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Richard Walker's Pancake House

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520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-231-7777
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Richard Walker's Pancake House serves award-winning, breakfast and lunch...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
SUPER BREAKFAST

Had breakfast here on our last full day in San Diego. We should have gone here sooner and I am sure we would have eaten here more than once. Was 2 adults & 2 teenage kids and bill averaged $10. per person. Two of us got 1/2 orders of pancakes that were more than enough for our meal. Food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Eagle River, Wisconsin, United States
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Eagle River, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast here on our last full day in San Diego. We should have gone here sooner and I am sure we would have eaten here more than once. Was 2 adults & 2 teenage kids and bill averaged $10. per person. Two of us got 1/2 orders of pancakes that were more than enough for our meal. Food was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Was VERY hesitant to wait this long for breakfast...especially in the heat but this was one of the best breakfasts I have had in all my travels. You can't go there and not try the Apple Pancakes. Unbelievable. I will go back every time I am in Dan Diego!!

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed breakfast here on vacation and can say we agree with the positive reviews. It was very delicious! I enjoyed the great, thick bacon and melt-in-your-mouth apple pancake, both of which hit the spot. My family also ordered a BLT, french toast, and eggs/bacon plate. Their hashbrowns were crispy and delicious, along with everything else. Portions were so huge... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

On our San Diego trip this week, I was not going to leave this time without trying this very recommended by locals restaurant. By coming in after 12 noon on a Tuesday, we did not have to wait in the anticipated line, but were seated inside quickly. The service was excellent and attentive. The restaurant was spotless.... Really spotless. The... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Very happy with my meal - liked the Gluten Free pancakes, and the bacon was fantastic! Really good service too! Would definitely go here again.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Richard Walker's knows what breakfast means. Great food and service! The coffee is delicious. Go for the German Baby, great has browns and you can get them well done. Always a line but worth the wait. Go early have a great breakfast and stroll around San Diego!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Yes I am yelling because this place gets me excited enough to scream and dance. I love a great breakfast and this place had it all. First, be willing to wait in line for a half an hour or so as it is a VERY popular place. That said, it is worth every second you wait! I had the baked... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place was excellent. Don't be put off by the host at the door. The rest of the wait staff was friendly and attentive. We ordered the bacon and eggs plate with the buttermilk pancakes and the ham and eggs with hashbrowns. The eggs were the best I have ever had. I don't know what they do, but the taste... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As we approached we could see the line with about 30 people waiting to get seated. This is always a good sign! The queue moved quickly and only took 20 mins to get seated. Food was great. Pancakes & crepes were fantastic- I had sausage & eggs which were only average but what was I thinking? Highly recommended and a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Bacon and apple pancake are the best, omelets are pretty yummy too. Overpriced however I'll still go back. Get there early to avoid the line.

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-231-7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

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.
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

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