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1900 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950-3703
619-477-3197
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Non-chain option between San Diego and Chula Vista

Staying in Chula Vista for a week and a half, and going into San Diego every day, I was unhappy with the the generic chain restaurants in Chula Vista, almost all in shopping centers and malls. I decided to try Family House for breakfast. After that I became a regular customer for breakfast and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Staying in Chula Vista for a week and a half, and going into San Diego every day, I was unhappy with the the generic chain restaurants in Chula Vista, almost all in shopping centers and malls. I decided to try Family House for breakfast. After that I became a regular customer for breakfast and twice for dinner. This is diner... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good breakfast and lunch stop. My son wanted to eat here every day! Large portions. Service was OK. We ate here while staying nearby at the Clarion Hotel National City.

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This family run restaurant is as good as it gets! So much better than the chain restaurants that you see. The location is great - right off of the 805. Lots of parking! The menu selection is wonderful. The specials everyday also include senior specials. You can order breakfast all day. They have a lot of regular customers. Give it... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

I don't care what any other review says, these people "own" breakfast! I've been a hotel an restaurant GM for over 30 years. We pulled off the interstate with low expectations and had the best meal "huge" in days. When we were driving home and had to to Hwy 5 and not the hwyb 805 for a return meal by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Ive been a customer for almost 20 years, but lately yhe service seems to be going down hill on the evening. Our last few visits the staff seems like they rather be somewhere else and its your fault their not. Our last vist was around 8pm on a fri evening only about 5 people in the entire place, the young... More 

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Olney, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stumbled into Family House of Pancakes for breakfast while seeing what was around National City. We arrived around 9am on a Sunday and it was packed. I ordered the veggie burrito and my brother the seafood omelet. I could not believe the portions! Mine looked like a burrito log! But the food was quite good. My burrito was chalk-full... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

this is my favorite place for breakfast great service they do get busy get there by 9 am they have the best pancakes i have ever had and there omelettes are huge and good

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Anything that you order is delicious and super-sized!!!! The place is a little older but they are pumping breakfast real early and real good. If you are ever by National City you need to stop by and have breakfast. You will love it.

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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This restaurant is known for it's large portions. Although, the food tends to be bland at times... the portions are huge. I highly recommend their breakfast selection. The pancakes, omelettes, and Eggs Benedict are delicious. The Club House Sandwich is a great value and is a winner! The breakfast burrito could satisfy the biggest appetites out there. The staff is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

If your a raider fan don't eat here they taint your food. I will never eat here again. I was not rude or unfriendly but I got the cold shoulder from our sever

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Additional Information about Family House of Pancakes

Address: 1900 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950-3703
Phone Number: 619-477-3197
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950-3703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: 619-477-3197
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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