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Paula's Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
American, Scandinavian, Danish, Gluten Free Options
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1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
+1 805-688-2867
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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San Lorenzo, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our 1st time eating at this place. Have read great reviews about it and definitely stop by before leaving the area. Very nice and pleasant waitress and the ambience is pleasantly nice as well. Great food and price is reasonable.

1 Thank khymley
los angeles
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The danish sausage and pancakes were incredible. The natural casing on the sausage gave it a great snap with every bite. The mix for the pancake tasted like cake and didn't need fruit or all of the maple syrup that's served on the side. There's powdered sugar on top and this along with some light butter on the pancake will... More 

1 Thank travelinh1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great treat! Fresh fruit and atmosphere. Go early and you don't have to worry about a wait.

Thank Maria A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are out of town, overseas, so a quick breakfast before touring the area was in order. This place offered all kinds of breakfast, eggs to pancakes to sausages... The orange juice is fresh squeezed, no refills, but everything is tasty. Its in the middle-beginning of town and a good place to start your tour of the rest of Solvang.... More 

Thank eddierakoubian
Rancho Cucamonga
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waffles were good but I don't see what the fuss is about. It's an average breakfast place. Decent service with good food. I had high expectations from the reviews so I guess I was a bit disappointed overall. It was ok.

Thank Cheryl B
Redondo Beach, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just another breakfast place that succeeds because it is in Solvang and offers Danish pancakes. It is so popular you probably "have" to try it, but you will find better breakfasts without the wait elsewhere.

Thank TravelMan90277
Winchester, Massachusetts, USA
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like much of Solvang the place is more Danish than Denmark! But I love the town all the same and Paula's was perfect! I went on a weekday so able to get a nice table outside but it can get crowded on weekends. Good food, pleasant service and don't miss the Danish pancakes.

Thank Linda D
Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paula's served up a fantastic Danish breakfast. It was early Saturday morning and we only waited about 20 minutes. I had the Danish pancake combo. It came with two huge pancakes, 2 eggs and Danish sausage. About the Danish pancakes, they are much larger, but thinner than the traditional buttermilk pancakes. And the maple syrup did not taste like you... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a tourism town, few Solvang establishments are open so early and the people there are virtually all locals.

Thank Richard B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love Paula's!! It is one of our favorite breakfast places in the world. Always consistent. Super fresh foods. Bacon that is off the charts. We go to Paulas every chance we get!

Thank Dana S

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1531 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-2867
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?