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Andersen's Pea Soup Restaurant

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376 Avenue Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427
805-688-5581
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 92
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not a place I'd stop at again

The Pea soup isn't split pea...it's more like watered down baby food, and it's tasteless. At $6.50 for a bowl it's a rip off. The hot turkey sandwich made with the driest turkey I have ever eaten and the mashed potatoes had a dried crust on the outside like they were yesterdays. We are just heading... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Don C
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Wildomar, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Wildomar, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Pea soup isn't split pea...it's more like watered down baby food, and it's tasteless. At $6.50 for a bowl it's a rip off. The hot turkey sandwich made with the driest turkey I have ever eaten and the mashed potatoes had a dried crust on the outside like they were yesterdays. We are just heading home from a trip... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love their hearthy pea soup after doing wine tasting in the Lompoc area. We come here before we drive back to LA

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stopped here for a trip down memory lane. The food was great, and the soup was just as wonderful as I remembered it. The last time I was here, I was probably 10 years old, but so glad I stopped.

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Greenbelt, Maryland
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are two (to my knowledge) of these restaurants: this one in Solvang and the one in Santa Nella. This was my first stop in Solvang, and could not tell any difference from the other, more familiar one. Same ambiance, same seating arrangement, same building layout. The split pea soup is excellent; but the rest of the menu is not.... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Don't let the star rating fool you, this is a must stop restaurant because it is a tradition for those of us traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco (or vice-versa). The big chef, the little chef and the split pea are the stuff of childhood memories. Founded in 1924, Andersen's never changes. In the parking lot, put your face... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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190 reviews 190 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My family and I have eaten here numerous times of the years when driving through the Santa Barbara area, and really enjoy our dining experience. The restaurant is located just off the 101 freeway in Buelton, CA. The restaurant has a nice decor and the staff are all very friendly and courteous. The food is great, especially the split pea... More 

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Lompoc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Our family came here for dessert and we were very pleased. We ordered the bread pudding, the peach pie a la mode and the Brownie bomb. Everything tasted so good. The servings were huge almost too big for us! The bread pudding and pie were meant for two to share and the brownie could have easily satisfied the four of... More 

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Leesburg, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Ok food. Service slow and big room not open due to lack of business i think. Little stale surroundings. Good history though. Could imagine the place full of well dressed people in the day.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Soup was $6.50 EXTRA. At least include a cup or small bowl with the main entrée...that is Pea Soup Anderson's claim to fame...will NOT be back!

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Fullerton, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Nothing special. Pea soup, tastes canned, very salty. Specialty requests throw them for a loop. Expensive for what you get.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 376 Avenue Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: 805-688-5581

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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