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856 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3906
+1 858-274-9764
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

IHOP is not usually viewed as a great restaurant, and is usually more of a truck stop, which I agree with. IHOP is not a fancy or fantastic restaurant, but this IHOP had excellent service and the food certainly hit the spot! Best IHOP I've visited for sure.

Thank Taryn T
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were awoken by our baby daughter in the wee hours of dawn and decided to treat her to her first pancake breakfast at IHOP. We were greeted by a most cheerful and friendly Latina lady who just made our bleary morning so bright and happy. The food was great and the entire breakfast was a wonderful and bonding experience... More 

Thank Mihir_tx
Enumclaw, Washington
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Good service and food,as you find in Ihops. Was no wait but enough traffic to keep the cook busy. French Vanilla hot cholocate so wanted to try!

Thank Dale M
Bath, Canada
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Enjoyed breakfast at the Pacific Beach area IHOP this morning and enjoyed our experience. We were served by a jovial and playful Lorenna. She made our experience worth the visit. For $20 we left the restaurant full and in a great mood. The world needs more Lorenna's!

Thank Lantana1953
Salt Lake City, Utah
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is the worst IHOP I have ever been to. The worst service I have ever had. We were taken to our table and ignored for 10 minutes and then everything else was so slow after that. To top it off, the food was terrible. Bacon was undercooked, crepes were folded and not stuffed, and eggs were overcooked. Don't go... More 

Thank utah_al_26
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Typical American "pancake and breakfast" franchise with Mexican touch. Great spinach and mushroom omelette, my son enchanted with the pancakes! Hashbrowns need work. Efficient and cheerful service.

Thank Kate G
East Wenatchee, Washington
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240 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were hot and tired of walking, we saw the Ihop sign and headed over. My husband was surprised that Ihop sells more than pancakes and breakfast items. He went ahead and ordered breakfast and I ordered a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. Both were delicious! Although the food is worthy of a second trip to Ihop, it's the staff that you... More 

Thank TrvlJunkE
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The coffee was terrible and the food was terrible. I am not someone who gets heartburn easily but this place gave me heartburn. Go to Denny's a couple of street over.

Thank dreamsofca
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We enjoy the 55+ breakfasts occasionally and their whopping big omelets ( if not over cooked) are very satisfying and large enough to split. Although IHOP is a chain they have continued enjoying a repeat clientele due to consistently good products and changing their menus periodically. If ordering scrambled eggs ask your server for a less dry product if you... More 

Thank Rosie657
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299 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I needed good coffee early Sunday morning and went into the only place open in my area. IHOP gave me a fabulous cup of coffee. I have to admit I was surprised. The service and cleanliness was excellent as well.

Thank martin k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 856 Grand Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-274-9764

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