Stacks Pancake House
Stacks Grand Opening Celebration + initial review
In case you haven’t visited the new Stacks Pancake House (506 Washington) yet, you might want to swing by tonight!
They’re having their “official” grand opening celebration starting at 6:30pm tonight, where you can hob-nob with city officials, Stacks owners, and other curious residents and hungry bystanders.
Along with a Dave Roberts style ribbon cutting and champagne toast, the kitchen will be super-busy pumping out tons of free samples for you to try.
The nearest parking garage is at 3rd and Hudson Streets, and the event runs until around 9pm.
How’s the food and service so far?
I visited Stacks a couple times right after they opened, and tried my usual items along with some dishes I’d normally never order. As far as the aesthetics of the restaurant, I believe they did the best they could, considering the size and layout. Personally, I prefer cushy booth (“diner”) seating, but that wouldn’t be possible in this instance. Seating was comfortable and well made, so I had no real complaints.
Pretty good right off the line!
In my usual “bullet style” format – I present you with my initial opinion of the dishes we tried at Stacks:
- Pancakes: I’ll start off by saying that I’m not a pancake fan. I’m a waffle guy – just prefer the texture. However, I tried the banana chocolate chip pancakes, along with the plain silver dollars, and the flavor made me re-think my long-standing feelings towards pancakes. I still will always order waffles, but the way they stuffed the pancakes with the fruit and other toppings was quite good.
- Waffles: At first, I was highly disappointed, because the dish came out ice-cold. However, they apologized, and brought out a piping hot replacement within minutes. The waffle was delicious (keep in mind this is coming from a waffle-fanatic who loves all waffles, even Eggo).
- Bacon Cheeseburger: My golden rule for reviewing most restaurants is “try the burger – if they screw that simple item up, etc…” and the first time I tried the bacon cheeseburger (which is TWO patties – enormous), I thought it was barely a step above regular diner burgers. Average at best. I told the owners this, and they tried one themselves, and actually agreed. So they immediately switched from pre-made patties to making them fresh themselves. I tried it again a week later, with a marked improvement. Is it the best burger in town? Nope, but definitely much better than the other diners, and a reliable option for the late-night munchies on weekends. Hey, they’re a pancake place!
- Other items: A few other dishes we tasted were the Eggs Benedict “decent, but wish they had different Canadian bacon”; the Pancake Wrap “Massive, interesting, enough to feed TWO people – a novel concept”; Grilled Cheese Sandwich “pretty well done with gobs of cheese, too bad I didn’t order bacon on it. They should use more butter on the bread – we like it greasier”; French Fries “pretty basic fries, something reminds me of the boardwalk?”
Overall, one of the most important aspects for any restaurant or business for that matter – is customer service. The owners of Stacks strive to make their customers happy. And if you’re not satisfied, they will make amends without hesitation. That goes a long way in my opinion. While they work out the kinks with the menu and staff, they’ve been more than accommodating, and are already improving some of the dishes that may have been a little sub-par. I haven’t tried delivery yet, or their 24 hour days (Friday and Saturday nights) – so expect a followup update sometime soon.
What have your experiences been like at Stacks? With lines out the door, it seems like they’re doing something right in Hoboken!
See MENUS and previous updates after the jump!
Stacks 24 hour weekend hours start today!
Hoboken finally gets another all night food option as tonight the first night that Stacks (everyone’s favorite pancake spot) will be open 24 hours.
Moving forward I have confirmed that they’ll be open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays for 24 hours. See everyone there tomorrow night for a late night snack after we hit the bars! And just in case you are wondering, I have also confirmed that the FULL MENU will be available all night along with some late night specialties…. Well great, I am already hungry… see you there!
Rise and Shine, Hoboken – Stacks open today!
At precisely 6:00am – Stacks Pancake House will finally be open. Please head on over and give ’em a taste! I was supposed to sample it yesterday, but my schedule got the best of me. But I was able to snap a shot of the interior, so pick your favorite seat now! (24 hour weekends starts next week)
Will report back later this weekend or next week with a taste report!
Stacks Pancake House Menu Preview
Check out the upcoming Stacks Pancake House menu here!
Seems like the prices are fair, and the selection is diverse. Can’t wait to try it!
Stacks coming in December!
The signage is up, and the anticipation is building for Hoboken’s only Pancake House: Stacks!
More to come later, but news is that they’ll be open 24 hours Thursday through Saturday – and will even be able to deliver 24 hours during those days as well!
A fun new diner / restaurant / pancake house is filling a decent void here in Hoboken soon!
Stacks @ Hoboken – Gobs of Pancakes and more!
Taking the place of Junior’s Papaya, will be “Stacks @ Hoboken,” a new eatery that focuses on the much neglected pancakes in town.
Co-owner Andrew took a few minutes yesterday to give me a quick preview of what’s coming:
- Pancakes will be the main attraction: up to 25 different varieties. Plus Waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, and other breakfast items.
- Also on the menu will be a selection of standard fare, such as burgers, chicken fingers, sliders and more. Even some healthy stuff (egg white wraps, fruit, etc.)
- Interior will be re-arranged (and visually improved) a bit, with more room for diners. Between 50-60 capacity inside, plus outdoors next spring.
- Early openings (6am) for the breakfast lovers, and late night hours Thurs., Fri. and Sat. (quite possibly even 24 hours!)
Here’s the last remaining shots of what the old establishment looked like – expect a nice transformation, and an opening either late October or early November. More to come!