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“Don't eat here!”

Griddle in the Middle
Ranked #15 of 36 Restaurants in Meredith
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: With a Griddle in the Middle of every table and a creative menu of toppings, you are your own chef! All you can eat pancakes (all day) along with sides, omelets, French toast and more. For lunch we have create-your-own grilled cheese, soups and salads. Fun for the whole family!
1 review
“Don't eat here!”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

The bottom line is that YOU MAKE YOUR OWN BREAKFAST! The cost was very overpriced for our family of seven. The topping portions were very small. My husband ordered "the big breakfast" which came with the worst home fries ever. The waitress was very pleasant and enthusiastic. They added a 20% gratuity on automatically,.... even though we had to cook our own eggs, pancakes, and rewarm our side dishes. Honestly, my children had a much better experience and meal at the diner down the road.

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English first
Lancaster, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Awesome Place for Breakfast!!!!”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

A great place to go for breakfast, guaranteed to have a ton of fun. This is an all you can eat pancake house which has a recessed griddle in the middle of all the tables. You choose your toppings for the pancakes that you will be making at your table. Toppings range from fresh fruit, chocolate chips, candy, ice cream, whip cream, etc. The choices are endless! The wait staff beings you the raw batter and everything you need to cook with at your table. If you are not interested in pancakes they also offer eggs, French toast, variety of meat and home fries. The meat and home fries are cooked in the kitchen and then delivered to your table. You cook your own eggs on the griddle at the table. Very fun for the kids. They even give the kids chef hats to wear! Highly recommend!

  • Visited July 2012
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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Memorable Interactive Breakfast Fun!!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

My wife and I consider our visit to 'Griddle in the Middle' on our recent 4th of July trip to Lake Winnipesaukee, to be a highlight of fun, food and laughter.
Japanese style steakhouse pancake and egg griddle in the middle of your personal table and YOU your party get to cook them yourselves.... pick to toppings... blueberries, strawberries and REAL maple syrup...AND make a cheese omelet of your choice to boot...
Kudos to Jim Goren of JB Scoops for creating this inventive, fun and memorable eating experience. ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES at a low price!!!!!

  • Visited July 2012
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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome vacation fun!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Looking for a fun place for breakfast or brunch? Griddle in the Middle is it! The name says it all-each table has a griddle in the middle where diners flip their own pancakes and create custom omelets. The all you can eat pancake batter is delicious and the egg batter and fixin's are great too! Add-ons for the pancakes like blueberries or chocolate chips add to the fun. The service is awesome and we even met the owner, Jim, who is quite a character (don't miss his ice cream place down the street, J. B. Scoops). We'd go back to Griddle in the Middle in a heartbeat!

  • Visited July 2012
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great new concept for breakfast and lunch!”
Reviewed July 5, 2012 via mobile

I wish I had thought of this idea. This is an all you can eat pancake house with a very wide variety of topping's from blueberries and chocolate chips to ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream and almost anything in between. Here is the fun part... All the tables have an electric griddle recessed in the middle. When your seated, the waitress turns it on. You choose your topping's and the raw batter and topping's are brought to you along with tongs and a spatula. Cooking spray is at the table, now go to work. You make the pancakes right at your table the way you like them. There are also eggs, meats, toast, homefries, French toast and much more available too. Very fun for the kids. I have 3 and they loved it. Prices are very good for what you get. They just need to invest in a good a/c system. It gets quite hot on a hot summer day sitting around a hot griddle for an hour or more.

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