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Ellen's Danish Pancake House

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American, Fast food, Danish
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272 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
+1 805-688-5312
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon 06:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sun 06:00 - 20:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a group of seven biking the Solvang area for the weekend and on the recommendation of our hotel went here for breakfast. We liked the food, service, and fair price so much we went back the second day after our morning ride before heading home. Refills of coffee & water were quick and plentiful. Breakfast prices averaged around... More 

Thank WCBald
Hood River, OR
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205 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ken spotted this last night as we were looking for a room. So here we are. Friendly fast service....but the best part of breakfast is always the food. I had Ellen's FRESH blueberry Danish pancakes... loaded with huge fresh berries!! Yum yum. The danish cakes are perfectly thin and slightly crispy. Good with better or whipped cream. Ken also enjoyed... More 

Thank Judy G
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quantity of the food was more than ample. Unfortunately, the quality was average or less. The Danish pancakes are just thin American ones. Atmosphere was cozy. We will not return.

Thank Kitty J
Los Angeles, California
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this based on Trip Advisor & we weren't disappointed. Crispy Danish style pancakes with homemade jams. Went back the next day for fresh cinnamon rolls. Quick friendly service.

Thank Berrywin
Nevers, France
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42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the road between Santa Barbara and Monterey, get out of the way for that authentic family restaurant. Checkered tablecloth, good and generous breakfast, friendly staff... Makes you feel happy, in good company!

Thank Alain G
Orange County, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was fast and friendly. I decided to to try the infamous Danish pancakes which are thin but were a bit tough to cut with a fork. Nothing bad about the food but nothing special.

Thank Sandy C
Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We weren't sure what we wanted and took a few minutes to choose, but our server was quite patient with us! My daughter got the cheeseburger and fries, and wow, it sure looked good! The burger was quite large and cooked perfectly, and she got an entire basket of fries to go with it. She was very happy with her... More 

Thank Aqua52
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Do you know how so many people think they make a great breakfast, so they open a breakfast place, and you go and try it and it's mediocre and no better than you can make at home? Well, this is the one they all hoped to be. I tried the special chorizo scrambled eggs - perfect, just what you hope... More 

Thank Henry B
Encino, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

THis place is like turning back the clock to 1960. Great simple good food. Several kinds of pancakes from traditional to Swedish. Eggs any wan and the BEST bacon! Locals, tourists, truck-drivers, wine-workers and more make this a must try in the area.

Thank Andrew M
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stopped in for a quick bite before the annual JuleBurn in Solvang---Truth be told, we wanted to stop at Paula's but got to town after they had closed and we really bummed as the danish pancakes are the REAL reason to visit Solvang! Anyway, chatting with the locals at a thrift store and they said, "Go to Ellen's. It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Danish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-5312

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