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“Great local place to eat & drink good wine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Succulent Cafe

Succulent Cafe
1555 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
+1 805-691-9444
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Ranked #5 of 57 Restaurants in Solvang
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: American, Pizza & Pasta, Soups, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Place
Description: Succulent Cafe is in heart of downtown Solvang, California. Serving lunch & dinner everyday, except Tuesday, and breakfast on Saturday & Sunday. We offer American cuisine, serving hearty portions of your favorite dishes with a twist. We incorporate seasonal and locally sourced produce & fish whenever possible, as well as local wine & draft micro-brewed beer. Dinner reservations are highly recommended.
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
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“Great local place to eat & drink good wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

I've been here a few time while on business travel and its always been good. My favorite things are the bacon wrapped scallops, goat cheese spread and biscuits. The service here is great and they are very helpful with picking out a good wine to go with your meal. The place is small so you will need to make reservations.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Maria, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Must Experience Succulent Cafe ... !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My wife and I stopped in Solvang for a great Saturday afternoon walking around the quaint Danish architecture and warmth of this town-- truly a must visit, if only once. We kicked it off with a visit to the Succulent Cafe and we're very glad we did. They create very trendy, tasty treats with the care of a master chef but don't charge you for it! Tasty tip: Get the Special! They create those daily and they are truly awesome. Also had the fish sandwich ... a great mix of flavors as well. Take your food outside, just past the windmill, and watch the passers by -- you'll feel like you are at a European Cafe ... and the "tourists" will look at you with food envy!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Closed on a Tuesday in January.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Made a special trip to Solvang today for the sole purpose to eat lunch at Succulent...it was closed. Days open on Wed-Sun; should have called in advance.

Visited January 2013
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“Your choice is made”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Although we will probably never return to Solvang due to other places on the "bucket list," I would go back just to eat here. Make sure you eat here if you go to Solvang. Fabulous service, goos wine, excellent food. Note: at least for dinner, make a reservation ahead of time. We walked into Succulent in the afternoon & made a reservation for the evening.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Surprisingly Good Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were in Solvang and decided to hit this place early in the evening. Amazing food. Some of the best ahi I have ever had. They use fresh local ingredients. My wife had the caramel seared scallop salad, which was good but a little heavy on the bacon. Reservations are a must. We were lucky to sneak in, but watched dozens get turned away.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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