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Pea Soup Andersen's

12411 State Highway 33, Santa Nella, CA 95322-9734
+1 209-826-1685
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“pea soup” (226 reviews)
“fried chicken” (18 reviews)
“pot roast” (8 reviews)
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American, Soups, Danish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12411 State Highway 33, Santa Nella, CA 95322-9734
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Andersen's is a kitschy little spot between LA and SF, specializing in the pea soup that made them famous. The pea soup is pretty good (it's vegetarian, btw) and they give you little things on the side to put in it--bacon bits, green onions, croutons,...More

Thank phantomframe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friend group met here for lunch. It's a wonderful place in between us. Right off the freeway, easy off, easy on or just go up 33 to Gustine. I had the bacon sandwich. It came loaded with bacon and I asked for an addition...More

Thank VickiG95340
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

always consistent and the good place to stop by the 5 freeway. Great rest room and the food and pastries are great to eat on the way back to Los Angeles in

Thank Wolfgang K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG if you want really tacky souvenirs this is the place. The restaurant has mediocre food at reasonable prices and you have to get their famous Split Pea soup; it's nothing special but it's their signature dish. We usually eat in the bar; which has...More

Thank Anita B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place, there are many items on the menu to choose from, but I stick with the all you can eat split pea soup. Comes with cheese biscuits. Service very good. I enjoy it very much.

Reviewed 17 June 2017

I have stopped here whenever I'm on I-5, but it's usually for lunch. It's an interesting restaurant (one of three I just learned) and they purchase more peas for their outstanding pea soup than anywhere else in the country. This time, however, I was spending...More

Thank J R W
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

They, without a doubt have the best pea soup. You cannot leave without purchasing their sharp cheddar crock of cheese and great toast for you to spread your delicious cheese on

Thank 3vickih
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This has always been a favorite stop on our road trips since I was a young girl. The pea soup is still delicious and they have some of the best fried chicken around. Stop here for lunch or dinner- just stay away from the hotel...More

Thank littledarlinseattle
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I've been eating at Andersen's since I lived near Buelton in the 50s. So whenever I'm on I-5 I stop in Santa Nella and get some of that good Pea Soup. So today we each had a bowl of Pea Soup and split a Reuben...More

Thank VictoryVisionTim
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This was our go to stop heading to Los Angeles. Clean bathrooms, good breakfast and pastries. This trip we made our usual stop for the bathroom, and decided to have breakfast. We each ordered our breakfast. My son ordered the French toast. We all got...More

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16 May 2017|
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Response from Tony D | Reviewed this property |
Yes...Andersen's has a complete menu.
john r
1 October 2016|
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Response from happycouplefromfl | Reviewed this property |
The motel next door is called the "Best Western Andersen's Inn".
17 October 2015|
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Response from PnSfromLA | Reviewed this property |
It is right next to the 5. 1 mile is a gross exaggeration.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12411 State Highway 33, Santa Nella, CA 95322-9734
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Nella
  • Phone Number: +1 209-826-1685
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