by Wildcat Dianne
January 6, 2003
Mom and I went to the Pancake House today for breakfast for the first time since the new restaurant opened. It was not very busy at 9:30am, and the hostess seated us immediately in a huge booth near the window. There was an old milk jug of ice water that reminded Mom and I of when we used to have our milk delivered in glass jugs when we were living in Rhode Island. The decor is very rustic, nostalgic, and colorful.
We were immediately given tea and coffee by the hostess, and our waitress came over shortly afterwards to take our order. She was courteous and quick. Mom ordered a huge buttermilk pancake with kielbasa and hash browns. I ordered the Potato Batter Pancake. About 15 minutes later, our food arrived on huge plates and huge portions that overflowed our plates. Mom gave me half of her huge hash brown serving, and our waitress refilled our tea and coffee. The food was delicious and very, very filling. Mom could not finish her pancake, and I was surprised that I ate both of my potato pancakes and got up from my seat afterwards.
If you decide to go to the Pancake House when you visit McCall, make sure you get there early. They are open from 6am to 2pm for breakfast and lunch and from 4-9pm for dinner, seven days a week. The Pancake House is very busy on the weekends, during Winter Carnival, and all through the summer. When I drive by the Pancake House on Saturdays and Sundays, I can sometimes see the line to be seated all the way out on the porch. After breakfast, lunch, or dinner, don't miss checking out the Christmas Shop in the restaurant for that special Christmas ornament or gift.
From journal McCall Winter Carnival