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Paula's Pancake House

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American, European, Danish, Scandinavian, Gluten Free
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1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Oldmeldrum, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst driving through California we happened upon Solvang, a truly beautiful and unexpected town. Being on the road early we decided on an early brunch and whilst looking for somewhere to park we spotted Paula's and parked. This near Tyrollean style of building was festooned with the most fragrant flowers in hanging baskets. Now I'm 6'2" and had to duck... More 

Thank MarkAB51
Solvang, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a 30 year local - this is where everyone goes when you want a great breakfast. The food, the service are all top notch. Usually there is a line, so suggest if you are an early riser that you get there as soon as you manage after it opens. In all the years I have lived there, its... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for the Danish pancakes and was totally satiated. Their fresh strawberries were the perfect addition to the pancakes. Good coffee and excellent friendly service.

Thank grabo
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My teenage children love the pancakes and eggs for breakfast! The wait was not long at all for lunch but breakfast it is very popular. Try to get there near opening if you are able too. The wait is worth it if you do sleep in. Can browse the shops next door while waiting.

Thank alittlegibby
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in Solvang for an afternoon of shopping. Needed a place to have lunch, had not checked TA but saw that Paula's was busy and offered outdoor seating. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who seated us on the patio. They had a great lunch special with a very reasonable price which we took advantage of and without... More 

Thank tanfan
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed an excellent breakfast, quick service, just across the street from the hotel so very convenient Go early it gets very crowded. The coffee was great too, really nice wake up before wine tours

Thank Paula2242014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an original (old and unique) pancake house. You can't eat here and not try the Danish pancakes- they were the best!!

Thank Julie J
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Believe the reviews - Paula's is the real deal. And make sure to arrive before 9:30 a.m. unless you don't mind waiting for a table. Their breakfast menu is expansive. I ordered a special omelette the first time and Eggs Florentine on the return visit. Their homemade Danish sausage is a specialty.

Thank Erik B
Fresno, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun place to eat. We were here for breakfast and ordered the Swedish pancake and also the Danish sausage - (even though we are vegetarians. We like to experience different types of ethnic foods.) Parking can be a challenge - just keep driving around until someone leaves their parking spot. A variety of foods; we were seated outside -... More 

Thank LoveGetAways70
Tualatin, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our way back home to Oregon from SoCal we stopped at one of our favorite places, Solvang. After browsing the many shops we decided to stop to eat at Paula's. The food was terrific and the atmosphere in the outside patio was great. Service good and food even better. I suggest Paula's famous dutch pancakes with fresh strawberries. ..delicious!

Thank buddiespac13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, European, Danish, Scandinavian, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?