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“Our Breakfast Go-To Place”
Review of Sanborn's

Sanborn's
Ranked #457 of 4,320 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Our Breakfast Go-To Place”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Consistently good breakfast fare emphasizing seasonal fruit-based pancake specials such as Mango German Pancakes, Apple Dutch Baby , Eggs Benedict, two styles of bacon (peppered or smoked), house made sauces and jams, etc. The wait staff is always friendly and coffee "conscious". Though weekends can be very busy, we never felt hurried. This restaurant consistently delivers good food and service at a fair price in a family-friendly, neighborhood environment.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Just 'okay'.”
Reviewed 27 March 2013 via mobile

Service good but got very annoyed at how many times we were asked if we wanted a coffee top off.

Waffles were very small for the price. I had the apple Dutch baby. Half the size ofthe Original Pancake House on Barbur Blvd. and about the same

So many wonderful breakfast places on the east side. Has to be top quality for a return visit. Employees very nice.

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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Party in your mouth!”
Reviewed 5 January 2013 via mobile

We just found this place on Trip Advisor and we agree, it's awesome! Great Hubby and Wife working the floor providing great service and the food flat out Rocks, what a way to start your day. The German Pancakes are sooo good and if ya like Huevos Rancharos this place is the best.

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Thank Doug F
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Vancouver, WA
Level 6 Contributor
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“OMG.....Best German Pancakes ever”
Reviewed 22 November 2012

If you LOVE German Pancakes this is the place for you. The place is small and busy. You must be patient as it takes a while to get a seat during the weekend. Those pancakes are well worth the wait.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank LivingHappy
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Vancouver, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“Breakfast Done Right - Every Time”
Reviewed 17 November 2012

We hadn't been to Sanborn's for a while, and going back reminds me why we like it so much. The menu is well thought out regardless of your breakfast preferences, the coffee is hot and refills come frequently, the staff is friendly and attentive.

I had the red sauce "colorado" version of the heuvos rancheros, having had the green "verde" version previously. My wife had the apple German pancake. She loves Sanborn's pancakes, French toast and waffles, I love the omelets, biscuits and gravy and other egg dishes.

If you own or work at a breakfast restaurant, go to Sanborn's and see how it's done. Food, decor, menu and staff blend into a really great breakfast environment.

We've got to remember to get there more frequently.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Dave B
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