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Original Pancake House

3906 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3724
858-565-1740
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Ranked #870 of 4,053 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: If you've never tried The Original Pancake House®, you're long over-due. And if you're already a regular, then you know what we're talking about. Come by and experience the flavor, the atmosphere, the attention to quality and service, and the ultimate breakfast favorite for San Diegans for nearly 30 years!
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: If you've never tried The Original Pancake House®, you're long over-due. And if you're already a regular, then you know what we're talking about. Come by and experience the flavor, the atmosphere, the attention to quality and service, and the ultimate breakfast favorite for San Diegans for nearly 30 years!
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were planning to go here for breakfast but were running late so it ended up being brunch. We were seated straight away and offered drinks. Their were constant refills of coffee, which is great if you drink it black. I really enjoyed their whipped cream for the coffee, very different for me being from Australia. We didn't have to... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We visited during the lunch hour as we were doing a late breakfast. The food was amazing ( French toast, chocolate chips pancakes, bacon, sausage patties, buttermilk pancakes were ordered). Portions are very large which we were not aware of so we each ordered a full portion and sides. The service we had was very slow. Our waitress took our... More

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited on a Tuesday morning and got seated right away. Ordered a half order of cherry crapes and potato pancakes. Both were delicious and loved the crispy-edged potato pancakes. Tasty cherry crapes piled high w/cherries-not too sweet or tart. Need to come back to try their other pancake varieties. Pricey too.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Really good food. German pancake is a must. Really long wait to be seated. Seriously waited almost two hours.

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Pinon Hills
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

What can you say, pancakes, omlettes and waffles. Great for the kids and as an adult I enjoyed it. Very good service. Try it and ignore the Trip advisor complainers that are quick to fuss about every little thing.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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203 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We came because my husband was craving a baked apple pancake. His pancake was okay. It was very heavy and kind of doughy. I ordered pecan pancakes. I expected really good pancakes since this is a pancake house and supposedly they specialize in pancakes. There were 6 pancakes on the plate, they were not light and fluffy like good pancakes... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Both my husband and I visited this location twice. The first time the pancakes weren't done and had to be sent back. We figured this was a mistake and visited again. On the second visit, we again had to send the pancakes back for not being cooked through. There's nothing worse than receiving pancakes with the dough still runny. Yuck!!!... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was an incredible find!! The breakfast here was absolutely amazing!!! Everything was fresh and hot and the service was great!!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

A San Diego natives favourite. It's worth finding this breakfast haven. Superb breakfast selection. A super clean & tidy setting, busy and fun.

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San Diego, California
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155 reviews 155 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I like The Original Pancake House because it's dependable. There are OPH's in other locations and this one is like the others. The menu is the same, the food is the same, and the people are friendly. Sure, the pancakes and other breakfast options aren't the best tasting ever, but it hits the spot and for the price, it tastes... More

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