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Original Pancake House

#502 of 3,833 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3906 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3724
+1 858-565-1740
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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San Marcos, California, United States
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

was not impressed. with the food Too much money for just pancakes. Everything seem to be ala cart, The service was also very slow and not that firlendly

Thank Dara M
San Diego, California
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

I am cheating. This is my go to place for lunch. When I am home, I usually eat lunch here 2-3 times per week. Why? Because it rules. Ingredients. Everything that they use is fresh. High quality. Eggs are large. Did I mention fresh? The only problem for me is that I am locked into one item from March to... More 

Thank Jon S
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

What can I say. Its pancakes. If you have to have them go here and get a big stack or two. Pile on the butter and syrup. Enjoy. Repeat as needed.

Thank zzjosephzz
Long Beach
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

I love this place and always try to stop by. All of these restaurants have the same menu, but their execution is a little different. I had the potato pancakes and corned beef hash. Excellent!!!! So good. Love the applesauce and sour cream they give you. The pancakes are huge and delicious. Get there early if you don't want to... More 

Thank Janettwopoint0
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

After I tried their Dutch Baby pancake, I've never ordered anything else! Their eggs are particularly fresh!

Thank Gail W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

I've been a loyal OPH customer since the early 90s This place is a treat each and every time I visit. It's expensive, it's vanilla wrapper and it's a wait at the door, BUT the food and coffee make all that inconsequential! Menu items that I'm drooling over as I type this: 1. Full size German Pancake (There is a... More 

Thank Omnivore92127
Phoenix, Arizona
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

The wait for seating moved fairly quickly on a weekend morning. The German Pancake was excellent! The menu a little overpriced for breakfast, but you can't find German Pancakes everywhere. The service was a bit slow and lacking on the drink refills, but understandable since they were very busy.

Thank Winter_Grrl
Chandler, Arizona
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

Husband and I hit San Diego on July 3rd for the holiday. After grabning our rental car at the airport, we searched for a nearby breakfast place that had good pancakes. Not far off was the Original Pancake House, so we decided to go for it. The parking lot was crowded at 11AM as expected. We waited about 5 minutes... More 

Thank Joeysdoll
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

There is almost ALWAYS a wait - even on weekdays - and it's more expensive than it should be, but the coffee is ADDICTIVE and the food is very, very good. They don't offer "fake" eggs, which is really unfortunate, but it is definitely the best breakfast in San Diego... (In the Clairemont area, though, not near downtown - or... More 

Thank YiayiaMouse
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

FanTastic! Customer service great, all food fresh, a little pricy but it is worth the treat.

Thank J-Salinsky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3906 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-565-1740
If you've never tried The Original Pancake House®, you're long over-due. And if you're already a regular, then you know what we're talking about. Come by and experience the flavor, the atmosphere, the attention to quality and service, and the ultimate breakfast favorite for San Diegans for nearly 30 years!

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