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Original Pancake House

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3906 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3724
858-565-1740
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch
Description: If you've never tried The Original Pancake House®, you're long over-due...
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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  • 31
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
LOVED this restaurant!

We arrived here after a long day and it being a Sunday, we had about a 30 minute wait but it went quickly. My husband ordered the Irish Omelette and loved it. I ordered Bacon, Eggs and Pancakes and loved it. Endless refills of coffee and it was great! Will return!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
Sue4605
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Omaha, Nebraska
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The food here is high quality and the service is always great. It is a great value relative to other restaurants that serve this quality of food. I would definitely recommend it!

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san diego
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I really don't understand why there is a long line for breakfast. It's overpriced and food was not that great. I mean it's ok, but since it's always crowded I was expecting something better.

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Malibu, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great breakfasts and oh my those pancakes are excellent. Yes this is part of a chain, but it doesn't feel like it. Solidly prepared food with top notch ingredients. Real butter, real maple syrup. The pancake options are nearly endless. Just about any way you could possibly want a pancake, they will fix you up.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We all know that the Original Pancake House serves pancakes that are about as good as you can get - anywhere. But did you know that they offer half-portions on their pancakes as well as many of their other items? That is great news for those folks, like me, whose eyes are usually larger than their stomachs. And their half-sizes... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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153 reviews 153 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We arrived here after a long day and it being a Sunday, we had about a 30 minute wait but it went quickly. My husband ordered the Irish Omelette and loved it. I ordered Bacon, Eggs and Pancakes and loved it. Endless refills of coffee and it was great! Will return!

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Marino, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have never eat such delicious thing. This pancake's house is fantastic , I will came back surely . The service was very good

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San Diego, California, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've been going to the original pancake house for a long time I love their chocolate chip pancakes I did not realize that you can get any omelette and it comes with pancakes for a little extra you can make it the chocolate chip pancakes I love! Get there early there usually is a wait and they don't take reservations.

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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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18 reviews 18 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3906 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-565-1740

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Family Fare

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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