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Paula's Pancake House

Certificate of Excellence
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American, Scandinavian, Danish
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1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
+1 805-688-2867
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pros: Satisfying homestyle breakfast dishes: eggs, bacon, steak, hash, etc. Try the Lox bagel (Salmon, cream cheese, onions, etc). We didn't try the huge pancakes, but they appear to be a customer favorite. Cons: You will wait between 30-45 minutes on a weekend or holiday, limited seating arrangements, servers seem rushed, lack some popular condiments, the coffee is "ok", meaning,... More 

Thank Ralph C
Santa Clarita, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say. Even at temperatures below 40 degrees outside, it is worth the wait to get in line for this place. The service was prompt and good. The heaters kept us warm, as we sat outside to enjoy our breakfast. The place was packed and the line kept getting longer and longer. I had the corned beef and... More 

Thank AmirLoves2Travel
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food, remarkable employees and open at 6 am. We ate there every morning on vacation. Orange juice is the finest and the benedicts rock!

Thank julieneem21
Ventura, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sure, if you go here on the weekends or a holiday it's going to be crowded. Wait times could be up to 45 minutes depending on the size of your party. With that said, it really is worth the wait. The food is excellent and the service is always quick and cheerful. Their egg dishes are delicious and the pancakes... More 

Thank Stephen M
Los Angeles
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I read reviews before going and I wanted to see for myself. My family and I arrived at 8 am, 40 degrees F, there was a short ten minute wait for an inside table. There is seating outside with heaters, although it was 40 deg. F, the sun was warm and it was warming up. We still chose to sit... More 

Thank PeonyRoze
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth a visit with interesting menu. The place is very busy on main street. Not sure if lunch and dinner is served.

Thank rider_101
Los Angeles, California
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice family breakfast with a variety of items being ordered from pancakes to omelets. The waitress was honestly, very attentive considering how busy they were. I would recommend this restaurant for a good breakfast!!

1 Thank JacarandaSpirit
Las Vegas, Nevada
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crowded and noisy with a slightly shabby feel. As a diabetic I try to avoid heavy carb food unless I have a great love of it. I am not a fan of pancakes, so tend to order egg dishes when my companions get pancakes. I ordered Eggs Benedict Florentine. My eggs were awful. I specifically asked for a light poach,... More 

2 Thank RottieMomLV
Turlock, California
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297 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is good. We ordered sandwichs and they were really good. They were pretty busy but service was really quick. I see why it has had so many good reviews.

1 Thank Tcard2013
San Jose, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole setup of this place in a nice Danish village is worth of a visit by itself. The quality and taste of food are excellent. Not fast food cheap but reasonably priced homely Danish food. Don't miss the pastry shop next to this place.

1 Thank MFNKAK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Scandinavian, Danish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-2867
Serving classic American breakfast and lunch in addition to our worldly famous Danish pancakes.

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