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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
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great coffee,great staff and good pancake. Everything that you need in the morning. I ordered the basic pancake with scrambled eggs. The waiters was really friendly and always topping up our coffee. The hashbrown is good but a little too oily for me..but heck,whats a hashbrown if its not oily?! Food : 4 Cleanliness : 4 Staff : 5 Price... More 

Thank Minn Na R
Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was so good we went back the next day! Highly recommend the baked apple pancakes. Delish! Don't fear the line outside. It moves quickly but get there earlier for less of a wait.

Thank gailzer12
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pancake breakfast. I had the German Apple pancake, their specialty and it didn't disappoint. It was fluffy with sweet cinnamon apples baked in. It's like desert. My daughter had the chocolate chip pancakes. Very Large portions so order the half orders on the pancakes. We got the half order and it was still a lot of food. We also... More 

Thank Jill T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There's always a line outside the door! I waited for 45 minutes and it was so worth it! I had the corned beef hash and eggs and my table shared the Pecan, chocolate chip, and a banana pancakes. All of them were delicious! Definitely suggest you try this if you're in the area!

Thank Jason T
Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When we passed by this pancake house, I saw the long line and questioned the waiting time to be seated. Luckily, we made a good decision to stand on a line as the wait was only 5 minutes as they moved the guests very quickly. We ordered Choco Explosion crepe and Santa Fe omelette (option of either toasts or pancakes).... More 

Thank parkreview
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Flew in for the day to watch the Cubs continue towards the playoffs and needed breakfast... Richard Walkers came up.. And boy am I glad it did.. Waited about 10 mins to get In.. Not bad at all... Super attentive staff.. Ordered the Cherry pancakes.. Classic! Plenty of food and they were super yummy! Will be back here for sure!!!

Thank GabeFranchise
Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is worth the wait on a weekend. Nice and clean, pleasant decor and most importantly, great pancakes. They certainly rise above the big chain places.

Thank UA787
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expect a line! They do take your orders while in line. The food is huge! Consider splitting your dish with a friend. Nice staff. Hard workers. Would go again :)

Thank Courtney M
Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pulled up on Saturday morning to discover a wonderful outdoor eating area and nearby cheap parking. My parents recommended the place and I would, too! Can't go wrong with any of the waffles or other fare. Worth a stop on your trip here!

Thank Tara T
Carrboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations are not accepted and lines are long. So, get there early on the weekend and bring a friend or two for sharing. While waiting in the line for 15 to 20 minutes, we saw lots of people unable to eat all their food and asking for a doggie bag. Decide ahead of time what you want to eat, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: 520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101-6701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-231-7777
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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