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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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Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently tried Millbrae Pancake House for dinner as it was walking distance from our hotel. We were immediately seated as there were only a few tables occupied. This is an older building, nothing fancy inside but boy is the food delicious. We all ordered omelettes with a side of swedish pancakes with lignonberry butter. They were SO good it's... More 

Thank M A
Millbrae, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is almost always a line but it is well,well worth the wait.The line does move reasonably fast but not so fast that you are rushed out after you get seated.I have been there 30-40 times in my life and i have never ever had a bad or just ok meal.It is just not possible to beat the place for... More 

Thank petesantero
London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our recent trip to San Francisco, we drove past this pancake house a few times, saw the long queue outside the restaurant. We decided to try their pancakes and waffles on our last day, the restaurant was full of customers at 4pm. Fresh orange juice and delicious pecan waffles. We will definitely go back next time.

Thank Roehamptonfoodie
Port Moody, Canada
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed breakfast this morning here. I had the apple crepes, 🍎 My husband had the corned beef hash, two basted eggs, hash browns. All delicious. Nice friendly service. Pleasant atmosphere. Decent prices.

Thank sydette2016
San Francisco, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The long line but wasn't wait it long. Excellent traditional American food. Chicken waffle is good. The pancake is hugh. The burger came out juicy and egg benedict awaome.

Thank Tom H
san jose
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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 10 January 2017

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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154 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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 4 January 2017 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
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?