Legendary restaurant in Illinois serves one-of-a-kind pancakes.

Eating Meals In My House Growing Up

People will ask me, what was it like in your house growing up when it came to meals? Did I have a favorite thing that my mother cooked for me?

Young women cooking and testing the food in the kitchen.

My mom will be the first to admit that she was not a good cook. Our meals were pretty simple. There were only three of us so not a lot of food was needed. My dad was actually a really good cook but unfortunately, he did not have the chance to do it very often.


I was also a very picky eater so I did not require any fancy meals. Just keep it simple and I was pretty happy.

Photo by Gábor Szűts on Unsplash
Photo by Gábor Szűts on Unsplash

Favorite Childhood Meal Memory

One of my favorite meal memories as a kid is sometimes my mom had to work on the weekend, so my dad would get up and make me breakfast. It was always pancakes, which were my favorite. I could eat them day and night.

Golden Pancakes
Marie Fields

Restaurant Pancakes Were The Best

If I was lucky to go out to eat for breakfast, I knew one thing for sure. That I would be ordering pancakes. Nothing against my dad's pancakes but something was different about having them at a restaurant.

Stephanie Frey

At a restaurant, there seemed to be different styles of pancakes that I really enjoyed like silver dollar, chocolate chip, and Micky Mouse to just name a couple. I would request them at home but my dad just could not pull it off.


Illinois Restaurant Serves One-Of-A-Kind Pancakes

If you love pancakes, especially creative ones, there is a food road trip that you might want to check out. It is "Ritz's Lil Fryer" in Springfield, Illinois.

According to onlyinyourstate.com,

"No matter what you order, make sure you get yourself a side of custom pancakes."


"The restaurant can make this breakfast treat in just about any shape you can imagine."


"From critters to cartoon characters to modes of transportation, these creative pancakes are truly one-of-a-kind."

Check out some of their delicious creations.

You have to admit, those are all pretty darn amazing. I think Micky Mouse is going to be jealous. Just think what you could have them make for you. Well, not that. Get your mind out of the gutter. For more info, HERE.

You Cannot Visit Illinois Without Trying These 5 Iconic Foods

Welcome to Illinois. While you're here, we're going to make sure you eat well. Not just delicious food, but the most important foods our state offers.

7 Foods You Didn't Know Were Official State Foods of Illinois & Wisconsin

Wisconsin and Illinois' official state foods you probably didn't know about.

20 Unofficial Food Rules People of Illinois Agree On

One of these food rules was broken recently on The Steve Shannon Show. It was a big one. We quickly realized it is one of many 'unofficial' rules.

More From 97 ZOK