Richard Walker’s Pancake House

909 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-8800



Since 1948, the Walker family name has become synonymous with quality family dining.
The family has since perfected its reputation for outstanding gourmet pancakes and breakfasts. Our story begins when Victor and Everett Walker began opening snack shops
in Evanston, IL.
In 1960, they opened Walker Bros. Original Pancake House in Wilmette, IL. In 1981, Ray Walker and Richard Walker Sr., sons of Victor, opened Walker Bros Original Pancake House in Glenview, IL. In 1989, Richard Walker Sr. ventured out on his own and opened Richard Walker's Pancake House in Schaumburg, IL.
In 1996, Richard Sr. opened a second location in Crystal Lake, IL. In 2006, Richard Sr. relocated to San Diego and opened the third location in downtown San Diego, CA. In 2014, Richard Walker Jr. joined the family business and opened the fourth Richard Walker's Pancake House in La Jolla, CA.

What's Up With the Rabbit?
Symbolically, the Rabbit indicates comfort, abundance and family. For this, Richard Walker's Pancake House has chosen the Rabbit to indicate our warmest gesture of “Welcome Home.” We hope that any time you see the Richard Walker's Rabbit you find the symbol as comforting as we do.

Why is Richard Walker's Coffee so darn good?
Richard Walker's starts with the finest blend of whole Prime Roasted Coffee beans sourced from Central America with all its sealed-in flavor intact. Then, we ground just enough for each pot of coffee – one pot at a time. That rich, full-bodied flavor and aroma is retained in the freshly ground coffee itself. From there, it's only a matter of a minute from the whole bean to a cup of the best coffee you have ever tasted.

Richard Walker
Richard Walker is owner and operator of Richard Walker's Pancake House, La Jolla.  The La Jolla location opened on Cinco de Mayo, 2014.  The Walker family has been in food service since 1948 and the Richard Walker's Pancake House brand includes 4 units, 2 in San Diego County and 2 in Chicagoland.  Walker graduated with Honors in Business from the University of Iowa in 2001.  Immediately upon graduation, he was hired by Ernst and Young LLP in their Advisory practice as a Program Management consultant where he proudly served the Firm through early 2014.  Once Richard Walker's Pancake House had their successful opening and the summer of 2014 was behind them, Walker campaigned for and was elected to the La Jolla Merchants Board.  He now serves as head of the La Jolla BID Design Division.  Walker can be found working at the La Jolla location 7-days a week, roughly 360 days a year.  Prior to opening Richard Walker's Pancake House, La Jolla, Walker traveled to over 60 countries for business and pleasure.  He also enjoys house music, adrenalin thrills and beer/wine tasting.  Walker also owns and maintains a residence in Miami Beach, FL.  

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Richard, Betty & Michelle


Richard Walker Sr.
& Richard Walker Jr. 2014