“The service is great (think friendly, normal-sized suicide girls,) the atmosphere is original (farm/industrial,) and the portions are HUGE.”
“the ambience was casual, but nice enough.”
“a large platter of creamy mashed potatoes, topped with a fresh baked buttermilk biscuit, then spicy crab cakes, topped with an egg”
“this place has awesome plates”
“the food is good.”
“trying any of the fabulous and gigantic offering”
“gave me the best breakfast experience of my life”
“to go back for some more yummy food and to say hi to lewis”
“It's too crowded, the service is inadequate, and it's more of a place to be seen, rather than to eat.”
“The portions here are huge (think italian family dining portions, only it's a serving for ONE here).”
“Granted, the lines can be atrocious on a Saturday or Sunday morning, but even a 30-minute wait in the mid-summer morning sun shouldn't deter you from trying any of the fabulous and gigantic offerings at this Hillcrest Restaurant.”
Sometimes Less is More. Sometimes I feel as though the ginormous portions detract from the skillful preperation of the food. The menu is innovative and easy to navigate and who could resist the likes of their house scrambles? with sure fire hits like smoked salmon, basil pesto, fresh tomato and melted brie, or the farmhouse hash meatloaf, roasted red peppers and smoked mozzarella? Although one can't help but be dazzled and giant eyed when the plate comes out...didn't you kind of sit there and wonder where all of that left over grub went? seems like kind of a waste...then again...i suppose you can always take it home or fedex it overseas and feed most third world countries.
Best Breakfast in San Diego.
Without a doubt, Hash House has the best breakfast in the city. Granted, the lines can be atrocious on a Saturday or Sunday morning, but even a 30-minute wait in the mid-summer morning sun shouldn't deter you from trying any of the fabulous and gigantic offerings at this Hillcrest Restaurant.
The plates and the food they carry are so bountiful that one dish can easily feed two hungry people. But why wouldn't you rather have the rest the next day (or for dinner that night)??
Best bet: Try the fried chicken quesadilla with the spicy chipotle sauce - even if it doesn't appear on the menu that day, the kitchen is usually delighted to accommodate you!
You should try this place, Its very different. You have never seen bigger portions
They are gigantic. The pancakes are the size of albums or bigger!
Price is not high. There is a wait tho. Everyone wants to see what this restaurant is all
about the line outside is kinda long. I know, I live right around the corner from the restaurant!!
Steering wheel sized pancakes!!. Though the wait on weekends for breakfast can be a long time (30-1 hour) the food makes up for it and makes you realize why many of the people do not mind waiting for a table. I like going there for breakfast on weekends and love their service. Whenever i go there, i sometimes will get the same waiter/waitress and to my surprise they'll know my usual (truck driver combo w/ the strawberry corn flake pancakes). Portions are huge, you will always have to take food home and it can always last you up until dinner time!. I'd suggest that you split a plate w/ a partner if you don't have too big of an apetite. If you're a pancake person and like different things then this place is for you, they have snickers pancakes, the strawberry corn flake pancakes, granola type pancakes, and if you want yours plain and simple they have that too. Not just pancakes either, but they also have different types of hash, cereal, different types of eggs benedicts, scrambles and so much more which are also all really good. the only downside that i can think about is that with it being such a busy place, it can sometimes get too noisy for you to hear the conversation you're in, but once your food is brought to you, you'll more than likely stop talking and be more focused on the food =)
Gigantic portions!. The wait is really long on Sat. and Sun. mornings, but it's really good. The plates of food are absolutely enormous--I had breakfast, took home the leftovers, and had enough for both lunch and dinner. There are lots of creative twists with the food, the presentation is cool (rosemary sprigs everywhere, huge marshmallows in the giant hot chocolate, etc), and the food is really tasty. Everyone should have brunch here at least once!
best breakfast. Simply the best breakfast in town but you really have to bring your appetite. Lines are long on weekends but put your name in and take a stroll around the neighborhood!
Johny has a true SUCCESS in Hash House... you want to GO GO!. I remember when Johny was waiting tables he has taken his know how of customer likes and the restaurant biz and made a HUGE success of Hash House you can not go there and leave hungry the food is AWESOME and so GOOD it is extremely hard to choose something over something else the scrambles, the pancakes, the French Toast, complete with bananas and the caramelized sauce is just beyond delicious there are not enough adjectives to describe how great this place is! Celebs eat there, we eat there it is just the bomb! and Thats a GOOD thing
Ever popular Hillcrest mainstay for three meals day serves behemoth portions of "twisted farm food.".
Like an old roadside diner, this clever concept is a San Diego brunch staple. Inside, the famous purple wall is replicated in the front nook; a larger side room features bright yellow splotchy walls and black-and-white photos of antique farm tools. Headset-strapped college kids dart between tables serving behemoth portions of breakfast favorites like house hashes, blueberry-pecan pancakes and fried chicken Benedict. For lunch and dinner, try stuffed burgers, big salads and pork ribs.
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