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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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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Most amazing pancakes! We also had an omelet but would recommend the pancakes over the omelet. Service was ok - not the friendliest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Most amazing pancakes! We also had an omelet but would recommend the pancakes over the omelet. Service was ok - not the friendliest.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The pancakes were perfect and moist. I live a pretty healthy lifestyle and my cheat meals typically revolve around pancakes so I can honestly say they were amazing. If I'm ever back in SD I'm most certainly getting the The Apple Pancakes because they looked and smelled amazing after I made my order. The Mediterranean Omelette was exceptional. The line... More 

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North Wildwood NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The apple pancakes were excellent. The baked omelettes were also tremendous. What held this reviewer back was the German pancake. It was moist, light, and filling; but the advertised lemon was scant.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Holy moly! I was told that we had to visit this restaurant while in San Diego, and I have to say it is a must-do! The food was flavorful and creative. The plates were HUGE - we didn't come close to eating half od what we ordered. Our baked apple pancakes and Pig in a New Car were amazing. In... More 

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you had a very enjoyable experience. Pigs in a new car is great meal!Always reassuring to read reviews on how great the service was. We want our customers to feel like they are at home. Please come again. Cheers, RW Restaurants More 

Federal Way, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There will be a line outside--stand in it! Because we were a table of two, we got seated quickly. My husband had the Dutch pancake, and it came with instructions on how to eat it. We ate outside on the sidewalk, and though it was cramped it was a great atmosphere. Friendly, fast service--a win all the way!

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hi, The Dutch pancake is an eating experience isn't it? Great to know your experience was pleasant. We pride ourselves on delivering fast and great service. A wonderful meal is always memoriable. Please come back again soon. Cheers, RW Restaurants More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

we ate here today - took about 30 minutes of waiting in line but the service and food were fantastic! we had the bad pancake w broccoli tomato and cheese, the chocolate pancake (we liked the regular ones better) and the kids 123 meal - perfect!

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hi, Glad you had a great experience! Thanks for taking the time to write a review.The chocolate pancakes are good being in the mood for them makes it all the more better. Nice to know you enjoyed the pancakes. Please come again. Cheers, RW Restaurants More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Excellent food. Excellent service. What more can you say or want.The coffee was so very good. They said it was a special blend it made for the restaurant . The menu will leave you speechless and the bill will take your breath away. Haha little joke there.

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hello We are pleased to read the food was excellent. We strive for excellent service and glad to hear we delivered. Coffee is and important part of the meal so happy to read you enjoyed it. Please come again. Cheers, RW Restaurants More 

Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Line moves fast. Pancakes are good. Close to seaport village and hotels and better than hotel breakfast.... As long as you want breakfast. Line was about 35 people long and took 25 minutes.

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for coming to our restaurant and for taking the time to write a review. We are glad to hear the line moves fast and that you enjoyed your pancakes. Please come again. Cheers, RW Restaurants More 

Denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was walking around the area when I saw the line. I stopped and decided it must be good. The line went quickly and they are very efficient in here. I had the raspberry crepes which were good. For 11 they might have had a heartier portion.

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hello, Glad to hear the long line was a catalyst for you coming into the restaurant. I had the raspberry crepes which were good. This is great feedback thanks for taking the time to write. Please come again. Cheers, RW Restaurants More 

Loveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Yes, you will probably have to wait in line, something I rarely will do. Yet, I will gladly wait in line to eat at Richard Walker's Pancake House It's a must do if you are visiting San Diego. The family in line in front of us, gave us the inside tract! Thanks! The restaurant provides an outside stand to purchase... More 

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Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hello, We are so glad to hear your travels brought you to the restaurant. Great insightful tips in your review. Someone at the table must order the Baked Apple Pancakes. It's huge, plenty to share amongst several.The bacon is peppered and crisp. The omelets and also huge. Omelets are pretty huge and tasty. Please come again. Cheers, RW Restaurants More 

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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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