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Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Kate’s Pancake House

Kate’s Pancake House is located at 102 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. Kate’s is open seven days a week. Hours are 6:30am to 1:00pm. Kate’s is open every season, from March to October and closes for the winter, from November to February. For more information, call Kate’s Pancake House at (910) 458-FOOD or check them out on Facebook.

If you live on the island or nearby in Wilmington and you’ve never been to Kate’s Pancake House, you are surely missing out on one of Pleasure Island’s hottest breakfast and lunch destinations.
The restaurant was opened in August of 2004 and is getting ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary, this year. Kate’s Pancake House is a family restaurant in every sense of the word. Kate’s is owned and operated by Kate Weiss, along with the help of her daughter, Shannon, and granddaughter, Aislinn, who is arguably the “youngest hostess in training,” at only three years old. If the food doesn’t put a smile on your face, she surely will. Kate’s Pancake House serves all your breakfast favorites and classics, like eggs and omelets, as well as some other dishes you may have never tried or even heard of. Pancakes, as the name implies, are a specialty of Kate’s and they offer a wide variety of flavors and combinations. Some of their more crafty culinary creations include; banana nut pancakes, smores pancakes, oreo pancakes, death by chocolate and of course, the ever popular, sweet potato pancakes. Kate’s is also well known for some of their other dishes, such as their eggs benedict, which comes in a variety of different styles and their delicious omelets, which come in over a dozen different combinations and are steadily growing in popularity. Kate’s can also accommodate vegans and vegetarians and offers some healthier menu items like the “Little Pink Tofu Skillet,” egg whites and beaters and Kate’s healthy pancakes. For lunch there are burgers, club sandwiches, salads and more, and there is a kids menu available for breakfast and lunch. Kate’s proudly serves all fresh produce, like their strawberries, which are bought locally.
Kate’s is currently involved with a charity called, Little Pink Houses of Hope. After every meal, you will have an option to round up the dollar amount of your check and the difference will go to benefit the foundation. Little Pink Houses of Hope is a charity that helps breast cancer survivors and their families by “offering opportunities for survivors to reconnect and celebrate life and creating hopeful experiences through fostering loving relationships in a non-judgmental environment.” Kate is a member of the Board of Directors for Little Pink Houses of Hope.   Kate’s will be hosting the Pleasure Island Little Pink Picnic, on Wednesday, April 30th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, as the families of Little Pink Houses of Hope will be on retreat on the island. They will be serving free lunch for all those in attendance, with items such as, hot dogs and salads. There will be live musical entertainment for the adults, with local musician, Curtis Harris.
For the kids, there will be a bouncy house and it’s rumored that the pink fire truck will be making an appearance. Kate and her staff ask you to come out and get to know them, if you don’t already, and show your support for this worthy cause. For more information about Little Pink Houses of Hope, visit their website at www.littlepink.org.      
So, come on in to Kate’s for some delicious breakfast and you’ll become part of the family in no time. If you have been to Kate’s, you’ve probably noticed the beautiful driftwood artworks, done by local artist, Shaw Lackey. Kate would like to remind everyone that the works are not for sale and are part of her personal collection, but you are welcome to look as long as you’d like. Kate’s Pancake House is located at 102 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. Kate’s is open seven days a week. Hours are 6:30am to 1:00pm. Kate’s is open every season, from March to October and closes for the winter, from November to February. For more information, call Kate’s Pancake House at (910) 458-FOOD or check them out on Facebook.