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Richard Walker's Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101-6701
+1 619-231-7777
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Kitimat
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw the block long line up for this restaurant on Sunday, and thought that it would be a good place for pancakes, and it is as we found out after waiting half an hour Thursday morning. But just stick to the pancakes, because they are really good. The French toast and eggs were ok, and the coffee was passable.... More 

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Hampshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast in this great pancake restaurant. Opens from 6.30 to 2.30 daily serving all sorts of pancakes and other breakfast foods in Downtown Sweet and savoury is not really my thing but it was certainly good Service was excellent and the owner took the trouble to introduce himself to us which was nice of him Recommended

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Cologne, Germany
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always love going here. Food is good. Waiters are super friendly. And the prices are really good aswell.

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Federal Way, Washington
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407 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place reminds me of the original pancake house and I love them. So this is my new go to place in downtown breakfast here was fantastic. The only thing I would complain about was a side of bacon is only 3 pieces but it is really good bacon.... just charge more and give 4 pieces that is the standard.... More 

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Thank chefjeff60
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a party of 18 and we waiting about 30 mins to get a table. The food was out of this world! The server was super nice..even after finding out that we needed our bill split 13 different ways. Would recommend to any sports teams looking for a great team breakfast!

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Elk Grove, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a family breakfast here before leaving town. The wait was maybe 15 minutes and it was thanksgiving weekend. We had a party of 8 people of various ages the youngest is 11 yrs. the food was amazing and we didn't have to wait to long. Kids loved the hot chocolate and service was pleasant and not rushed. My husband... More 

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1 Thank Angeljer
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hi, We are glad you were able to have an amazing meal at Richard Walker's. Please come again soon with the family. Richard Walker More 

Lafayette, California
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is conveniently located near the Convention Center. The restaurant is very small, but well worth the 30 minute wait. The line moves rather quickly. You will not be disappointed with their hearty breakfast options. Treat yourself to the Apple Pancake...a truly wondrous and joyful romp through "pancakedom." And, while you're at it the German Pancake should not be... More 

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1 Thank NachaLibre
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed the Baked Apple Pancake. Please come again. Richard Walker More 

Nassau, New York
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked right in and sat down on a weekday morning, but we did see a line when we passed by a bit later on another morning. Pancakes were delicious, as were the eggs and omelets. Portions are good, prices a bit on the high side. Be clear when you order - my wife's mushroom and onion omelet arrived sans onions!... More 

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Thank 78chevy
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hi, We are so glad to read you had a great breakfast. Sounds quite yummy pancakes delicious and eggs were spot on. Great advice on parking. Please come again. Richard Walker More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a family because we had heard wonderful reviews for years. When we walked in one server got mad because we were blocking the door but instead of directing us where to go he just snapped at us to get out of the way. We should have left then but we stuck it out. Another server directed... More 

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1 Thank Moxiegrl
Richard W, Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hello Moxie, sorry for your experience. I will talk to my servers about being more attentive and sensitive to my customers. Thank you for your feed back. Sincerely, Richard Walker More 

Canton, Georgia
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91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not really and apple or a pancake lover. However the Apple Pancake at Richard Walker's is my favorite thing in all of San Diego. If you are even remotely close you have to stop by and get one. I loved it so much I went back the next day and got another one. It's a hearty Pancake. Not light... More 

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Thank DustinKane
Richard W, Public Relations Manager at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this review

Hi, Well, if we made you a fan we are really happy. So happy to read that you enjoyed the Baked Apple Pancake. Please come back again soon. Richard Walker More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101-6701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-231-7777
Description
Richard Walker's Pancake House serves award-winning, breakfast and lunch cuisine including the world-famous Baked Apple Pancake as well as a variety of original-style pancakes, crepes, waffles, omelettes, egg dishes, sandwiches and desserts.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?