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Millbrae Pancake House

1301 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-1410
650-589-2080
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Ranked #3 of 81 restaurants in Millbrae
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Redding, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband loves fried chicken. Very rarely do you find "fried" chicken in any restaurant any more. So he was very happy to get his fried chicken. It was good. It is an old restaurant, little dated. Good service though. In walking distance to the El Rancho Best Western Hotel.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

If you are like me and travel for business, your company may insist that you use the corporate card for ALL expenses as mine does. So, keep in mind that this place does not accept AMEX. other than that, the food is good, the service attentive and the place is clean. Worth a shot.

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Millbrae, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best pancakes, best eggs, best bacon, best coffee, it's a great place to get breakfast for the family and out-of-town visitors. Be prepared for the noise level, and it's starting to look its age, but the food and service are both good, and the servers are as friendly as can be.

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Lansing, Mi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great place, and great value. Friendly staff, who are quick, efficient and ready to serve you a great home-made type breakfast.

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Burlingame, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, the service is quick and the food is good. A local landmark, you deserve to go at least once for your bucket list! Chicken fried steak is excellent and it's pretty hard to screw up eggs and toast. Even the steak dinner was pretty darn good for a breakfast place. Give it a try!

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Rossville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you are looking for one of the best breakfast options, the Millbrae Pancake House is it. I took a group of eight, we tried a variety of breakfast items and everyone was well pleased with the food. Service was good, a bit slow but understandable considering every table was occupied. I'll go back anytime I'm in the area.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed at a hotel close to this restaurant for an evening before a flight. Had read good reviews so decided to try it. Arrived a little before 6pm on a Thursday night and only six tables were occupied. Very fast service and food was OK but nothing special. I had a French Dip and the meat was tender but... More

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Gates Mills, OH
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stopped here before taking a long flight home. The restaurant is older, very basic and seems like a throwback to a 1960's pancake house. The man who seated us was very pleasant and our waitress was no-nonsense, efficient and good. Sourdough toast was excellent. The jams were too basic (Smucker's flavored pectin - strawberry or grape) and didn't hold... More

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Millbrae, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good n plenty. Parking can be a problem when they are busy. Generally good service. Traditional corner diner, an anchor in the community.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This place is always crowded, loud and busy. There is usually always a wait to be seated line out the door it's a popular spot been around for years. They seat you pretty fast even with the lines. The food is great and you are served very fast. I always order the omelets no matter what time of day it... More

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