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Ellen's Danish Pancake House

$$ - $$$American, ,
272 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
+1 805-688-5312
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (82 reviews)
“strawberries” (8 reviews)
“spanish sausage” (21 reviews)
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American, Diner, Danish
$$ - $$$
272 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best breakfast in the Santa Ynez Valley. Pancakes beyond belief (Danish and American) plain or covered in strawberries and mounds of whipped cream. Omelets with 5 or 10 eggs with hash browns (fresh salsa), endless coffee, and huge BLT's and so much...More

Thank syvdan13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I find $50 for 2 for pancake breakfast a bit high. Food was good but not spectacular . Staff very friendly.

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had eaten in Solvang at Paulas pancake house and were told we could not substitute a pancake instead of hashbrowns and the toast or English muffin offered. At Ellen’s not only were the portions bigger, they were tastier and they accommodated all of our...More

Thank dwalker0320
Reviewed 13 March 2018

It's no secret - as locals and knowledgeable travellers will attest - that Ellen's is fantastic: the long lines at breakfast and lunch will tell you that. We stop here every time we are traveling down the 101 because it's convenient, the food is good...More

Thank rmongoos
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We've been coming to Ellen's every year in March for the past 6 years. We dance with a large group and Ellen's has always been welcoming and accommodating whether we have 20 or 40 for brunch! And the reason we keep coming back? The fabulous...More

Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Had a great breakfast at Ellen’s. Everything was delicious. We had the blueberry French toast, the Swedish pancakes, biscuits and gravy, and much more. Everything we all ate was very good. My husband said they have the best scrambled eggs. Definitely must try if you’re...More

Thank Alexis G
Reviewed 4 March 2018

All the locals frequent this restaurant. The breakfast menu is fantastic, try the Eggs Benedict and you won't be disappointed !

Thank Topkick642
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I LOVE Ellen's. Omg. The coffee is always tasty and the Danish pancakes are a must. The omelette and pretty much everything else is served on the huge side of portioning. Thick ham and bacon slices and big pieces of toast. Come hungry, leave definitely...More

Thank Mikey B
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Quaint, easily accessible restaurant from Flying Flags. This establishment has been greatly impacted by the fires, floods so go patronize

Thank whawaii4
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Three in my group ate here for breakfast. The service was very good, but the food was average at best. We had biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict, and a spinach omelette. The food was delivered fairly quickly but was very bland. The fresh tomatoes should...More

Thank Beevie
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5 July 2017|
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Response from Jack C | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, it is a cowboy eatin' house. They may claim a vegetarian or vegan menu but I would not be to anxious to try it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Danish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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