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Richard Walker's Pancake House

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520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101-6701
+1 619-231-7777
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came here for breakfast with my husband and 2 friends. We had to wait in line but it was definitely worth the wait! The employees are super friendly and the service is efficient. One of my friends is vegetarian and I have food allergies but they have options there for everyone, including gluten free! Unfortunately, I'm allergic to peanuts,... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had to wait in line for about 20 minutes which seems to be the norm. After 11 AM it seemed to slow down a bit. Excellent food and service. If you can agree on a meal sharing should definitely be a thought, as the meals are quite generous.

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Thank CountryMouse2007
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The GF pancakes with kijafa cherry compote hit the spot! Bacon was satisfyingly charred. Prompt and friendly service.

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Thank DCmomics
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They were busy the day we decide to go always a good sign when a place is busy despite the fact that we waited a while the pancakes were delicious

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hamilton, on, canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One breakfast is enough for two people. Great food We waited just 3 minutes for a table. It was worth it. The clue it was good was the line

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Fishers, Indiana
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103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This menu is similar to the Original Pancake House restaurant chains out east and that is not a bad thing. The coffee is quite good and refills were plentiful. We ordered the veggie omelette which was baked and was delicious. We also got sides of turkey sausage and split these as well. This was a very good place to eat... More 

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las vegas, NV
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to eat here based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. We decided to split an omelette since we read the portions were large. I'm so glad we shared our food because there is no way I could have eaten an entire omelette by myself. Upon arrival we were immediately seated and service was fast and the... More 

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marshall, MI USA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want excellent breakfast made with quality ingredients, you won't be disappointed. The baked pecan pancake was a sinful pleasure and the one let's are super light and fluffy. Service is perfect. Coffee with real cream delicious.

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Thank tammy_varvatos
Kelowna, Canada
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be ready to wait in line (not too long) but it is certainly worth the wait. Pancakes and french toast were both amazing. Lots of food, fast and efficient service. You can order a short stack if these plates look too big for your start to the day!

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Penryn, California
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Believe me, breakfast is my thing - and this place it a 10! I visit this place every time I am in San Diego: and consider a trip just for breakfast when airfare is cheap. There is often a short line to get in - but don't worry - it goes fast. Everything is good here... They have some rare... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?