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Mother Hubbard's Restaurant

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PRICE RANGE
$8 - $17
CUISINES
American, Diner
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Takeout Available
  • Outdoor Seating Available
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Updated 10/10/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/10/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed September 25, 2022 via mobile

The customer service was absolutely the worst I have ever experienced. The waitress was incredibly rude and disrespectful. I can’t really comment about the food. After a half an hour of our waitress having a personal conversation with a couple at another table we gave...up on being served. Our waitress on top of being completely incompetent at customer service was extremely rude and made derogatory comments about my family as we left. The only good thing about visiting Mother Hubbard’s is that there is a very good restaurant with excellent staff right across the street. Unfortunately I can’t get the half an hour of my life that I wasted at Mother Hubbard’s listening to the worst waitress in the history of customer services life story back. If you ever have the misfortune of finding yourself at Mother Hubbard’s, do yourself a favor and just go across the street and enjoy a great meal served by excellent staff.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022 via mobile

What a nice place to stop for breakfast, fresh hot food and smiling faces can’t ask for much more. Most definitely would come back and eat here.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022 via mobile

We had the corned beef hash. Not out if a can! The country potatoes were good, and eggs over easy were perfect. Order the biscuits~

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 27, 2022

This is a good, old-fashioned breakfast place. They are also open for lunch, not sure about dinner. The service is fast and pleasant and everything on the menu is good and hearty, reasonable prices. It seems many locals eat breakfast here. We have breakfast here...every time we are in the area.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

Waitress was super nice and took our special kid breakfast requests without blinking an eye. Biscuits are yummy and coffee is strong.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2021 via mobile

Mother Hubbard's is a very welcoming restaurant, with fantastic service & great food. We especially want to thank Walter and Jacob for their excellent customer service. They anticipated our needs almost before we did. They both made great recommendations and the Eggs Benedict special was...super yummy, as was their chicken fried steak & gravy breakfast! I'd just like to tell the owners to buck up and add another phone line, or invest in something like Square technology so you can run credit cards table side. You can't run a restaurant with one phone line if that's the only line available for answering customer calls & processing credit card transactions. It is 2021 after all!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 18, 2021

This is a great place for a great breakfast. I think that their chicken fried steak is the best you will have in Southern California. Their scrambles are great as well.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 8, 2021

This place sucks.the waitress was very rude.the food is nothing to talk about yuk.terable service. Never have seen such a rude old waitress

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 20, 2021

We ate here for lunch. We were seated quickly and asked for our drink order and given a menu. My wife had the Santa Barbara Chicken sandwich and I ordered the Santa Fe Chicken sandwich. We opted for the potato salad for our side dish....Both sandwiches were cooked well with large breast on the sandwich. The potato salad was homemade with bits of bacon and celery. The potato salad was very good. What we did not realize when we went there it was almost closing time but it was not a problem as they told us to take our time eating and enjoy our meals. Service was top notch and the food was worth the price. Will stop again for lunch when we are in the area.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 16, 2021

Nice alternative to Ellen's. Service is super friendly and fast with"homemade" cooking, food is very tasty. Best of all, a very convenient stopover on the way to S CA. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 21, 2021

Found the restaurant by accident and glad we stopped. Food is plenty full and the service is great. Friendly atmosphere.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Ma H, Owner at Mother Hubbard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2021

Hello, Chad here the new owner of Mother Hubbards. I am glad you stopped and enjoyed your visit. I enjoy knowing that good things can come by accident. You may have seen me out and about on Sunday, but if not. Next time you are...More

Reviewed August 22, 2020 via mobile

We come to the Buellton area fairly often and it would not be complete without a visit to Mother Hubbard's. Service is always friendly and the food is great. I have left a review for MH's before and just want every one to know that...the quality is always outstanding. Try it - you will come back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Jon_McD, Owner at Mother Hubbard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2020

Thank you Mary, not only for your ongoing patronage but for taking the time to again write a review. We work hard to satisfy our guests, but we do make mistakes, and if we ever make one while taking care of you and yours, please...More

Reviewed June 27, 2020 via mobile

What a great place. Amazing comfort food...three eggs omelet with huge amounts of real bacon ..not bits. Lovely employees who completely enforced Covid-19 requirements. Reasonable prices. We will return!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Jon_McD, Owner at Mother Hubbard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2020

Good evening, Jon from Mother Hubbard's and I wanted to thank you for both your business and taking the time to write your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your breakfast and that you found the environment to be safe. We put a lot of effort...More

Reviewed March 5, 2020

When in Buellton, stop on in. Great places, food is wonderful, the people even better. Right across from Pea Soup, close to all, right off the freeway so it is easy to find. No reason to stop at a chain when this is fresh, fun...and friendlyMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Jon_McD, Owner at Mother Hubbard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you Tom, we really appreciate your business and your review, and we prefer to think of Pea Soup's being across the street from us :) I do hope you visit us again in the,future and that I have the opportunity to thank you in...More

Reviewed March 3, 2020

We've only had breakfast here but it has always been awesome! Great friendly service, too. We ate here twice on our last trip.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Jon_McD, Owner at Mother Hubbard's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Good morning Don, Jon from Mother Hubbard's and I want to thank you for both your business and for taking the time to post your review. We value our guest's feedback as it let's us know how we're doing. I do hope that you visit...More

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We've got outside seating where your welcome to have your pet, of course that's assuming it's not something along the lines of a Siberian Tiger, though that would be pretty cool Jon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mother Hubbard's Restaurant

Yes, Mother Hubbard's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Mother Hubbard's Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Mother Hubbard's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4