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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 good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“german pancake” (12 reviews)
“dutch baby” (11 reviews)
“apple pancake” (17 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
3906 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3724
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Swoon swoon swoon. Sourdough pancakes, Pigs in a Blanket, Scram n' Hammmy. Smart San Diegans know the best Breakfast in town is here. Excellent Service, GIANT food, cheerful clean atmosphere and the most professional group of employees across the board you will encounter. Food fires...More

Thank Challenger007
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We arrived at the Original Pancake House for brunch and it was very busy, and put in our names for seats. Non the less we were called very quickly and our waitress was prompt to come and take our order. Coffee and drinks were served...More

Thank 919sunny
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The selection is AMAZING! My husband and daughters had pancakes and I had the corned beef hash with potato pancakes. My family raved about their pancakes, bacon and ham. My meal was good except the potato pancakes were "mehhh". Fresh orange juice, attentive service, and...More

Thank Monyee K
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El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

When in Rome we MUST go to this place due to the litany of choices. We were blown away last time so the family made a point to go and gain weight. If you do not know, this place is so good that there will...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Been here often and is one of my favorites. Whether it is the giant apple pancake that I recommend you split with someone, eggs Benedict or the corned beef hash I had today with a pancake on the side. Everything including the service which is...More

Thank Dave P
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Restaurant Details

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