Ina's: Chicago, IL
Stanley: New Orleans, LA
Pamela's: Pittsburgh, PA
Pamela's is one of those must-visit institutions in Pittsburgh (there's a framed photo of President Obama near the door from his visit during the 2008 campaign), but the hype is deserved. It’s all about the crazy crispy edges.
Market Lunch: Eastern Market, D.C.
Al's Breakfast: Minneapolis, MN
413 14th Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis MN 55414 (map); 612-331-9991
Maialino: New York, NY
Magnolia Cafe: Austin, TX
2304 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin TX; (map); 512-478-8645;
Polly's Pancake Parlor: Sugar Hill, NH
Note: This is a photo of the take-out box. We couldn't resist eating them while they were hot, and didn't snap a pickcha in time!