Tuck into a perfect stack of buttermilk pancakes at the beloved Capitol Hill diner Glo's. Glo's via Facebook
Today, September 26, is National Pancake Day. Though it may be too late to get breakfast on a weekday, consider this your excuse to dive into a stack of flapjacks doused in maple syrup (or your topping of choice) for dinner, or plot a belated outing for this weekend. We've rounded up some of the most unique and noteworthy hotcakes in town, including Swedish pancakes, Dutch babies, griddle cakes, and more so that you can celebrate accordingly. For more ideas, check out our full food and drink calendar and our guide to Seattle's best breakfast and brunch spots.

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The State Hotel's restaurant serves ricotta pancakes with fresh berries and vanilla anglaise for breakfast.

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Geraldine's Counter
This homey diner in Columbia City has earned a loyal following for its impeccable pancakes. They're always changing—past seasonal specials have included lemon ricotta, pumpkin, and blueberry.
Columbia City

Opened by Gloreen Raineri in 1987, this dependable, shoebox-sized diner always draws lines for its perfectly executed breakfast classics, like their enormous buttermilk pancakes.
Capitol Hill

Happi Yammi
Many a tear was shed when longtime downtown diner Ludi's announced their closure in August—not least because of the brilliantly purple ube pancakes served there on weekends. Fortunately, owner Greg Rosas' daughter Rita Glenister will continue making the pancakes in miniature form for her new pop-up Happi Yammi at street fairs, possibly farmers markets, and other events (to be announced).

The fluffy, golden-brown pancakes at Tom Douglas's Mediterranean-inspired spot come with a side of vanilla mascarpone and pork maple sausage.

Maltby Cafe
The drive is worth it for this Snohomish breakfast destination's signature "Maltby-style" fruit-filled Swedish pancakes with creme fraiche. They've also got classic buttermilk pancakes, which you can get with blueberries or granola and maple pecan butter.

This farmers market fixture is known for its poffertjes, a type of mini Dutch pancake made in a cast-iron griddle. Toppings, which change to highlight seasonal ingredients, range from sweet (seasonal fruit, butter with powdered sugar) to savory (lox, raclette cheese). Find them at the Capitol Hill Farmers Market and other events.

My Sweet Lil Cakes
"So good you'll lick the stick" is the promise of this food truck, which purveys sweet and savory hotcakes on a stick. The unconventional flavors include beer and hickory smoked bacon, cherry-filled chocolate devil's cake, and red velvet buttermilk. You can find them downtown and at various events.

The Pancake Chef
This retro holdover with a fetching yellow-striped awning serves up all manner of pancakes, including crepes, German pancakes, Swedish pancakes, cheese blintzes, and more.

Portage Bay Cafe
Anyone who's been to this enduring brunch favorite knows it's all about the breakfast bar. Order vegan and gluten-free banana pancakes, gluten-free buckwheat pancakes, Swedish pancakes with lingonberry compote, or classic pancakes with organic Bluebird Grain Farms heirloom wheat, then heap your flapjacks with all the seasonal fresh fruit, nuts, and whipped cream your heart desires.
Various locations

Shaker + Spear
The Palladian Hotel's seafood-focused restaurant serves blueberry lemon ricotta pancakes with lemon curd and yogurt for breakfast and brunch.

Skillet's griddle cakes come with seasonal compote, house-made brown sugar syrup, and lemon zest butter.
Various locations

Tilikum Place Cafe
You'll have to book reservations weeks in advance for this wildly popular downtown brunch spot, but it'll all be worth it for their famous Dutch babies, a large, fluffy pancake similar to a popover.