red velvet, cinnamon roll and peanut butter chocolate. Can’t decide? Seven Mile has a sampler plate where you can pick your three favorite flavors.

You absolutely cannot get the sampler plate without trying the “s’moreo” pancake – melted gooey marshmallow fluff spread into a chocolate chip pancake with Oreo and graham cracker crumbles on top. Enough said.

Old West Café

Old West Café does not have pancakes. It has slapjacks.

I do not know how the two differ, or what the hell a slapjack is, but I do know they are damn good.

At Old West, you can get all sorts of goodies on your slaps. Stuff them with fresh blueberries or chocolate chips, or slather them in whipped cream or peanut butter syrup. Old West also has crumbled sausage cakes on the menu, but that honestly sounds like a tummy explosion waiting to happen.

Featured Image: The Chicken in a Blanket at Dix Coney Island has chicken strip pieces folded into a warm pancake. Haley Yates | Staff Photographer

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