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The Pancake House

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1000 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5843
(619) 442-8947
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The food is mediocre, the service was terrible, and our plastic water glass and fork were dirty. Gross! The waitress insisted on where we were to sit, though there were many places to choose from. Then she hovered over us so that she would get our order. We felt rushed and she made it clear she wanted our order right... More 

Thank C S
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I've eaten here about 6 times. They have average coffee shop food. Service is mediocre at best. Not a friendly welcoming restaurant for a neighborhood coffee shop.

Thank ToppingTravel
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Typical diner breakfast. Not a lot of flexibility in ordering off menu. Results in getting more food than you wanted. We tried sweet pot pancakes and regular buttermilk. Country pot could have been a bit crisper. A 3 is fair.

Thank Eric K
El Cajon, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I love this place and all the people here! Try the quesadilla omelette which is to die for. And the all you can eat fish is consistantly a must have for my husband! Reliable, reasonable good food and Breakfast served all day. Yum!

Thank michellemybelle58
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food use to be good but lately everything seems to come out of a can. Food all taste the same. It too bad, use to be the place to go meet for breakfast.

Thank Crystal B
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were in town for a golf tournament ad wanted breakfast for dinner...drove around and found the Pancake House, "let's try it!" Great service from the moment we walked in until we paid and said "good night..." Menu had almost anything you could think of and what the three of us ordered was Delicious! Nice to find a place with... More 

Thank EricaM2
Veradale, Washington, United States
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I placed an order to go; the order arrived perfectly and very timely. While waiting, I had a great conversation with the staff. The restaurant was clean, prices great and the food.....just like home!

Thank MargaretBST
El Cajon, California
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247 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The Pancake House in El Cajon Ca. is a great place to enjoy a great meal at a great price. A great wise man once told me " To find a great restaurant in any town, just ask, where do the locals eat ? " This restaurant has been in El Cajon forever, and is filled full of locals, because... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
El Cajon, California
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104 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My visit was aq bad one. 10 Mins to get waited on, Long wait for tea refills and food. The Waitress wasnt very nice, and the cashier was rude to anyone attempting to use their "groupons" Seem the owner ignored what they agreed to when accepting Groupons" and have told the staff to not use them the way it reads,... More 

Thank Mike M
san Diego
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148 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Used a Groupon for this restaurant just to try it out.Was pleasantly surprised at the quality and quantity of food.Been there twice and bought a gift certificate for my dad for father's day.People were personable and really made you feel at home.

Thank sanDiegoTrippy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5843
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: (619) 442-8947

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?