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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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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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    Very good
  • 49
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  • 14
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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
Delicious Danish Pancakes!

Paula's never disappoints. The food is delicious, service is excellent, the employees are extra helpful, and the restaurant is immaculate. Ariel, our waitress, made our experience perfect!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
hrhvictoria
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San Gabriel, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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San Gabriel, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Paula's never disappoints. The food is delicious, service is excellent, the employees are extra helpful, and the restaurant is immaculate. Ariel, our waitress, made our experience perfect!

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Laguna Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Don't be afraid to wait in line for this place - totally worth it! I am a "breakfast all day" kinda gal so going here around noon was fine with me! They serve lunch as well but my eye (and stomach) was on the danish pancakes (fantastic), danish sausage and thick cut bacon (sourced locally). Everything was really great -... More 

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VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

You must go here for the Danish pancakes! They are delicious. You can get them with fresh cream and fruit on top with a side of maple syrup. I would recommend telling them to hold off on the confectioner's sugar since it detracts from the pancake flavor and makes it too sweet with the other toppings. You can also order... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The freshly squeezed orange juice and the Danish pancakes with fresh strawberries and whipcream are awesome.

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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

You"ll have to wait a while to be seated but its worth it. The waffles are the bomb and the fruit is so fresh. My husband had the wheat panchakes with eggs and he enjoyed them very much. Our waitress was great as busy as they are she made sure we were taken care of.

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Best breakfast in Solvang - perfectly crispy bacon, perfectly cooked over easy eggs, nice Danish pancakes - great service too!

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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Paula's gets pretty packed on the weekend so go early if you want to avoid a long wait. We got there around 8AM on a Saturday and the restaurant was already pretty full. I tend to have difficult time picking between sweet or savory flavors for breakfast so I always opt for the combo with Danish pancakes with side of... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

We were up early thanks to jet lag, and found out that Paula opens at 6am. We had the buttermilk pancakes and the Irish Benedict and both were excellent and set us up for the day. Portion sizes are good, and prices ok for a tourist town. I would definitely recommend this place!

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

came here with the GF on our way up the coast and had some great breakfast. the danish pancakes are light and tasty and you cant beat the fresh orange juice machine they have inside. they must have loaded 6 boxes of oranges in there while we sat at the counter eating, busy so get here before the crowds

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We drive through Solvang on our California Road Trip and went to Paula's Pancake House for brunch. It was delicious! We shared the Danish packages with strawberries and the pecan waffle and were not disappointed with either choice! Our coffees were constantly topped up which was greatly appreciated. The wait staff was very friendly, and very busy. We sat outside... More 

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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?