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Ellen's Danish Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Danish
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272 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
+1 805-688-5312
06:00 - 20:00
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Mon 06:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sun 06:00 - 20:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Home style food and service. Great location at the corner of 246 and near 101. Worth the drive just for the jam which is home made and seasonal. I bought 3 jars!

Thank Priscilla G
Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the strawberry pancakes, the BLT and the Beef Melt. Everyone enjoyed there meals. The pancakes were my favorite. Ice Tea is brewed. No wait but went there about 2 pm on a Saturday. Service was very good. Would eat there again.

Thank Connie12
San Francisco, California
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying nearby we saw Ellens Danish Pancake house and decided to make it a breakfast stop. What an excellent decision! Thin delightful Pancakes the size of our plates. Freshly scrambled eggs and crisp bacon all for under $10, bottomless cups of coffee and smiling service. All the locals streamed in proving it was the right place to start a day.

Thank Rebecca G
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Very friendly small restaurant. Very fast service. The Danish pancakes are worth coming for. We had no Wait but were there early. They are very thin, and you get 3. The texture is perfect and taste Very Good. The eggs, Biscuits and Gravy all taste great

Thank caliwst
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Get the 12 egg omelette and split it up or have left overs for days! Good prices, great service. Close to Flying Flags and Solvang. Can't beat the location.

Thank cactus5225
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It doesn't matter whether you are on your way somewhere else or heading for a great breakfast, STOP at Ellen's. This is a no frills diner with all the ambiance you would expect from a working mans diner. Open early and close early, get yourself in there! Try an omelette be prepared to take some home. (we ordered the 12... More 

Thank Jack C
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

A favorite on our trips down 101, Ellen's serves up a wonderful breakfast with awesome service. You will not be disappointed. Like many awesome breakfast locations, there can be a wait so plan accordingly.

Thank TJanzen
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a group of seven biking the Solvang area for the weekend and on the recommendation of our hotel went here for breakfast. We liked the food, service, and fair price so much we went back the second day after our morning ride before heading home. Refills of coffee & water were quick and plentiful. Breakfast prices averaged around... More 

Thank WCBald
Hood River, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Ken spotted this last night as we were looking for a room. So here we are. Friendly fast service....but the best part of breakfast is always the food. I had Ellen's FRESH blueberry Danish pancakes... loaded with huge fresh berries!! Yum yum. The danish cakes are perfectly thin and slightly crispy. Good with better or whipped cream. Ken also enjoyed... More 

Thank Judy G
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The quantity of the food was more than ample. Unfortunately, the quality was average or less. The Danish pancakes are just thin American ones. Atmosphere was cozy. We will not return.

Thank Kitty J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Danish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?