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The Pancake House

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1000 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 442-8947
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6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Waitstaff

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  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of my absoute favorites!

I love this place and all the people here! Try the quesadilla omelette which is to die for. And the all you can eat fish is consistantly a must have for my husband! Reliable, reasonable good food and Breakfast served all day. Yum!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
michellemybelle58
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El Cajon, California
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El Cajon, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I love this place and all the people here! Try the quesadilla omelette which is to die for. And the all you can eat fish is consistantly a must have for my husband! Reliable, reasonable good food and Breakfast served all day. Yum!

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Thank michellemybelle58
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food use to be good but lately everything seems to come out of a can. Food all taste the same. It too bad, use to be the place to go meet for breakfast.

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Thank Crystal B
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were in town for a golf tournament ad wanted breakfast for dinner...drove around and found the Pancake House, "let's try it!" Great service from the moment we walked in until we paid and said "good night..." Menu had almost anything you could think of and what the three of us ordered was Delicious! Nice to find a place with... More 

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Thank EricaM2
Veradale, Washington, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I placed an order to go; the order arrived perfectly and very timely. While waiting, I had a great conversation with the staff. The restaurant was clean, prices great and the food.....just like home!

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Thank MargaretBST
El Cajon, California
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190 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The Pancake House in El Cajon Ca. is a great place to enjoy a great meal at a great price. A great wise man once told me " To find a great restaurant in any town, just ask, where do the locals eat ? " This restaurant has been in El Cajon forever, and is filled full of locals, because... More 

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Thank grandslamhomer
El Cajon, California
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My visit was aq bad one. 10 Mins to get waited on, Long wait for tea refills and food. The Waitress wasnt very nice, and the cashier was rude to anyone attempting to use their "groupons" Seem the owner ignored what they agreed to when accepting Groupons" and have told the staff to not use them the way it reads,... More 

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Thank Mike M
san Diego
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137 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Used a Groupon for this restaurant just to try it out.Was pleasantly surprised at the quality and quantity of food.Been there twice and bought a gift certificate for my dad for father's day.People were personable and really made you feel at home.

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Thank sanDiegoTrippy
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

I've been to Pancake House a few times with my family and it really does deliver. It's a lot like an IHOP, except it's owned, staffed, and patronized by local El Cajonians. It gets crowded on Sundays but they can still handle the crowds. We love supporting local businesses and this one makes it easy.

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1 Thank Lughead
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

We love to come here because we get treated always right, and even though the food takes almost for ever is worth the wait.

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Thank Chiquitit4
San Diego, CA
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I love pancake house in el cajon. The breakfast is very good the portions are large and they usually have some great specials. The cowboy omelet is delicious. I have ordered the lunch their once and it was no so good. I have not tried their dinner so I cannot comment on it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: (619) 442-8947
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm

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