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Paula's Pancake House

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American, Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Danish
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1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
805-688-2867
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: Serving classic American breakfast and lunch in addition to our worldly...
Serving classic American breakfast and lunch in addition to our worldly famous Danish pancakes.
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  • 353
    Excellent
  • 223
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast Stop

Had a breakfast consisting of Danish pancakes, Danish sausage and eggs. The breakfast was very good. The coffee was also quite good. The service was very good. The food was brought very quickly after our order was placed. Will come back for breakfast

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Warner G
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a breakfast consisting of Danish pancakes, Danish sausage and eggs. The breakfast was very good. The coffee was also quite good. The service was very good. The food was brought very quickly after our order was placed. Will come back for breakfast

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Thank Warner G
Port Edwards, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I ate here with her niece and husband. We had wonderful pancakes and one of us had the cob salad. Everything was very tasty and service was very good.

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Thank J4043AGpatrickm
Sonoma, California
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192 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice location and staff. We may have had too high of an expectation for Danish pancakes as they were not unique except for being thin. Fresh fruit was excellent. Restroom yuk.

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Thank BoulderNut
June Lake, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always a wait for a weekend table and well worth it. Danish sausage, thick bacon, eggs cooked as requested were wonderful. Danish (or are they Swedish?) pancakes with apples are also great together with great service.

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Thank James J
Ramstein Germany
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is wonderful! There is a long wait time but there is a reason; everyone knows it is great!

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Thank crystal792
Gilbert, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first restaurant that I visited during my short stay in Solvang. Love the Danish pancake (it tasted and looks like a crepe). Service was very good. We didn't wait for a long time :) It was worth the experience

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Fort Worth, Texas
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great hearty breakfast keeping with what Americans expect, while adding some Danish flare to reflect what you'd expect from Solvang. The Danish pancaked are a must try, and the addition of smoked salmon to breakfast options is something I wish more restaurants would offer. It's a great area to park in and explore after a good meal.

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Thank MadGrendel
Pasadena, California, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a great little breakfast nook. Good prices and generous portions. Fuel your stomach up here before you head out on your wine tasting adventures! Get there early because the line forms quick. The place is small so seating is limited. Pro tip: sit at the counter top where you can watch the hustle and bustle of all... More 

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Thank Candie S
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pancakes were great. The line-up is really long though. I would put you name on the list, but stay close. I saw a number of people walk off to shops after putting their name on the list. Suddenly, seats would open and the hostess would call off names. By sticking close we were able to get a seat within... More 

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Thank Andrew B
Boise, Idaho
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paula's has great apple Danish pancakes and more. Friendly Scandinavian-dressed waitresses are very helpful in reviewing the menu and placing orders.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: 805-688-2867

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, European, Scandinavian, Danish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Serving classic American breakfast and lunch in addition to our worldly famous Danish pancakes.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?