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Original Pancake House

#518 of 3,848 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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3906 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3724
+1 858-565-1740
07:00 - 15:00
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San Diego, California
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been here often and is one of my favorites. Whether it is the giant apple pancake that I recommend you split with someone, eggs Benedict or the corned beef hash I had today with a pancake on the side. Everything including the service which is why we keep going back.

Thank Dave P
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like pancakes then I guess this is the spot. I thought I would get a similar pancake to the main menu ones but no. I got a simple bacon and egg plate with pancakes and I felt like I just got some simple pancakes with that. The pancakes on menu was so big and all, look like more... More 

Thank Michael P
San Diego, California, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Don't get this confused with IHOP this is on a whole other level of breakfast. It has a older ambiance feel to it, it's been there a long time so what more could you expect?! It does close early at 3pm, if you are in town this is a must for breakfast or brunch. Their omelettes though simple I am... More 

Thank Cookie E
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

How often do you get both ? Really great place, we both agreed the pancakes were the best we've ever had. I had the spinach omelette with hollandaise and it was the size of a small frisbee and it was Light and delicious. The only thing lacking was really small glasses that were a chore for the servers to keep... More 

Thank Erik M
san diego,California
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127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Best pancakes in San Diego, Continues to maintain an high standard and service is always of a high standard, Forget about RIchards Pancake House, a gimmicky tourist trap.

Thank jondavi
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

OHP is the San Diego institution. Located in an unassuming strip mall you wouldn't guess that they have the best pancakes around. Try the German pancakes or the forty-niner flapjacks. No reservations so if you're going on a weekend go early.

Thank Kathy H
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Have been here many times but this my first review. Ordered the eggs Benedict w/pancakes and side of bacon because it's the best bacon anywhere, wife ordered a bowl of oatmeal which she said was good and had good consistency and of course her one cup of coffee because as she says " this coffee is good!!" Always a favorite... More 

Thank SoCalSydney1362
Monroe, CT
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Had breakfast here with 2 other people. Portions are very generous. I had the banana nut waffle that has pecans right in the batter and more sprinkled on top and a WHOLE sliced banana... not 4 slices like a waffle house in the area serves. I couldn't finish all of the 6 pancakes I was served. The omelets the others... More 

Thank John S
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This place was busy but still sat our group of 8 in 20 minutes. The staff was friendly and refilled our coffees and water very frequently. The fresh strawberry crepes, tropical pancakes, apple pancake and kid's chocolate chip pancakes were delicious. My only complaint is having to wait 10 minutes to pay our check.

Thank Glory L
Calgary AB
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We go to San Diego every year for a week and we come back to this place many times during our stay. This is not the first OPH we've visited and we go to them anywhere we find them. We were very happy to find one here. This is not a typical tourist breakfast destination because it is not near... More 

Thank KarlPCalgaryAB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 3906 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111-3724
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-565-1740
If you've never tried The Original Pancake House®, you're long over-due. And if you're already a regular, then you know what we're talking about. Come by and experience the flavor, the atmosphere, the attention to quality and service, and the ultimate breakfast favorite for San Diegans for nearly 30 years!

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