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Ellen's Danish Pancake House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Fast food, Diner, Danish
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272 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
+1 805-688-5312
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Today
06:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Mon 06:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sun 06:00 - 20:00
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Nevers, France
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42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On the road between Santa Barbara and Monterey, get out of the way for that authentic family restaurant. Checkered tablecloth, good and generous breakfast, friendly staff... Makes you feel happy, in good company!

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Thank Alain G
Orange County, California
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184 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was fast and friendly. I decided to to try the infamous Danish pancakes which are thin but were a bit tough to cut with a fork. Nothing bad about the food but nothing special.

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Thank Sandy C
Orem, Utah
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't sure what we wanted and took a few minutes to choose, but our server was quite patient with us! My daughter got the cheeseburger and fries, and wow, it sure looked good! The burger was quite large and cooked perfectly, and she got an entire basket of fries to go with it. She was very happy with her... More 

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Thank Aqua52
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do you know how so many people think they make a great breakfast, so they open a breakfast place, and you go and try it and it's mediocre and no better than you can make at home? Well, this is the one they all hoped to be. I tried the special chorizo scrambled eggs - perfect, just what you hope... More 

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Thank Henry B
Encino, California, United States
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

THis place is like turning back the clock to 1960. Great simple good food. Several kinds of pancakes from traditional to Swedish. Eggs any wan and the BEST bacon! Locals, tourists, truck-drivers, wine-workers and more make this a must try in the area.

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Thank Andrew M
Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stopped in for a quick bite before the annual JuleBurn in Solvang---Truth be told, we wanted to stop at Paula's but got to town after they had closed and we really bummed as the danish pancakes are the REAL reason to visit Solvang! Anyway, chatting with the locals at a thrift store and they said, "Go to Ellen's. It's... More 

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Thank SleepersGourmet
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Y'all... this place was so good!! Danish pancakes are so much better than regular pancakes!! They're like a crepe, but with the taste of pancake. The bacon was good, toast had that right amount of crisp burn around the edges. The waitress, Debbie, was super friendly. Definitely a place to go back to.

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Thank Mikey B
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stopped here for breakfast. I thought the price was a little high for breakfast until we were served. There is even food on the plate to feed two people or to have take home food.

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Thank nancymI9614FL
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

What a great place that has been around since 1947, a local favorite z, So many breakfast items to pick from , which they serve all day! Daily lunch and breakfast specials at a reasonable price . Fluffy Danish pancakes , kielbasa ,bacon sausage and bacon. One of my favorites is biscuits and gravy .....not the package gravy! Filled with... More 

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Thank Patricia R
Simi Valley, California
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

They have excellent breakfast choices, the meals are plentiful too. Service was quick too so worth stopping in.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Diner, Danish
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 272 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-5312

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