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1000 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5843
+1 619-442-8947
Today
06:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 20:00
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El Cajon, California
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318 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My wife and I went to The Pancake House on 2nd street in El Cajon, Ca, to have dinner and had another good experience. Brie our server was the most awesome waitress ever ! Her bubbly personality and big smile on her face while she did everything she could to make us happy, was very nice to see. My wife... More 

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Thank grandslamhomer
San Diego, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Old fashioned diner with great character and huge breakfast plates. Daily specials and an extensive menu.

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Thank ckingston3
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This may not be the "IHOP" - and it certainly shouldn't be - it's a locally owned business that has been here for many many years . Our family has been coming here for great breakfast ( they do serve other breakfast food ) . It's a great place bring family - as they have a LARGE selection of food... More 

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Thank rle300
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The food is mediocre, the service was terrible, and our plastic water glass and fork were dirty. Gross! The waitress insisted on where we were to sit, though there were many places to choose from. Then she hovered over us so that she would get our order. We felt rushed and she made it clear she wanted our order right... More 

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Thank C S
92020
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I've eaten here about 6 times. They have average coffee shop food. Service is mediocre at best. Not a friendly welcoming restaurant for a neighborhood coffee shop.

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Thank ToppingTravel
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Typical diner breakfast. Not a lot of flexibility in ordering off menu. Results in getting more food than you wanted. We tried sweet pot pancakes and regular buttermilk. Country pot could have been a bit crisper. A 3 is fair.

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Thank Eric K
El Cajon, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

I love this place and all the people here! Try the quesadilla omelette which is to die for. And the all you can eat fish is consistantly a must have for my husband! Reliable, reasonable good food and Breakfast served all day. Yum!

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Thank michellemybelle58
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

The food use to be good but lately everything seems to come out of a can. Food all taste the same. It too bad, use to be the place to go meet for breakfast.

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Thank Crystal B
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We were in town for a golf tournament ad wanted breakfast for dinner...drove around and found the Pancake House, "let's try it!" Great service from the moment we walked in until we paid and said "good night..." Menu had almost anything you could think of and what the three of us ordered was Delicious! Nice to find a place with... More 

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Thank EricaM2
Veradale, Washington, United States
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

I placed an order to go; the order arrived perfectly and very timely. While waiting, I had a great conversation with the staff. The restaurant was clean, prices great and the food.....just like home!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 20:00
Monday
06:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 20:00
Thursday
06:30 - 20:00
Friday
06:30 - 20:00
Saturday
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021-5843
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-442-8947

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?