Penn Yan, New York: World's Largest Pancake Griddle

27 feet across. Used in 1987 to cook the world's largest pancake. Now hung on the side of a building as a photo-op.

Birkett Mills

Address:
163 Main St., Penn Yan, NY
Directions:
Birkett Mills. On the southeast corner of Hwy 54/Main St. and Seneca St.
Phone:
315-536-3311
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World's Largest Pancake Griddle

I ate this thing! The batter was mixed in a (clean) cement mixer, and poured into the griddle (I think it had a metal lip) and heated over a large fire pit. When it was time for flipping, a matching-sized griddle was placed and secured on top and the thing was flipped with a crane. The "pancake" was more like a 4 inch tall square of cake, served with syrup.

[Jennifer Wright, 10/11/2013]
Birkett Mills: Cradle of Buckwheat

The Birkett Mills is the world's largest manufacturer of buckwheat products, established and in continual operation since 1797. It's on Main Street and easy to find, as there are only two blocks to the downtown on Main Street.

[ken morse, 04/27/2013]

Birkett Mills is better known to us as the home of a self-proclaimed World's Largest Pancake Griddle.

World Record Pancake Griddle. World's Largest Pancake Griddle

It's not at 163 Main, it's just down the road at the actual Birkett Mills. You won't be able to miss it though!

[Matthew, 01/24/2010]

September 21, 1987 -- when the 22+ ft. wide pancake from this griddle shook the world.

World's Largest Pancake Griddle

Great photo op - not much to support this great sight. Griddle is easy to find but tough to get lined up for group shot, given that it's displayed in a loading dock area... Attached to historic mill that's not functioning or even accessible other than to view. Was great fun to add to list.

[Rich V, 01/05/2009]

It's 27 feet in diameter. In 1987 the town used the griddle to cook the world's largest pancake, but it appears to have been retired since then.

World's Largest Pancake Griddle

On the side of The Birkett Mills building resides the griddle used to cook the world's largest pancake. It is displayed prominently, with a sign covering the surface of the griddle. Quite an impressive size, too! Who ate this thing?

[Susie Hume, 05/26/2007]

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