Lansing’s First Pancake Palace
If we go back to the early1960's, you may remember Sibley's Pancake Palace. Sibley's opened in October of 1961, billing itself as Lansing's first pancake palace.
The restaurant at 4300 N. East St., served 27 varieties of pancakes, six flavors of syrup and whipped butter. Within two weeks of opening, owner Arthur Sibley reported to the Lansing State Journal that it had served more than 11,000 pancakes.
Although it was a national chain, Uncle John's Pancake House delighted the Lansing region when it opened April 2, 1962 on East Grand River Avenue near Frandor.
The Lansing area so loved its Uncle Johns that in its first six months, from April 2, 1962 to Sept. 12, 1962, they served 700,000 lip smackin' pancakes to more than 138,000 guests of all ages.