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Ellen's Danish Pancake House

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American, European, Danish
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272 Ave Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
(805) 688-5312
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 78
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  • 56
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  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great spot for breakfast!

The hash browns were awesome!!! The portions were plentiful and the food was piping hot! The service was prompt. We went on Monday morning and were seated right away. On Sunday morning, there were people waiting in line for a table. After eating there, we could see why! Super convenient for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Tammy H
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Orange, California, United States
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Orange, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The hash browns were awesome!!! The portions were plentiful and the food was piping hot! The service was prompt. We went on Monday morning and were seated right away. On Sunday morning, there were people waiting in line for a table. After eating there, we could see why! Super convenient for guests staying at Flying Flags.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We went there for dinner. It was around 7:30 p.m. and we didn't want to spend alot of $$ nor did we want fast food. Our meals came w/ soup or salad, garlic bread and small desert. I ordered the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and my husband ordered the chicken fried steak. Both where delicious and large portions! I'm sorry... More 

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Castaic, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Love this place. We have to have breakfast at least every other day when staying next door in Flying Flags RV resort. Love the food and most of the waitresses are continually smiling with the best attitudes of any place we've ever been too. Adds a special memory to each trip up to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I had never had a Danish pancake so I was too nervous to order one (I later found out it is basically just a crepe and as my username suggests I love crepes) so I decided to go with the French toast. It was delicious! The staff were all very friendly and inviting! They handmade their own jam and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

They are known for the breakfasts!!! The Danish Pancakes were wonderful. There is always a lot of people in this restaurant (we ate twice here for breakfast), but the service is FAST and the food gets to you very quick!!!! I was actually surprised as to how fast it was. The food is excellent!!! Very large portions!!! Left the restaurant... More 

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We always make a stop in at Ellen's while driving up the coast. the brekfast is amazing, the home made jams are to die for and you just cant go wrong with Ellen's. always friendly service and food is quick coming out, good coffee as well. always a reccommended stop

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were in Santa Barbara so we decided to make the 30 minute drive to Solvang and of course eat at Ellen;'s. We went at the perfect time in between breakfast and lunch so there was no wait. I eat healthier fare this time... with an egg white vegetarian omelette and a side of their homemade breakfast sausage patty. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My avatar name, Captain Busy, was a result of my working as a Fire Captain in Santa Barbara County, that included Fire Station 31, which has Ellen's in its first in district. On Sunday mornings, if we were on shift, we had the choice of going to any of the local restaurants in Buellton that served breakfast. And it wasn't... More 

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Los Angeles, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Of all the various Danish pancake focused restaurants in the greater Solvang/Buellton metro, Ellen's provides solid service, good food, and great turn over, so even when there's a wait, it'll never be too long. Coffee is fine, Danish pancakes are good, and the patty sausage is great. Ample parking. Try the Danish sausage pancakes. They're an experience.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Best were the thin pancakes. Huge portions. One came with an over abundance of Danish sausage which we found to be very rich. Certainly a place to enjoy a unique breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, European, Danish
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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