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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
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I was so looking forward to the Danish pancakes. When they arrived they were barely warm. I'm sure they cook up several ahead of time. By the time I was half way through they were cold. Service was also pretty poor. The waitresses would single task oriented. They would also not fill your coffee if you were not in there... More 

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los angeles
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We opted out of the free b'fast at Hadsten House and came here for pancakes. We had Eggs, ham and the Danish Pancakes with blueberries. All was really good and I have no complaints. I couldn't help but overhear the woman next to us rave about the pancakes. I guess it's a matter of taste, but I prefer aebleskiver (sp?)... More 

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Huntington Beach
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had to wait about 45 minutes to have brunch around 11am at Paulas, but it was worth it. You name your favorite breakfast/brunch dish - it's likely to be on the menu. Service is super efficient, warm and friendly. Food is "average plus" but the atmosphere and value make up for any deficiencies. Not for a romantic dinner, but... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

All the reviewers raved about the pancakes here and we needed an early breakfast (this is the only place open early) so we thought we'd try the pancakes. Absolutely nothing special. Still, if you need an early breakfast, this is the place.

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Valencia, California, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Really tasty food served here! But do try the pancakes, which are a local legend. (Note that I knew I was in for a treat when I realized that most of the customers in the place were local residents!)

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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It is always worth a stop and a wait to have Paula's Danish Pancakes! Really enjoy eating here, and it is always busy. We prefer sitting outside is the patio area. I think being inside is pretty noisy - but great food is just that.

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Was there early on a Saturday morning, Wait was not too bad to be seated. Must have pancakes, Sausage was ok. Plenty of seating outdoors and they turn on the heaters for you.

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Costa Mesa, California
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25 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My wife and I pulled up on the day after Christmas and walked up to about 40 people standing around the entrance. Expecting the worst we were told an hour wait for inside or we could sit outside with no wait. We took it and sat outside. The place only has a few tables indoors. Outside seating has heaters and... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you don't get there early you will have to wait for at least 45 minutes to 2 hours to get seated. There is inside/outside seating. Food value is great and boy is it ever tasty. We always visit Paula's at least once for breakfast every time we go to Solvang.

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Round Rock, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

During our vacation last week we stopped at Paula's pancake house. Though the name has "pancake" int it but they have a great choices of food. The ambiance of this place is very cool and the service was excellent. They made sure that our food was ready in few minutes as we had only little time. Overall we enjoyed our... More 

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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 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Scandinavian

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