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Ellen's Danish Pancake House

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American, European, Danish
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272 Ave Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
(805) 688-5312
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good ole home cooked food

We were camping and went here for breakfast, friendly staff and good home cooked food. Laura had the yummy pancakes with berry filing and I had the french toast with blueberries, good stuff, Old style charm and food, without the crowds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Paul S
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were camping and went here for breakfast, friendly staff and good home cooked food. Laura had the yummy pancakes with berry filing and I had the french toast with blueberries, good stuff, Old style charm and food, without the crowds.

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Thank Paul S
Pasadena, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quick, friendly service, decent menu, decent food. Good for a hearty breakfast. Nothing outstanding.

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Thank PasadenaJane
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far the best place to eat in Buellton, Solvang and Santa Inez. Breakfast is great. Order your omelet scrabble style....supper. And be sure to check the board for the specials. And this is a great place for dinner. Again the specials are great. Try the fried chicken....or the pork roast, my personal fav...and the specials come with... More 

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Thank Peggy C
San Clemente, California
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While staying at the lying Flags Campground we decided each morning to get a good breakfast before we started touring the area and Wine Tasting and great breakfast is what we got 2 days in a row. Being of Danish decent I had to try the Danish sausage and eggs one day which was very good and Danish Pancakes the... More 

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Thank Claudine B
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One tip off to a great place to eat is when the place is packed. Especially if the place is cash only spot. Ellen's Pancake House only took cash, and was packed the two times we went there in the 3 days we were in the area. The cash only system weeds out many tourists, for the most part. Ellen's... More 

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Thank tripplej93
Spokane, Washington
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The place seemed totally full when we looked in around 9 am on Christmas eve - luckily there was a back room and we sat down to our pancakes - two of us had the thinner Danish pancakes (one with chopped ham, one with delicious crispy bacon), one of us had the short stack of US pancakes - we were... More 

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Thank Celia N
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

For a filling American (or Danish) breakfast, you cannot go wrong at Ellen's Pancake House. Service is friendly and prompt & the food is filling and delicious. They have about 10 daily specials (omelets, scrambles, etc.) along with the regular menu items. My family is from the SY valley and it is always a nice taste of home to have... More 

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Thank goldtoothedvillains
Santa Barbara, California
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136 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Yes its a danish pancake and its not so special but its a really good Danish pancake and that in fact makes it special. The breakfast food is all good and we tried several over a few visits. The staff was busy, polite and friendly. A lot of people go here for breakfast so it can be busy but its... More 

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Thank Heligypsy
San Diego, California
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175 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Close to the freeway, open early, and friendly staff await you here should you pop in for breakfast. Better still - the food is fantastic. We'll pop in again should we be in the area. Quite nice!

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Thank TheAnvil
Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We went early, so they weren't too crowded yet. Excellent food and service. It really hit the spot! The Danish pancakes were scrumptions, plus they had "down-home" items and not a single bad one!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 272 Ave Of The Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: (805) 688-5312

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, European, Danish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?