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Richard Walker's Pancake House

520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
+1 619-231-7777
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Ranked #75 of 4,093 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Richard Walker's Pancake House serves award-winning, breakfast and lunch cuisine including the world-famous Baked Apple Pancake as well as a variety of original-style pancakes, crepes, waffles, omelettes, egg dishes, sandwiches and desserts.
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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Decided to have the cinnamon pancake since I was at a pancake house. The most unusual pancake I have ever eaten and it was delicious! Like a thick crepe with caramelized crust. No syrup necessary! Yummy. Beware of the wait. People line for this place. Worth the wait.

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Grand Rapids
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Walked up on a Saturday morning and yes, there was quite a line. But don't worry, it does go quickly. We maybe waited 15-20 mins. And if you're ok with waiting another 20 minutes, order a baked pancake. But plan on sharing with someone. It's huge! Actually, all their portions are generous so come with an appetite! Great food and... More 

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Richard W, Owner at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, we look forward to serving you again! More 

Chestnut Ridge, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the Apple Pancake. It had apples, but it was more like French Toast and apple pie morphed into one. Nothing healthy about it, but so good. Service was good, but this pancake takes a while to bake so don't order it if you're rushed.

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Thanks for the kind words! It was a pleasure serving you. More 

Long Beach, California
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Even on a Monday morning there WILL be a line so be prepared but if you are a small party (4 or less) it moves pretty quickly. I had the strawberry waffle and it was good. My husband had the bacon and cheese omelette and it was ok. They are known for their apple pancakes and pancakes/waffles so I would... More 

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Richard W, Owner at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit Mary. We look forward to serving you again. More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Stumbled upon this place by chance, and had an amazing breakfast with beautiful pancakes. Worth the wait.

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Thanks for the kind words Michael! More 

Atlanta, GA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had been told over and over again we needed to eat here. Informed about how great these baked apple pancakes were. My wife and I split a baked apple pancake and an order of bacon with 2 coffees. $20 or so and it fed the two of us. We didn't have a problem eating the food as the portion... More 

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Sunnyvale, California, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is absolutely amazing. The crepes and pancakes were really really good. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. Btw, I am a vegetarian who's ok with eggs.

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Richard W, Owner at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Thanks Suchit! We look forward to serving you again. More 

Hereford, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Walked into Richard Walker's in La Jolla with no wait. Had great service and excellent food. When in San Diego or Schaumberg this is a "go to" place for us.

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Thank you so much for the kind words! More 

Provo
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298 reviews 298 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I thought Richard Walker's Pancake house was fantastic. Their food is all made fresh and it is very good. I ordered an omelette and it was absolutely wonderful. They are known for their apple dutch pancakes and it lives up to it's reputation. Their kids meals are large and filling for children. The also serve egg scrambles which looked absolutely... More 

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Every time! Why thanks for the fab review. We look forward to serving you again! More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had a short wait to get in, but the food was excellent, and our server was friendly and efficient.

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Thanks Jamie. We had a pleasure serving you! More 

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Additional Information about Richard Walker's Pancake House

Address: 520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-231-7777
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
Cuisine: American

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