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For 80 years, Village Inn has been giving breakfast-for-dinner lovers an excuse to eat scratch-made buttermilk pancakes after the sun goes down. The first Village Inn Pancake House was opened in Denver, Colorado in 1958 by James Mola and Merton Anderson, and it became such a popular destination that they began franchising in 1961. Three decades of breakfast later, they acquired Poppin' Fresh Pies from Pillsbury and started making The Best Pie in America. A few years after that, they dropped the "Pancake House" from the name as they created a lunch and dinner menu to add to their stellar breakfast and pie options. Their pies are prize-winners, and are celebrated weekly with Free Pie Wednesday. Don't let the name fool you, Village Inn is a restaurant with a full menu and faithful regulars, but you can't sleep there.

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