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Original Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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14905 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064-2804
07:00 - 15:00
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San Diego, California
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Pancakes: Huge, Fluffy. Delicious. Dutch Baby, Apple Pancake, Potato Pancakes are the best Egg: The eggs tasted fresh and Yumm, But, I would not order any eggs there again, rather will try different Pancakes. Pros: Tasty and Huge Pancakes. Cons: Too Crowded and very tight, absolutely no room when your tummy is full. Little expensive Side Egg not tasty Go... More 

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Encino, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The best, fluffiest omelette I've ever had. I could not believe the portions, and it was light and delicious. The blueberry pancakes were quite good too. If this was closer, I would be in real trouble.

Thank Karen F
Norfolk, Virginia
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Our family had an amazing Sunday breakfast at the Original Pancake House. We were seated right away and had the friendliest wait staff. Everyone had some type of pancakes, chocolate chip, blueberry, buttermilk or potato. My husband had a corn beef hash skillet which he loved. My buttermilk pancakes melted in my mouth. The next time we go I plan... More 

Thank GrannyJenn
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

A quaint little breakfast nook that was full of people when we arrived but the short wait time and responsive waiting staff made the short time very easy. The food was delicious and for the relatively pricey food you get huge portions that are great if you like leftovers. Good food quick service worth a good breakfast although not cheap.

Thank John F
Escondido, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Everything here is great from the orange juice to the bacon and everything in between! Also the gluten free pancakes are great!

Thank Merle C
San Diego, California
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Went here with my wife for breakfast one morning because multiple people raved about it. The wait was a bit, not a huge problem since most good places we expect a wait. Ordered an omelet and pancakes between the two of us and were underwhelmed. Nothing stood out about The Original Pancake House over countless other breakfast places. I wanted... More 

Thank Steven M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It's very rare to have to write a review like this but I'm compelled to do so having found three hairs in my breakfast potato pancakes. I got a free swap but the damage had been done. To then see waiting staff and others in the food preparation area milling around without hairnets...and to see someone from the kitchen staff... More 

Thank 24HoursFromTulsa
San Diego, California
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102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Excellent, crowded breakfast place. Food is excellent with a broad menu. Their plain old scrambled eggs are just super. I order them with pancakes (the "2 by 4"). It's priced mid-range and the service is great. My wife and I go often. Furthermore, many families go with small kids and you never hear them cry or fuss -- the food,... More 

Thank largeed
San Diego, California
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Everything we have eaten in this restaurant has been very good. We have gone as a family of seven and even though it is always is crowded, we are seated in less than 15 mins. The restaurant is fairly noisy because it is packed with people. We have eaten a variety of food from pancakes to eggs Benedict, including specialty... More 

Thank lyriccat
San Diego, California
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146 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

So delicious for breakfast or lunch. German pancake specialty. Omelets are delicious, cooked on both sides at same time. Large serving- easy to share. Delicious coffee, continuously poured. Crowded on weekends and during morning hours on week days. Easy parking. Indoor/outdoor dining. Child friendly. Can be noisy when full. Wait staff friendly,

Thank SJR55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14905 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064-2804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Poway
  • Phone Number: 858-679-0186

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