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Millbrae Pancake House

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€€ - €€€
American, Diner
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1301 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-1410
+1 650-589-2080
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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san jose
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hidden gem of a diner. Great breakfast gor a reasonable price. Good selection of pancakes, better than that international house everyone goes to. Gold star service, as you would expect from an old school diner. You will be coming back again. I have.

Thank robsSanJose
Hornell, New York
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in before our flight out of SFO on a Sunday morning. The place was packed but we didn't wait too long for a table. This was an absolutely wonderful find (thanks fellow TripAdvisors!) and I'm glad we stopped in. The pancakes are HUGE, I'd recommend just ordering the short stack. The banana pancakes can't be beat!

Thank apple1293
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standing room only, told it was always crowded but maybe I ordered the wrong thing. My breakfast made me sick within 30 minutes of leaving the place. Food tasted good. My wife and mom were fine.

Thank Gene B
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family decided to try this pancake place after hearing from others. No regrets as my family loved the pancakes. We tried chocolate, banana, blueberries and strawberries crepe. As we are not big eater, 3 pancakes per person is too filling for us. Think it's good to order 3 sets of pancakes to be shared by 4. Crepe is ok... More 

Thank pcoolguy
Calgary, Canada
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328 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The restaurant was very close to our hotel so we checked it out before we retuned home. The service was great considering how busy they were and our breakfasts were delicious and filled us up for the long flight ahead of us. Great selection, location and service. I recommend you visit.

Thank shane c
Shoreline, Washington
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We visited for breakfast and were not disappointed. Has a great diner feel with really friendly and prompt service. Had pancakes - chocolate (yum!); pumpkin chocolate (yum!!) and buttermilk (oh, baby, yum!). Just loved the atmosphere and people. The food was reasonably priced and plentiful plates of pancakes!!

Thank AltenaTime
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77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent pancakes and eggs... definitely a value for the food you get...it's like a step back into time...oh and best "diner" coffee I have ever had!

Thank Lisa W
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I was overwhelmed with the options for food, you could get breakfast, lunch and dinner at any point of the day. I walked in and there was a crowd for 11am on a Wednesday but I was sat immediately. I decided to go with the veggie omelette, it was heaven. There were generous portions and the server got me everything... More 

Thank missmia110
Pacifica, United States
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Waited in line. very organized. Most people know what to order and regulars at the place. The pancakes were good, but not very good or nothing extraordinary.Service was fast and courteous. A good option for weekend breakfast if you are in the area.If there is a long line........you have other choices.

Thank Generoso Q
Belmont, California
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Classic old time Pancakes & Waffles House. Breakfast is served all day and with very ample portions. The prices are decent, service is as to be expected. Very efficient operation. Decor is dated, but one does not come here for the ambiance. The food is good. Parking can be a challenge. Convenient to SFO. Hard to beat!

Thank Dennis Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030-1410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Millbrae
  • Phone Number: +1 650-589-2080

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