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Ellen's Danish Pancake House

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, Danish
$$ - $$$
272 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped in on a Friday morning and we really liked it. I tried a Danish pancake not really knowing what to expect, it was excellent! They have a good selection of breakfast foods to please anyone.

Thank Lizz H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had breakfast for dinner. Never had Danish pancakes or danish sausage before. Really good. Tons of sausage on the danish packages with danish sausage. Really good. The danish sausage has a little different taste than American sausage. You can get either. But be a foodie...More

Thank timn579
Reviewed 2 April 2018 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 29 March 2018 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 24 March 2018 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
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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, Danish
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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