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4th street west, san rafael, San Rafael, CA
+1 415-485-0870
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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san rafeal
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

open til midnight on weekends, this place is a throwback to the good old days, Sinatra playing in the background, jumbo pitchers of coffee. full stacks of pancakes, 3 types of non-maple syrup. cops on their lunch break. I usually order the burger and fries to go for late night cravings.

Thank elvisjohnson
San Rafael, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Love going here. Not the healthiest of cuisines but awesome if that's the food you like to eat. Love the hash browns. My favorite is the crepes Swedish. Easy to swap and change menu.. Staff always friendly and efficient. Wait for food is quick even when busy. Going to have to wait in line on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Sometimes... More 

Thank R0bNeville
Banning, California
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Found the IHOP while looking for a BBQ place. Decided that crepes were what my sweet tooth needed. The service was attentive and the food came out fresh and hot!. They Banana and Nutella crepes for desert also nice and fresh and hit the spot. Definately would recommend this location

Thank Royston S
St. John's, Canada
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at an IHOP. The plain pancakes were delicious and the eggs were done perfectly. Great service.

Thank Louis P
San Rafael, California
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

decent food, decent service, but many places better in town for around same price...bonus that it's in walking distance for us

Thank david a
San Francisco, California
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Something has gone awry with this restaurant after it became an owner-franchise. I guess, the staff who run the place also own it. Prices have gone over the top and even applying the daily promos/specials, one feels nothing came or felt discounted and worth returning. Being bi-lingual (English/Spanish) would be helpful here in terms of getting what you actually ordered... More 

Thank 99MD2015
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

Today I ate breakfast here and I had coffee and the breakfast sampler plate. While the food was What was expected from IHOP the price was certainly not. My bill was $18 for one person. Unbelievable! I will not be going back. The food was ridiculously portioned for the price. Do yourself a favor and go elsewhere because I feel... More 

Thank Jerry J
San Rafael, California
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304 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

What can I say? They own it when it comes to pancakes and waffles. Its like a fine tuned engine. Well tested and tweaked with sweet decadence. I love it. But lets get some tables for non booth peeps.

Thank Thomas B
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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156 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

I had never been to an IHOP so I thought we would try it. It was clean and the staff was friendly. I was shocked by the prices ($10 for a plain Belgian waffle). They had a large menu of fancy pancakes, waffles, crepes, etc. but I'm an old fashioned girl and will stick to Denny's with their cheaper prices.

Thank megan0627
Covington, KY
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506 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

We stopped for lunch on our way back from Point Reyes. IHOP is always a good choice when you don't know the area. We were seated quickly, our food came right out, and it tasted good. Our server was friendly and efficient. About what you would expect from a well-run IHOP.

Thank CovingtonCat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th street west, san rafael, San Rafael, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-485-0870
It occurs often to me that what travellers might occasionally want is a small place whee they can be comfortable...no fancy dress-up places nor waiting lines and major domo types standing gueard over seating. In my neighborhood is such a reastuarant, easily found at the west end of the main street. San Rafael is not necessarily "country-town America" but the elements are there...excellent coffee, consistantly satisfying meals and a manager who's comfortable in his job and so are the other members of his "crew". They serve quickly and happily and the prices are reasonable with specials for seniors. I love breakfasts at IHOP.

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