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Family House of Pancakes

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1900 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950-3703
+1 619-477-3197
06:00 - 22:00
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National City, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love eating here real early in the morning on the weekends before 8am because it gets busy after that. They serve you a lot of food and the prices are reasonable! I love to get the mini breakfast which has 2 pancakes, 2 sausage or bacon and 2 eggs if they are scrambled. I have been coming here with... More 

Thank Z517VWmaryf
Ejido El Porvenir, Mexico
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They serve generous portions, and have a good variety of things not often found on restaurant menus. And kudos to them - not a television in the place. Hurrah!

Thank Mark S
Lomita, California, United States
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I had breakfast here with my wife yesterday, staying nearby. It was very busy and quite popular. My wife had the spice pancakes and the amount of food was amazing, she got a huge portion. I, on the other hand, was a little less happy. I got the corn beef hash and I got such a small portion of hash... More 

Thank JJLMc
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I have seen this place for years but have never tried it. It appeared to be very popular on Friday morning. I tried the corned beef hash and it great. You can definitely tell that it was freshly made and didn't come out of a can. Plus the pancakes were some of the best that I have had.

Thank James B
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

So much food, the portions are huge. Love this place. Coffee was fresh and hot. Didn't wait at all for a table. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Joey H
Spring Valley, California
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Hungry? Then this is the place. I'm a regular customer at this place but have never reviewed it. Consistently great food. Consistently huge portions. Consistently great and friendly service. They have an extensive menu and everything that I have tried has been really good. I always try to take my out of town guests here and they are always WOWed.... More 

Thank Joe G
Renton, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stopped by this place because I was recommended to by a friend and I'm glad I did! the food was really good. I got one of the biggest omelets I've seen in a while with potatoes. Fantastic. You can't beat the quality of the food or the price.

Thank LT0081
San Diego, California
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this place since I was a kid. Huge portions for extremely reasonable prices. I have had most of the menu and everything is delicious. This place serves amazing specialty pancakes and waffles. My favorite is the Banana Pecan. They also serve mexican breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner. They have great homemade salsa that you... More 

Thank Ahkilah A
Honolulu, Hawaii
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

We've been here many times before since we really like it for breakfast. We went here twice on our visit to National City and one was for my birthday. It's hard to describe the amount of food a person gets here for breakfast. An omelet, for example, contains at least 6-8 eggs and is roughly the size of a adult... More 

Thank weggerzz
Lethbridge, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We found this restaurant through a Google search, and we were so glad we did! When we pulled up there was a line out the door (although waiting is always a pain, it's usually a good sign). We were told the wait would only be 15 minutes, and it turned out to only be about 5. The restaurant itself is... More 

Thank Meaganinez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 E Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950-3703
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: +1 619-477-3197

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