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Paula's Pancake House

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American, Coffee Shop, 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Outdoor Seating
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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  • 256
    Excellent
  • 187
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 12
    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
fun place for lunch

sit on the patio - enjoy the day - portions are large so you may want to share... we liked our veggie burgers and fries...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
socal4me
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Pasadena, CA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Pasadena, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

sit on the patio - enjoy the day - portions are large so you may want to share... we liked our veggie burgers and fries...

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Long Beach, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We came here about a year ago and found it OK. Nothing amazing but OK. But we gave it another chance on our last trip based on the still fabulous reviews. This time it wasn't even OK. Our food arrived absolutely cold. They re-made it but even hot, it wasn't worth the price. We will try another restaurant when we're... More 

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Penryn
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We ordered trip tip sandwich with fries, chili burger with fries. Our friends had soup and half tuna sandwich and burger with fries. Nothing to rave about. The server was excellent, very friendly and accomodating when we asked for seperate checks.

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Volcan, Panama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Ate there twice, not impressed. 1st time had biscuits and gravy. I have been out of the US for a year and was missing an old favorite. Still am. 2nd time had an omelet with hash browns and bacon. Omelet was OK, HB better and good bacon. Fresh squeezed orange juice was really good. Even if I go back to... More 

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Altadena, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We had a great brunch at Paula's. My sister's omelet was "the fluffiest" she has ever had, and my pancakes were also very good. My 3 year old son got the kids pancakes, and it was plenty, but not too much (or unlimited) syrup, which was nice. The service was great too.

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Yucaipa, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I was excited to eat at Paula's Pancake house. After all it has been in Solvang for years and they know how to make a good breakfast. If you've had Danish pancakes before you know the batter is very light, almost crepe-like, and yields a large, thin, lightpancake. Paula's batter is simply the same pancake batter used for the regular... More 

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Yucaipa, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stopped here in Solvang for lunch and i had the rare roast beef sandwich. It was very good! I ordered it on white bread but they have many choice of breads. The meat was deliciously rare served with tomato on the bread. This place has an extensive coffee shop menu.

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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Paula's Pancake House was our first stop for food after arriving in Solvang. One of us had breakfast (pancakes that covered the large plate) and the other had lunch (Danish sausage sandwich). All we can say is double YUMMMMM.

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Anaheim, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

As a quick side trip from a family wedding weekend, mom, 2 cousins & I took a quick jaunt to Solvang. We started our day with breakfast at Paula's. The first thing we noticed as we are being seated was very cool and retro orange juice machine. It doesn't get much more fresh squeezed than that and hence all four... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great breakfast at a reasonable price. Very hearty and filling,mouth good ingredients. Interesting Danish twist to menu. Nice and relaxing patio seating. Would go back any time!

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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, Coffee Shop, Scandinavian, Danish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?