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Downtown
1.0 km from USS Midway Museum
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Since 1948, the Walker family name has become synonymous with quality family dining. The family has since perfected its reputation for outstanding gourmet pancakes and breakfasts. Our story begins when Victor and Everett Walker began opening snack shops in Evanston, IL. In 1960, they opened Walker Bros. Original Pancake House in Wilmette, IL. In 1981, Ray Walker and Richard Walker Sr., sons of Victor, opened Walker Bros. Original Pancake House in Glenview, IL. In 1989, Richard Walker Sr. ventured out on his own and opened Richard Walker's Pancake House in Schaumburg, IL. In 1996, Richard Sr. opened a second location in Crystal Lake, IL. In 2006, Richard Sr. relocated to San Diego and opened
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon the restaurant as we walked in San Diego on our first day of vacation. Service was excellent and the food was the same. Always had a full cup of coffee. Strongly recommend getting a side of baconMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Richard W, Agency / Consultant at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Mike, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to write this 5-star review! I'm so grateful you stumbled upon us and that we were able to serve you a great breakfast. I'll be sure to pass the compliments...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is rare to write a truly negative review but this an exception. We were seated first but the waitress took the order of the table next to us first. I advised the waitress that we were seated first and added that were in a...hurry. The other table got their order first.The waitress proceeded to take the order of another 4 person table. After nearly 10 minutes, I asked another waitress for the manager. When the manager arrived another waitress brought our food. We explained our concern to her with a perfunctory "I'll speak her". When the food arrived, the poached eggs were soft boiled. At the end of our meal, I recalled the manager and explained about the poached eggs. Her response was asking whether I wanted her to cook them more. I declined. No further interest or comment from the manager. Poor service, poor food and poorer manager. Middle management sucks. No quality control.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Richard W, Agency / Consultant at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Palmer, I'm sorry to hear if you were disappointed in your experience with us. We pride ourselves on our speedy customer service as well as our great food and I'll be addressing your comments with my team to ensure they are being friendly and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An awesome place for breakfast. Big portions, great service, tasty food. My wife said "That was one of the best breakfasts we've had in a long time."

Date of visit: March 2021
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Richard W, Agency / Consultant at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I've sent you a private message to thank you for this review. We hope to see you by again soon! Take care and stay in touch: Facebook.com/RichardWalkersPancakeHouse | Twitter.com/RichardWalkers | Instagram @RichardWalkersPancakeHouse

Reviewed 1 February 2021

The staff was very friendly and accommodating as well. I ordered the Avocado Toast Flight. I would recommend it.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Richard W, Agency / Consultant at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2021

Hi Irene, I've sent you a private message to thank you for this review. I hope we get to serve you again soon. FB.com/RichardWalkersPancakeHouse | Twitter.com/RichardWalkers | Instagram @RichardWalkersPancakeHouse

Reviewed 31 December 2020

The staff and manager were discriminatory and refused to seat me. I have never met such unreasonable and irrational people in my life.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Richard W, Agency / Consultant at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2021

Hi there, I wanted to personally reach out to you after reading this review. I assure you, we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind at Richard Walker's and have always served people of all walks of life with dignity and respect. The current pandemic...More

Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

We ate here with our dog at an outdoor dining table and it was fantastic! We can recommend the spicy omelette and the thick cut bacon and eggs. Really friendly staff, great atmosphere and reasonably priced. Would definitely return

Date of visit: December 2020
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Richard W, Agency / Consultant at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2020

Hi there, I've sent you a private message to thank you for this review. I hope we get to serve you again soon. FB.com/RichardWalkersPancakeHouse | Twitter.com/RichardWalkers | Instagram @RichardWalkersPancakeHouse

Reviewed 28 November 2020 via mobile

You have to try this place out for breakfast. Great service and lovely food. Get the apple 🍎 pancakes a must! Enjoy!!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Richard-Walker-Jr, Agency / Consultant at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We work hard to make sure the quality of our food and service is consistent and I'm so glad you can always count on us for a great meal. I'll be sure to pass along...More

Reviewed 24 November 2020

Was recommended by staff at the Westin Downtown (great hotel and location BTW) as one of the best places in San Diego for breakfast and it did not disappoint. It was within walking distance from the Westin, which made it nice. While there was a...line, we were seated fast. They followed all COVID 19 protocol and the service was fantastic. Never had an empty cup of coffee. My wife and I enjoyed the Venice Benedict and it was outstanding. We split a side order of their famous buttermilk pancakes and they were as delicious as advertised. If you're staying or living in downtown San Diego and haven't tried Richard Walker's Pancake House, I highly recommend you do. People who give this place a bad recommendation are crazy!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Richard-Walker-Jr, Agency / Consultant at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2020

Hi there, I've sent you a private message to thank you for this review. I hope we get to serve you again soon! Safe travels and stay in touch: FB.com/RichardWalkersPancakeHouse | Twitter.com/RichardWalkers | Instagram @RichardWalkersPancakeHouse

Reviewed 18 November 2020 via mobile

Last day in downtown San Diego and was feeling some good comfort food for brunch. Say no more when you’re in the Gaslamp district. Ron took great care of us as we each got an oven baked omelette which was to die for. Side of...pancakes or toast and we were in. Great service here and the food is great portions. I highly recommend the mushroom omelette which is a side mushroom sauce you can drench over your plate.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Richard-Walker-Jr, Agency / Consultant at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2020

Hi George, I've sent you a private message to thank you for this review. I hope we get to serve you again soon! Safe travels and stay in touch: FB.com/RichardWalkersPancakeHouse | Twitter.com/RichardWalkers | Instagram @RichardWalkersPancakeHouse

Reviewed 2 November 2020

Slow service, overpriced menu. I watched a couple walk out after waiting for service ...small portions that includes tea cup size coffee....food was just ok. We won't be back.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Richard-Walker-Jr, Agency / Consultant at Richard Walker's Pancake House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2020

Hi Armando, I've sent you a private message to address your balanced review. I hope we have the chance to serve you again. Take care out there!

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Self parking at walking distances. No valet service.
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  • Yes, Richard Walker's Pancake House offers takeaway services.

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  • Richard Walker's Pancake House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4