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Richard Walker's Pancake House

520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101-6701 (Downtown)
(619) 231-7777
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Ranked #65 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dublin, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you love pancakes and are hungry as a horse this place is for you! I don't think I've ever seen a bigger breakfast in my life. Although I'm not a huge eater, my wife and I split an order and still couldn't finish. The quality of the food is very good and so was the service. They have both... More

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our hotel recommended RW's and we visited on our first morning in San Diego. The menu offers an extensive choice of breakfast favorites as well as some innovative other dishes. My wife had the french toast and I had one of the tasty egg dishes, both were excellent. Best to get there early or around ten as you can end... More

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Sicilia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We tried this place once during our vacation in San Diego and we came back before leaving. We had to get in line in order to sit, but when we were inside we understood why. The staff is friendly and quick, music is lovely and coffee is delicious and refilled all the time. And pancakes are... awesome! We tried the... More

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Winton, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

First time at this popular place. We had to wait about 20 minutes but the food was well worth the wait. Service was exceptional. I had the banana pancakes they were so yummy. The syrup is heated which makes it taste that much better. Will definitely go back next time I'm in the area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This branch of a small family chain of restaurants is conveniently located near the San Diego bayfront, Gaslamp district and convention area. The menu has an incredible array of choices, the service is quick (although there are often lines out the front during typical breakfast times), and the food is very good.

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Aurora, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Some of the best pancakes we have ever had. We ate at the La Jolla location and would definitely recommend eating there...just not on a Sunday as the line ups go on forever.

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Sacramento, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We showed up with a party of twelve. We discovered that this is a small place but after an hour wait they were able to seat us all together. Very thoughtful. They let us order while in line and when we sat down the food was there in five minutes. The pancakes were very good. The syrup was as thin... More

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Every year for comic-con we make a point to stop here at least one morning for breakfast. Best pancakes I've ever had! Fast service!!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Richard Walker's is hands-down, my favorite breakfast location in the US. Anytime I have a San Diego layover and time permits, I will walk down the RW's for breakfast and coffee. The omelets are absolutely delicious, the pancakes melt in your mouth, and the coffee is even delicious. Just be sure to go early, because the restaurant is rather small,... More

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usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I asked for scrambled eggs, nothing special, the bread taste like old oil, the orange juice is not fresh but the price is like fresh orange juice, nothing special to come back again , the service I say that they try to be nice but took so long for scrambled eggs, bad experience, I won't come back and I won't... More

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