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Paula's Pancake House

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American, Scandinavian, Danish, Gluten Free Options
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1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
+1 805-688-2867
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06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The first morning we were in Solvang this restaurant was just across the street from our hotel. Seeing the crowd outside we knew we couldn't go wrong for breakfast. Given the amount of people ahead of us we were seated really fast. The coffee was hot but the stand out for me was the special danish pancakes. I had never... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten at this charming little place several times over the years and have never been disappointed. We drove all the way to Solvang from Anaheim one time just because I had a crazy craving for the Belgian waffles.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This very popular breakfast place opens at 6:30am, and the lines get long the later it gets, especially on nice days when you can eat outside. The Danish pancakes are perfect--thin and tasty--with topping choices. Lots of other breakfast items are available, such as smoked salmon benedict. Service is prompt and accurate. Family friendly and very reasonable prices. Definitely a... More 

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Glendale, California
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this place, great service, great food, great staff. Very crowded but worth the wait, Julie was such a pleasure.

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Thank laura5rain
California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came here with my boyfriend both mornings we were in Solvang; the breakfast was so good we had to come back. The first and second morning I got the same thing: Danish pancakes with no fruit or whip cream but with syrup, bacon and eggs. Had orange juice the first day and a Carlsberg beer (had to try it)... More 

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Glendale, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If your going to Solvang part of the trip should be Paula's. Famous for their Danish Pancakes, it's really a nice coffee shop. The food is good but it's the Staff and atmosphere that make it special. Crowded on weekends.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came back to Solvang on our way north specifically to have breakfast at Paula's. It was worth it. The restaurant opens early-6 AM-which is great for Easterners who get up at the crack of dawn. We each had bacon and eggs with fruit and delicious coffee. Eggs cooked perfectly and yummy bacon--a little salty but so tasty. This is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a nice outdoor seating area, and the menu is large with breakfast and lunch dishes. I ordered the danish pancakes - a specialty - with fresh fruit. I had hoped they would be tastier. They were dry and pretty bland.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the eggs benedict Florentine. The hollandaise sauce had little flavor and the color was not right. There was very little sauce on my eggs. When I was halfway done with my breakfast I noticed a film on the roof of my mouth and my teeth. This is when I realized the fats they cook with. Hydrogenated fats 🖓no!... More 

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Brooklet, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were headed northwards in the morning, and everyone wanted to stop for breakfast. I'd heard about Solvang and the Scandinavian restaurants in it. The name convinced us to choose the Pancake House, and we were all pleasantly surprised at the wide array of items on the menu. As my three boys were not all that familiar with foods other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Scandinavian, Danish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:00
Thursday
06:00 - 15:00
Friday
06:00 - 15:00
Saturday
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
Description
Serving classic American breakfast and lunch in addition to our worldly famous Danish pancakes.

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