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There’s nothing particularly complex about pancakes. They’re just flour, baking powder, salt, milk, and eggs — and on average, each serving costs about a quarter. So instead of paying massive markup prices at your favorite flapjack restaurant, you’re going to want to track down all-you-can-eat pancakes promotions.
We know who’s serving up endless pancakes, when they do it, and for how much. Now these dining deals are only available in person, so you’re gonna have to put on pants.
Looking for more ways to save on pancakes? We’ve found ways to save at IHOP — and yes, kids eat free at IHOP — as well as how to get Denny’s discounts.
Here’s how you can find all-you-can-eat pancakes near you:
1. IHOP All You Can Eat Pancakes are available near the beginning of the year.
The IHOP All You Can Eat Pancake deal is available at least once a year around National Pancake Day (in 2023, National Pancake Day is on Feb. 21). These all-you-can-eat pancake promotions last for at least a month.
There have been different versions of this deal; sometimes you just pay a fee for the endless pancakes; other times, you have to purchase a combo meal (the cheapest being the 2 x 2 x 2 for $10.99).
Here’s when they offered this deal in the past:
- Jan. 13, 2022: AYCE Pancakes for $5.99
- March 16, 2021: AYCE Pancakes with the purchase of a combo
- Jan. 2, 2020: AYCE Pancakes with the purchase of a combo
- March 1, 2019: AYCE Pancakes with the purchase of an omelet
- Jan. 3, 2019: AYCE Pancakes with the purchase of a combo
- Jan. 2, 2018: AYCE Pancakes for $3.99
TIP: On National Pancake Day, IHOP gives out a free short stack (three pancakes) for free — that’s a $7.99 value.
2. Endless Breakfast at Denny’s includes all-you-can-eat pancakes in the spring.
The Endless Breakfast deal at Denny’s is offered in the weeks leading up to Endless Breakfast Day (May 23). You can expect to spend $6.99 for endless pancakes, eggs, and hash browns. Some locations offer the deal for $8.99, so make sure to check your local Denny’s for the most accurate information.
We first got this deal in 2022, but we expect to see it again in 2023. Last year it was offered from March 28 to May 23, 2022.
3. Golden Corral always offers all-you-can-eat pancakes for $7.99 – $10.49.
Golden Corral is one of the few buffet chain restaurants that offers breakfast. From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., you’ll be able to hit their breakfast buffet, which includes all-you-can-eat pancakes.
The all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast costs $10.29 per person from Monday to Friday and $10.49 per person from Saturday to Sunday. Kids cost between $7.99 and $8.99.
Breakfast items and prices are different depending on location because they are individually owned. Make sure to check your local Golden Corral to see if they’re offering those deals.
4. Shoney’s buffet offers all-you-can-eat pancakes for breakfast.
Shoney’s has another buffet with all-you-can-eat breakfast (including pancakes) from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Prices differ from location to location, but we’ve seen prices range from $10.99 to $13.99. Make sure to check your local Shoney’s to get more details on their all-you-can-eat pancakes.