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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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88% Recommend
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English first
Palo Alto, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Pancakes were excellent. Prices good. We would go back, in fact, we tried to but closed for lunch at 2 p.m. that day

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Escondido, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

great breakfast, after trying many times to get in when passing thru, finally got in. great staff, cannot say enough good things, Rachel is a doll, she went way beyond call of duty when I had a medical emergency after eating-not related. couldn't finish the short stack-a first for me, go and leave full, worth the wait

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Glendale, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

You can almost bet there will be a wait, but the wait is worth it. Whatever your meal of choice is it will be delicious and have lots of down home flavor. We like to eat breakfast here because it is a short walk from the RV park.

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Palm Springs, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A very good find. Danish pancakes are great if you don't like traditional pancakes that are on the cake side. Service was fast and the waitress helpful and friendly. In town to visit wineries but will return to this restaurant next time we are in the area. You also can't beat the value of what you get.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Visited this place while on a work trip. The place had a line but within 5 minutes, we were seated. The service is extremely friendly and efficient. I ordered the Danish pancakes which are nice and thin as I expected. I'm used to eating this type of pancake with butter, powdered sugar and lemon. They don't serve it like this,... More

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Long Beach, California, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We go to Solvang once a year and my husband insists that we eat here for breakfast at least once! Great food and friendly staff!

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We just 'happened' upon this casual dining eatery as we passed on our way down the PCH and diverted to see Solvang, the Dutch village. The queue outside was a good indicator of its popularity but was not so long as to put us off entirely. The staff were friendly and well-organised - obviously well used to queues (or lines!)... More

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Southern California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

A clean, friendly little diner, off the beaten path. I ordered the Danish pancakes with strawberries and it was perfect. Two large pancakes were served with fresh local berries and whipped cream ($8.75) and a glass of OJ ($4.50) put my total at $14. It was decent. But over priced.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Good food, plenty of it. Cheerful staff. I recommend the home fries - delicious! There can be a bit of wait, so plan accordingly.

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vandenberg village, ca
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146 reviews 146 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Had a group of 6 eat breakfast for dinner. The omelets were great but the order of Danish pancakes was overcooked. Thin pancakes like normal Danish pancakes but cooked to a crisp. The bisques and gravy were good and the service was great.

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