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Paula's Pancake House

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American, 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, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • 283
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  • 193
    Very good
  • 49
    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
great pancakes

We had breakfast one day on the patio and found the food to be outstanding. The service was pleasant and professional and the quality of the food was probably the best we experienced during our two-day stay in Solvang. Highly recommend Paula's to anyone who enjoys good food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Wayne S
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Ladera Ranch, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Ogden, Utah
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Paula's Pancake House is right on the main thoroughfare of Solvang, and we chose it because it was convenient. I wish we had looked around the town before choosing where to eat. The restaurant was very busy but the servers were doing a great job keeping up with it all. Our server was very nice and even stopped long enough... More 

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Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast one day on the patio and found the food to be outstanding. The service was pleasant and professional and the quality of the food was probably the best we experienced during our two-day stay in Solvang. Highly recommend Paula's to anyone who enjoys good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

First of all, that place is way too small for the amount of people that want to eat here! 20 minute wait at least which is a lot if your hungry in the morning. I decided to give the Danish pancakes a chance. I got the two Danish pancakes. The waitress asked what fruit I wanted on them, cinnamon apples,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

we've been coming here for many years and it is always excellent. this latest time was no exception. after a brief wait for an outside table we had great service. we were quickly served coffee and juice and waited not too long for a scrumptious breakfast! will definitely be back again whenever we are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Excelllent service. Our waitress went out of her way to make my daughter's birthday special :) Only flaw was several flies in the restaurant.

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Pace, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The place was busy but we had no wait! Never felt rushed (as it took us awhile to make a decision from the large menu!) The service was quick and pleasant. The food was abundant, filling but yet did not feel weighted down when finished!

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San Jacinto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This place is really busy but we were seated pretty quickly for lunch. Our server was super friendly and helpful with menu options. She also did well talking and and helping our kids decide what to order. Everything came out great and fast considering how busy it was. It is small and cramped since it is an older establishment bathrooms... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had to wait about 20 minutes for a table but left our name at the door and wandered around the bright and busy town of Solvang. We had fresh squeezed orange juice from their cool orange press and the traditional pancakes were massive and covered with strawberries and whipped cream. The pancakes were light and fluffy and delicious. Very... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I cannot hold back on the hyperbole when describing Paula's Pancake House. It is that good. The highlight was Danish pancakes that came with homemade whipped cream. Paired with fresh orange juice, turkey sausage, and two eggs, and the meal was pure perfection. Not an item was cooked with the slightest imperfection. On my next trip to Solvang, Paula's is... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Get there early and there is never a wait. Sit at the counter or get a table but you won't want to miss having breakfast in this classic breakfast eatery. I have been coming here for 20 plus years. It is fantastic. The service is excellent and the food wonderful.

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Additional Information about Paula's Pancake House

Address: 1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
Phone Number: 805-688-2867
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Scandinavian, Danish

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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, Scandinavian, Danish

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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