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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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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2013
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Veradale, Washington, United States
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San Diego, California
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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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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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Veradale, Washington, United States
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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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El Cajon, California
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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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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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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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San Diego, California
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 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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San Diego, CA
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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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