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Original Pancake House

3906 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3724
+1 858-565-1740
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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3906 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3724
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service. Piecemeal delivery of all ordered items. Pancakes were definitely tasty, but the sausage patties were disappointing. Not sure about a second visit.

Thank BrianMillerSantee
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I go to this local restaurant whenever in the area around breakfast time. It is one of the last pure pancakes and waffles place. This time I had French Toast. Really yummy. They serve Boyd's coffee... My favorite morning brew. Walked out full and satisfied...More

Thank DudefromCalifornia
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

It was a busy Saturday and there were dozen of groups all around but we were seated within minutes. I got the Irish omelette and a stack of chocolate pancakes!!! So stinking delicious! It’s a little bit more expensive than I had thought but the...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I've been here 3 times now and it's about the same result really good food, but before I can eat it I have to consume 3 cups of coffee and even a water. It's not that they aren't busy and are just slow. But it's...More

Thank Elaine F
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have many favorites: Swedish pancakes and German pancakes! The food is AMAZING and the service is A+. This is a MUST if you're in San Diego!!!!!

Thank Hobarto
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Food and friendliness deserve a 5+. Bacon and potato pancakes were some of the best we’ve had. Portions were huge. Very good place, but it was a little slow - we were there for an hour. Definitely worth the wait though!

Thank Oscar N Barbara Z
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Arrived a bit before 9 a.m. And it was busy. We didn't wait long for a table and were quickly provided our drinks. This is a pancake house, so if they aren't your thing then don't complain. Crepes, pancakes and a very large Dutch Baby...More

Thank Kona93
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Great place for breakfast!! Food was very good and our server was very attentive. Went back the next morning just for, coffee to go, and to my surprise, coffee on the house. The cashier, Stoney, was so pleasant, greeted and smiled. I would recommend this...More

Thank domsgirl
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Our party of 4 had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. This is a VERY busy place with great food, so it is worth the wait. After we were seated, the line became even longer and people were waiting outside for a table....More

Thank Kriss M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Variety of pancakes to chose from. Had to go with a customer favorite and try their German pancake. Since its huge, you can opt for the Dutch pancakes which is a smaller version. Very light. The lemon, powdered sugar and butter is on the side...More

Thank kanicon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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