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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Fabulous and filling breakfast

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
alliecat2842
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Olney, Maryland
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Chula Vista, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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176 reviews 176 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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259 reviews 259 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

If you are looking for a meal that will give you enough leftovers for another meal, then you've found the place. Large menu and breakfast served all day will satisfy anyone looking for comfort food. We always order a breakfast, the garden scramble is my favorite. One of the side options is pancakes, which are about eight inches in diameter... More 

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Torrance CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

While doing business in National City we decided to have lunch. We used our GPS and had lots of choices. The GPS Called it "Jimmy's" but we found the place at the address listed as we followed the GPS's directions. We arrived about 12:45 and the first thing I noticed is that the place could use some fresh paint. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?