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IHOP

#695 of 3,829 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    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
scottishtraveller71
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Anaheim CA
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met our friends for brunch who shared a favorite location. Cordially greeted and quickly seated; friendly, accurate, attentive server. Food was "right-on" good. One syrup dispenser handle broke, and quickly replaced.

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Thank Anaheim_Marilyn
Sandy, Utah
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

expect the usual ihop dishes and you'll be satisfied. just another chain restaurant. good for a cheap bite in pacific beach.

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Thank thewench9146
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I love IHOP. But not this one. The chicken fried steak was like shoe leather. The pancakes were gritty. I don't know how that happens. I eat at IHOP for the crepes and they weren't good. To thin and hard. Too much chocolate in the milk.

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Thank Wanda M
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

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 

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Thank Northof54
Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

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

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Thank cfnelson
La Jolla, California
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345 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 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 

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Thank Papafish92037
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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!

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Thank scottishtraveller71
San Diego, California
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

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Thank cwg2001
Victoria
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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.

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Thank C Z
Seattle
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162 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

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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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