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All 37 Buellton Restaurants

Ellen's Danish Pancake House

272 Ave Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
(805) 688-5312
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Ranked #2 of 37 Restaurants in Buellton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Atascadero, California
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270 reviews 270 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Ellen's is an institution in Buellton. Really. An Institution. I have had Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners here and it is always, I mean always, good food as I roll up and down the 101 Freeway. One of my favorites is the club sandwich. it really should be split between two people, but oh well I eat it all anyway! I... More

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Miami, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visit every time we are in the west. The menu is always the same with daily specials to warm your tummy. The danish pancakes and Danish sausage is awesome. Restaurant is always busy busy but is now showing some wear and tear. The prices are more than competitive and will fit the buget minded

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Long Beach, California
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217 reviews 217 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
543 helpful votes 543 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here because a local friend had told me about it. Our waitress was very helpful in recommending what she liked. I ordered a cheese burger with the potato salad. One of the best burgers I have had in a long time cooked rare as requested. The local meat is high quality. The potato salad was sweet and I... More

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Clovis, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Ellen's is the place the locals eat. There is usually a waiting line but it moves quickly. The restaurant is very clean. Service was wonderful. We never had a empty cup or wanted for anything. And the food was great...right down to the toast!

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Southern California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It was a little tricky getting to this restaurant as they were doing some road work. The parking lot is a little small, but there's extra parking to the right where you go down a dirt road. You have to come back out the same way as there is no other exit in that lot. I wanted to try the... More

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Lompoc, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very crowded. Line out front waiting to get in. Good for them, the problem for us as customers is that we avoid going during busy times as the noise level is close to unbearable. The food is always good, consistent, they serve great Danish pancakes and all the traditional things one expects for breakfast.

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Modesto, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

While staying at a hotel in the area, we planned to eat at Paula's Pancake house. An employee at our hotel told us we could get the same food and avoid all the tourists by heading to the sister location, Ellen's, where the locals go. The Danish pancakes were very good and the service was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just visited Ellen's for the first time with my grandparents, and overall, it was a great experience. We were a little wary going in because of the bad reviews on here, but when we got there, the service was prompt and friendly, the food was quick, delicious and the portions were massive. I'd say this is a nice, small diner,... More

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Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are not many places to eat in Buellton. We scoured over the reviews and limited restaurant choices finally deciding on Ellen's Danish Pancake House for dinner as we were not up for the couple of steak restaurants listed. We were so very pleasantly surprised by the wonderful trout dinner...so fresh and very delicious along with the baked potatoe and... More

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Buellton, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although this restaurant is most famous for its breakfasts, I have to say that it's dinner is the best. They do a barbecued prime rib that is out of this world. The prices are fair for a tourist restaurants, and the food is excellent and always consistent. The staff is outstanding. Once you've been there a couple times, they remember... More

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Additional Information about Ellen's Danish Pancake House

Address: 272 Ave Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
Phone Number: (805) 688-5312
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
Cuisine: American

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