Pancakes & bacon. Bacon & pancakes. Oh, Glorious Bacon.

Blueberry Pancakes! With warm maple butter. Oh yeah!

Blueberry Pancakes! With warm maple butter. Oh yeah!

There are many spots in NYC that can be described as a guilty pleasure. I have made it a mission to experience as many as I can. My taste buds love it, while my waist line, liver, and arteries hate me. Being a foodie one can describe NYC as living in gastronomical orgasmic bliss. This is my taste adventure at Clinton St. Baking Company not too long ago.

The pancake and sugar cured bacon orgy is beyond gluttonous belief!

It makes life worth living. It makes rainbows in the sky. It’s better than puppies and kittens. I want to bath in it. I want to make love to it. I actually shed a tear when I finished eating it.


So much has been written and reviewed about Clinton St. Baking Company, and much of the praise is highly deserved, along with the lambasting of the dreaded long lines and eternal wait to finally get a seat in this place. I thought I would be smart and go here on Wednesday late afternoon on my vacation during Christmas week. Alas, the line gods were kind to us and we only had to wait about 30 minutes before scoring a table around 3PM. The waiter handed us a menu, but I laughed and scoffed at this feeble attempt to persuade me to veer off my mission of the one thing that is a must-order when visiting this establishment for the first time –

Blueberry Pancakes and Sugar Cured Bacon!

Now, I have had many pancakes over my lifetime across many different states, and I must say these are made by the hands of angels with baby’s tears. When I saw this plate placed in front of me I took a deep breath and heard mermaids singing. Three thick gorgeous looking pancakes with a tremendous amount of blueberries sitting on top in the middle, and a light dusting of powdered sugar sprinkled over it. Can it get better? Yes, it can! These pancakes of Heaven are accompanied by their own house Warm Maple Butter syrup. Just a terrific taste sensation as a bite of pancake melts on your tongue mixed with warm blueberry and maple butter syrup. It’s so cozy and warm feeling you wish you were eating this in a cabin in front of a roaring fireplace.

Sugar Cured Bacon - OMG!

Sugar Cured Bacon – OMG!

Oh, oh, oh, that bacon. A side order of sugar cured bacon will make all your problems go away. With each sugary sweet bite I envisioned fairies fluttering by and leprechauns bouncing around with pots of gold. Prepared just the right way with a coating of liquid sugar shimmering over each piece and cooked to a nice crispiness. How can anyone not like bacon I don’t know. This is amazing.

(Also, this song comes to mind whenever I think about this place) –

A spicy Bloody Mary is good anytime! Especially w/brunch!

A spicy Bloody Mary is good anytime! Especially w/brunch!



Since we were on vacation we had to also order some brunch drinks – Clinton St. Bloody Mary’s. Served in tall glasses with a spicy house bloody mary mix, celery stalk, and a good amount of vodka. A perfect libation to help wash down this meal of joy. Overall, this feast is worth every penny, along with the ridiculous wait at times if one is up for it.




Oh, and kids, make sure to order your own bacon. I will cut your hand off if you try to snag a piece of mine. Really, I will stab you.


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45 Responses to Pancakes & bacon. Bacon & pancakes. Oh, Glorious Bacon.

  1. The Guy

    Now pancakes I can do, although maybe it’ll put to waste all that healthy eating I’ve done recently.

    I just can’t get my head around your concept of sugar cured bacon! Why do you have to put sugar on it? Another thing, as Brit I much prefer our style of bacon. We never quite took to US bacon. If you have chance to try British bacon you’ll understand what I mean.

    Now, back to those lovely pancakes:

    Where do the one legged waiters work? IHOP.
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  2. Lanthie

    I just love pancakes! It is the one thing I craved when I was pregnant. This all looks so yummy! With or without the bacon.

  3. GK Adams

    You sure know how to tempt people! Thanks for making my mouth water. Again.
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  4. Candied bacon is da Bomb!!! I made it for a party and my fiancee was like, Uh.. do we have to do that (a health nut), but then everyone was bonkers and it was the buzz of the party! LOL!

    I hate you for making me hungry right now….
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  5. Lauren

    Damn you! I’m eating frozen turkey tetrazzini for lunch.
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  6. P.J.

    OK, seriously… yum! I try and visit NYC a few times a year and I think on one of my next trips I must check this place out. This looks — and sounds — divine!
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    • filbio310 says:

      Hey PJ!

      Thanks for dropping by my blog!

      This is a terrific place to eat but the best bet is to go for an early dinner time meal. Brunch on weekends is crazy crowded with long waits. Mid-week at dinner time is good, plus you can order breakfast for dinner too!

      Please sign up for email to get all my updates. I appreciate the comment!
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  7. Carica

    O-M-freakin G! That looks delish! Seriously, it looks blissful and I must find this Clinton St. Once again, Thank you!

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  8. Everything is always better with bacon 🙂 Yum to the pancakes and bacon, now I’m hungry!
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  9. Holli

    Bacon rocks and pancakes should never be eaten alone without it!
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  10. Jean

    Yum! OMG, I am sold by those blueberries. You really have an eye for these food places. Call the Food Network, yo!

    But… sugar-cured bacon? Sounds a little weird to me. As long as it doesn’t have a heavy smokey flavor it’s probably good, but that’s what I keep thinking about. Sugar+Smoke=odd. Bloody Mary looks amazing!
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  11. Kate

    I love bacon, pancakes and blueberries, but have never eaten them together – I have going to have to now, looks amazing!

    Have a lovely day.

    Kate x
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  12. Holly J says:

    GIVE ME PANCAKES!! They look so plump and I love when places are generous with the fruit!
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  13. Kisty


    Bacon pancakes~ Bacon pancakes~
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  14. Monique

    Clinton Street Baking Co makes the best pancakes! Period. I always arrive a few minutes after dinner service begins and never have to wait. Its around 6pm that it starts to get stupid in there. Its soo small. I cant justify dining in those conditions. unless the meal was free…
    And bacon. I am picky about my bacon. This bacon is boss. IHOP bacon is ass.
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  15. That Adventure Time song is amazing.
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  16. Rachel

    Who doesn’t love bacon?! Although I always have the debate with myself at brunch: bacon or sausage? If the bacon is floppy I do not enjoy it!
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  17. Tree

    They look like HEAVEN!! Give me bacon, bacon, and more bacon! YUM!
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  18. Emily

    You might decide to no longer be my bloggy pal after I say this but here goes…. I don’t like bacon. In fact I don’t like pork and don’t really eat a lot of meat.

    If you’re still reading this and haven’t completely choked on your bloody mary you should know that I absolutely love the idea of those pancakes!
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  19. Matt Harvath

    The perfect Breakfast! Here in Iowa, we have bacon bloody marys. Add that to the breakfast and you can’t go wrong (And you will probably have a heart attack in 10 to 15 years, but it will be worth it!
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