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Paula's Pancake House

1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
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Ranked #4 of 57 Restaurants in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Scandinavian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Serving classic American breakfast and lunch in addition to our worldly famous Danish pancakes.
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398 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Fabulous place for breakfast. I really wanted eggs rather than pancakes and they did not disappoint. Great service and food - recommended!

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Hot damn. Dems some damn good cakes. Exceeded my expectations. Busy place but very well staffed. Waitresses are dressed in Danish short traditional dresses. Very cute.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Paula's Pancake House is the Solvang breakfast spot, so unless you're super early expect crows. Food was filling and good. My BF and I are foodies, so while the pancakes were amazing the eggs and fixings were quite mainstream.

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Torrance, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Although the wait on a Friday morning was a little unexpected, once seated we could see why. We chose to take a seat at the counter which was seriously fine. The waitstaff was attentive and quick with the coffee refills. My husband and I both had the blueberry pancakes and they were seriously delicious. They didn't even need the overly... More

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Århus Danmark
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were undecided on where to have lunch and having a 10 year old kid with us, any place with 'pancake' in it's name would just be hard to resist. We had pancakes, waffles with crispy bacon (traveler's choice) and omelette. I was happy with what I ordered. And based on the empty plates on our table, I think it's... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As my boyfriend is a massive pancake fan, we had many visits to various restaurants for pancakes. The ones here were ok but nothing special. We did however have the buttermilk pancakes and not their speciality Danish pancakes so maybe they would have been even better. The selection is great for breakfast, there is a lot more on offer than... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have said it before, my first order in a new restaurant is a Patty Melt if available. A Patty Melt requires a little more thought than a burger and fries. Sorry Paula's Pancake House, you didn't make the list. The meat was bone dry, the Rye Bread was toaster heated it appeared instead of grilled as it should be.... More

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Angelus Oaks, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very nice dinning patio and the breakfast is ample and tasty. I miss the Danish Pancakes...they were so delicious but the abelskiever is also good.

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Ft. Worth
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great food, although I felt it was very expensive - 3 people & bill was $41 for breakfast. But in their defense CA is expensive, we figure we paid about 1/3 more for each person's meal in CA than we do in our home state. I'm not a fan of their prices, but the food & service was great.

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Los Angeles, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We needed a place to have a delicious breakfast in hopes to start a fabulous vacation and followed this site's advice. I was really disappointment by the up keeping of this place, the white lace curtains look brown and the carpet is so old it has a musty scent. I understand trying to keep the essence do country style feel... More

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