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Paula's Pancake House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Scandinavian, Danish, Gluten Free Options
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1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The wonderful breakfast experience started with the greeting from our waitress. She even suggested the specials instead of paying full price for a similar dish. The Paula's special of two very thin large pancakes covered in warm spiced apples and lashings of cream was absolutely amazing. Continual top ups of coffee and also some great postcards and gifts. Definitely a... More 

Thank jesson2016
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were here on a Saturday morning. The wait wasn't too bad, just about 15 minutes, enough time to go next door to Olsen's. Our waitress was the sweetest lady. She was super helpful with our selection questions. When she saw my interest in the Danish sausage but eventually didn't order it, she even brought us a little sample of... More 

Thank lcacds
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

That was a great breakfast! The pancakes were just like crepes we had on Bonaire. Sitting outside was great.

Thank b0b009
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on our way to LA. Bit of a wait for a table inside, so we opted for outside table which was a bit quicker. Order was taken quickly and we soon had our massive plate sized pancakes. Very tasty and were quickly dispatched :)

Thank Anton C
Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paula's Pancake House is a must to visit. Food is worth the wait. We only waited about 15 minutes. There is a delicious bakery and gift shop next door. Try to run in there and grab something. Unique gifts and pastries. Loved the tea towel!!

Thank Kathy T
Phoenix, AZ
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163 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on a Wednesday morning around 10am and seated immediately. When we left there was a waiting line. The waitstaff was pouring me coffee before I even asked for it which was a bit annoying as I was not planning on having coffee. But they kept the cup warm and topped it off regularly. I had the danish pancake... More 

Thank phxchica127
Santa Clarita, California
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paula's is an old school pancake house. Service is great and very efficient. The place is always crowded for good reason. When in Solvang Paula's is a must stop if you like a delicious breakfast. We will return.

Thank Linda B
East Atlantic Beach, New York, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went for the danish pancakes - we were not disappointed. Good food, excellent service, comfortable seating

Thank Susan A
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pancakes are my favorite food period. Paula's pancake house has the best pancakes I have ever had in my life. Eating here is a must while in Solvang!

Thank Strings52
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place. The food was very good. Nice to be able to sit outside eating breakfast people watching. If your going past. Stop!! Completely worth it

Thank Charcole9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Scandinavian, Danish, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: 805-688-2867
Serving classic American breakfast and lunch in addition to our worldly famous Danish pancakes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?