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Richard Walker's Pancake House

909 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4131
+1 858-459-8800
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“crepes” (41 reviews)
“german pancake” (20 reviews)
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Cafe, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
909 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4131
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Watch out!!! Check keep your bill until you make sure you were charged the right ammount. People working there altered our bill and charged us more than the tip and total we signed in. We contacted the owner gave all details of the visit with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jon H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time to eat here lots of different selections for breakfast, classic egg dishes, baked omelette sand of course pancakes, waffles and crepes. Go with family or friends can’t beat the meals. And good coffee fun watching what the half and half does when you...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just left. Arrived before the rush, no line outside yet and seated on patio. After 15 minutes tried to get the attention of three different servers and no one acknowledged. Horrible experience and will not be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rchrishall
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best breakfast places we have ever visited, anywhere. The portions were generous, the wait staff was attentive, the prices were reasonable, the variety of choices was broad and everything was delicious. Particular compliments on the apple & cinnamon baked pancake, the mandarin...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Levi4G
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Read reviews about this place so we decided to try in. Arrived at 8am Sunday mornings. 50 people in line out in the street.... knew it must be good. All in all it’s very affordable, well decorated inside... kinda class, clean, very efficient and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank A9697FBianl
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Good food, friendly service. Advertised at our hotel. Been around a long time. Pancake & waffle choices were plenty.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mora1234
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I had always heard of the Richard Walker’s Pancake House downtown, and was happy to see them open a venue in La Jolla. Sunday mornings lead to lines out the door, which is always a good sign for the food inside the doors!! Pancakes, waffles,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We went to this restaurant because it was close to our hotel, it looked clean and had excellent ratings on Trip Advertiser. It did not disappoint. The portions were huge (we could have split my baked Mediterranean omelette), but it tasted so good I ate...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 710kristiea
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was convenient to our hotel, The Grand Colonial and we ate there twice during our three day trip to La Jolla. The pancakes and omelets were delicious as was the coffee. But the real standouts were the entire wait staff. Friendly, accommodating, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed September 25, 2018

My nephew's wedding the day before was quite the party. I apparently enjoyed myself because there are shaming videos to prove it. Darn cell phones. But we had to eat breakfast and Richard Walker's was luckily across from the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 470scotta
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March 27, 2015|
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Response from oscarandrafikismom | Reviewed this property |
no, they do not take reservations. It can get busy on the weekend, but the line goes quickly. Worth the wait.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4131
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-459-8800
Since 1948, the Walker family name has become synonymous with quality family dining. The family has since perfected its reputation for outstanding gourmet pancakes and breakfasts. We offer a large variety of gourmet breakfast and lunch items, including pancakes, crepes, waffles, omelettes, Belgian waffles, and more! Richard Walker’s starts with the finest blend of whole Prime Roasted Coffee beans sourced from Central America with all its sealed-in flavor intact. Then, we ground just enough for each pot of coffee – one pot at a time. That rich, full-bodied flavor and aroma is retained in the freshly ground coffee itself. From there, it’s only a matter of a minute from the whole bean to a cup of the best coffee you have ever tasted.
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