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Original Pancake House


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner


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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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All reviews brunch dutch baby pancakes german pancake omelette potatoes strawberries excellent breakfast long wait delicious coffee seated right away swiss cheese portions are large the wait staff weekends 49ers
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Get there early...before 9:00 am or there'll be a wait. There is a reason for the wait. Pancakes, Crepes, Omelettes and the Benedicts are all good...can't go wrong. Our standard "go to" are the Spinach with Swiss cheese omelette (w/Pancakes on the side), Cherry Kijafa...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joseph.Pamela D
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with my family and loved the crispy 49ers and meaty thick bacon. Big mistake was ordering the fruit salad. For the price of $5 I received the equivalent of 1/2 banana and four strawberries. That was a real ripoff. This experience...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rohrshack
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

You cannot not go to Poway and not stop here for some delicious coffee and breakfast. It’s been around for so long that it is and always be a part of Poway. Great service though it is on the smaller side so get there early...More

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

Early Sunday morning family breakfast was a real treat . Pancakes , eggs , bacon , potatoes all made right . Ample portions to get you through till the afternoon . Prompt service and attention . One tip go early or expect to wait a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RussV708
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Crowded but high-capacity, with reasonably quick service on a weekday morning. More extensive menu than most pancake places. Lots of parking in a strip mall. Cherry crepes a bit unusual but crab ben. perhaps the most tasty.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

This is an old school family owned restaurant in Poway, anyone who grew up in the area knows of this place and it is so popular that on weekends there is sometimes a very long wait. However the wait the food and service make up...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank vigghtor
Reviewed April 26, 2018

Very good food, nice place, always enjoy with family. But they are always very crowded on weekends and you have to wait for a table.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank scarab130
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

10 of us had breakfast together and everyone was impressed. Omelettes are delicious and huge. German pancake is impressive, and the 49er pancakes are a classic. This is the best breakfast restaurant in the area.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank WEOOZE
Reviewed March 19, 2018

No makes a better breakfast! Their omelettes are so large that they could feed a small country. Their bacon is some of the best I've ever had. I love this place.

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank KevinT1781
Reviewed January 11, 2018

I was craving for a german pancake that I heard they also serve when I was in San Diego. There was a big line up after Christmas...for brunch, I believe they close at 2pm everyday. They have a variety of breakfast menu including the german...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank tripplanner001
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kayla m
March 22, 2016|
Response from JenSDCA | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen any. I can't imagine they do, as the patio is pretty tightly spaced and it wouldn't be safe for the dog or the servers.
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