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1756 South Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
310-543-9875
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just Good Food

This unusual restaurant that is open for only breakfast and lunch does a great business. The selections, food and service are all very good.....as is the service. Almost always a wait outside before you can get seated and the noise level is way too high! I think this may be a sign of great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
LouisTWeintraub
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Redondo Beach, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Redondo Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This unusual restaurant that is open for only breakfast and lunch does a great business. The selections, food and service are all very good.....as is the service. Almost always a wait outside before you can get seated and the noise level is way too high! I think this may be a sign of great success.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

What can I say - Pancakes in almost every flavor. The only "problem" is you have to be REALLY hungry. There is almost TOO much !!!

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Okay, this place is a little Spartan breakfast house with the fluffist tastiest omelettes ever! Pancakes are yummy, yummy. Service is great. Lots of older folks frequent the place as there is good value coupled with good food. If you are staying at the Best Western it is just 100 yards away

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Los Angeles, Ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We, my family and I have been coming to this place for breakfast for many, many years. We live near Marina del Rey, so it is a bit of a drive for us, but still, it is worth it. This past Sunday, we got there late and had to wait for 45 minutes. After being seated, we ordered our favs;... More 

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Southern California
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427 reviews 427 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Maybe it is the way Anaheim is setup or maybe it is the chefs but I found this location to be good and the service to be excellent but there is something missing from this location. It just feels so generic but you don't come here for the ambiance you come for the food. This place delivers that and has... More 

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Berkeley, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Harried, ineffective, surly waitress - quite literally as bad a server as any I've ever experienced. Terrible food - weak, bitter coffee; sourdough pancakes served at room temperature and so tough that they barely yielded to a knife and fork. We were a group of five and various portions of our meals arrived at the table over about a ten... More 

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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Your breakfast at the Original Pancake House in Redondo Beach might rock your world, but only if the stars align. You have to order the right thing, and hope for the right server. In my book, that's a bad recipe for a restaurant. The dutch baby and apple pancake are reliably good. The sourdough pancakes are tough enough to strengthen... More 

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Anaheim, CA
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397 reviews 397 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We came here on a Monday, and unlike a weekend, you can get a table right away at 11:30am. We sat right behind the cashier, which is not the most strategic place for 2 reasons: 1- patrons who are paying their checks literally stand next to you and your table, as they wait in line to pay 2- we had... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

How can a breakfast joint have such bad coffee. Can anyone else taste that weird flavor? My potato pancakes were raw. They brought me more and they were burnt. The funny thing was, the burnt parts were hidden under the pancake above it. It could not have been an oversight, as they were quite notably black. We had bad experiences... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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441 reviews 441 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This location is the only Original Pancake House I've been to, and I've eaten here at most seven or eight times in the last 20 years. There's always a wait, but it's usually not that bad. (Once you've waited two hours to have dumplings at Din Tai Fung, the wait at Original Pancake House will seem like nothing.) As most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1756 South Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redondo Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-543-9875

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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