426 Jersey Ave.
Jersey City, N.J. 07302
It can be argued that the perfect breakfast must include pancakes. While on a quest to find some of the best pancakes, I stumbled upon the Brownstone diner in Jersey City which is far and above one of the best pancake houses in the country. According to brownstonediner.com, N.J. monthly Magazine voted Brownstone the best pancakes in the state of New Jersey. They where also visited by the Food Networks, Diners, Drive Ins & Dives. I am sold!
Pancake houses have stood in this location for many years and Brownstone diner is the most recent occupant of the space. And they have been there for quite some time. The staff is amazing and they will remember you after one maybe two visits. There can be a wait for a table sometimes but it moves quickly and is worth your time. Parking can be tight also so plan accordingly. Pricing is definitely on the low to moderate side, and considering the amount of food you get it’s an amazing deal.
Maybe the reason Brownstone has the best pancakes is their secret recipe. Rumor has it that it has never been written down anywhere and is only passed on verbally through the family. Whatever they do they without question have the best pancakes. You can never go wrong with the old fashioned butter milks. If you go with something like the queen combo you get a full stack with corned beef hash, three eggs, and one beef sausage. All of that only costs about ten dollars. If that isn’t enough you can go with one of Brownstone’s famous pancake wraps. Like say the country breakfast wrap. Are you ready? Eggs, sausage, potatoes, and American cheese wrapped in an over sized pancake. When you come here you are leaving quite full. There is also about 30 to 40 specialty pancakes to choose from. And to wash it all down their coffee is quite good as well.
If you are ever in or near the Jersey City Area you must visit the Brownstone Diner. They definitely serve up the best pancakes in one of the best pancake houses.