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Richard Walker's Pancake House

520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101-6701
+1 619-231-7777
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
520 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101-6701
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There was a que outside waiting to get in. Never have I had to wait for a breakfast, but sure worth it. Had pancakes for breakfast. They were amazing. Coffee was nice and had many cups of it. Also glutein free options available, that was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 536nickel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very satisfied with our breakfast. Shared the pancake flight. Very good. Busy spot we arrived before 8 on a week day, didn’t have to wait, but when we left there was a lineup. Coffee was good and they kept it coming. Would go...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank seymorepe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although there was a line outside, they managed it very smoothly and quickly. The service and food is marvellous, I would definitely come back.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this by our hotel reception, and thought we would give it a try. We were a little disappointed to see a long line outside (Sunday), but actually it moves fast and we waited less than 20 minutes. Obviously pancakes are the signature...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Loz97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went here for breakfast. My wife and I split a ham and cheese omelette and an apple pancake. The portions are large. The food and service are great. The coffee is good and keeps flowing. This is a great breakfast location.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank luv2travel076
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hear there is often a line to get it but the food was really outstanding. We got there before 9:00 and walked right in. I had the banana crepes...amazing. The Apple pancake kept being delivered to tables and looked awesome. Best sausage I ever...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nanums
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here before, and avoided the wait by going on a weekday morning when no convention was in town. There were many inviting choices on the menu, but I went with the spinach crepes, which did not disappoint. The portion was huge and would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Herbert G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely breakfast on an early Monday morning. Clean though small restaurant has seating inside or outside. They have German pancakes, or you could even order a Dutch baby. The Apple pancake was huge! Omelet was tasty & moist. The only downside is my clothes smell...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FarmRunner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a place the food here is fantastic, but join the que if there is a que it’s good that’s my moto and it works for this place. Portions are huge and lovely just go 🇺🇸🇺🇸

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t mean to say that eating here wasn’t a good idea. I had a good breakfast and was served by well-trained and efficient staff. The bacon was exceptional, and my silver dollar pancakes hit the spot. But this place is tiny, and tables are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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September 7, 2018|
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Response from amisrn1 | Reviewed this property |
No, they’re fluffy and moist!
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Self parking at walking distances. No valet service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
Since 1948, the Walker family name has become synonymous with quality family dining. The family has since perfected its reputation for outstanding gourmet pancakes and breakfasts. We offer a large variety of gourmet breakfast and lunch items, including pancakes, crepes, waffles, omelettes, Belgian waffles, and more! Richard Walker’s starts with the finest blend of whole Prime Roasted Coffee beans sourced from Central America with all its sealed-in flavor intact. Then, we ground just enough for each pot of coffee – one pot at a time. That rich, full-bodied flavor and aroma is retained in the freshly ground coffee itself. From there, it’s only a matter of a minute from the whole bean to a cup of the best coffee you have ever tasted.
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