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#793 of 3,915 Restaurants in San Diego
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Pacific Beach
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856 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 274-9764
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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast hit the spot!

Went here for 2 days in a row as the kids just loved the breakfast. service was very good...the breakfast sampler ensured I did not have to eat for the rest of the day!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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English first
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I were looking for a quick lunch while out exploring around downtown San Diego. It started raining and we popped into the IHOP. Service was do it yourself and the food was mediocre at best.Our expectations were not very high but we were still disappointed. The staff could not have cared less about us or if we... More 

Thank Northof54
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in a hurry, had great service, perfect food and great start to the day. Very clean and great views of the area.

Thank cfnelson
La Jolla, California
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345 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Chain restaurants, such as Ihop, seem to be going by the wayside. But at an Ihop you know EXACTLY what you are getting.... and that is typically well prepared breakfasts and sandwiches. At this Pacific Beach Ihop the servers were especially well trained. They were att3entive, friendly, and did what they could to make easting here a wonderful experience. The... More 

Thank Papafish92037
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went here for 2 days in a row as the kids just loved the breakfast. service was very good...the breakfast sampler ensured I did not have to eat for the rest of the day!

Thank scottishtraveller71
San Diego, California
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129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nothing beats having IHOP pancakes with breakfast. It's good, fast and you don't have to do anything but enjoy. We put this on our calendar at least four or five times a year. And it is reasonable for the quality and service.

Thank cwg2001
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

If you'd like your weekly alotment of sugar and salt in one sitting, this place is where to go .. .that being said, it's our vice on holidays at least once each visit to the USA.

Thank C Z
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Typically I would not think that an Ihop would be a good restaurant to review but for this Ihop I am making an exception. Out for an early morning walk we decided to stop in for breakfast. This Ihop was immaculate. Service was good. Breakfast selection provided me with a nice choice of a vegetable omelet. I did find the... More 

Thank crosscountrytraveler
York Haven, Pennsylvania
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169 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I've been in IHOPs in various parts fo the country and hae never been let down. San Diego was no exception. our server Brenda was very nice and had a great sense of humor. The food was very good and the place was spotless. Another great IHOP breakfast.

Thank Gary S
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Breakfast nicely prepared and adequate, enough choice for all 4 of us (2 couples). No less expensive than hotel dining room though.

Thank Heather P
San Diego, California
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you've heard of IHOP's "Pancake Revolution," this PB IHOP location has NOT.When you join, IHOP sends you an e-mailed welcome reward for a free pancake breakfast.Terrific, until we attempted to use the reward.As soon as we were seated, I showed the waitress our printouts of our reward e-mails.She immediately told us that we were only able to order the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 856 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: (858) 274-9764

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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