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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 good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (71 reviews)
“homemade jams” (5 reviews)
“blueberries” (4 reviews)
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American, Diner, Danish
$$ - $$$
272 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9503
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoyed my visit to Ellen's Danish Pancake House. I was up early and headed there as soon as they opened (6 AM). The staff is very friendly and it has a charming diner feel. I ordered the danish pancakes (2), eggs (1) and...More

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast when we had a change of travel plans. Good coffee, excellent bread, eggs cooked perfectly, great homefries and danish pancakes All served fast and hot.

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's only 2 miles from Solvang and from what I'm told, cheaper than the celebrated Paula's Pancakes there with pretty much zero wait time (conapred to long waits at Paula's.) Very friendly staff, eager to serve and please. Food was dynamite and fairly reasonable. Wonderful...More

Thank Jody E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for breakfast and had the Swedish pancakes and sausage. They also have delicious jam on the table.

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular breakfast place. Very mom&pop home cooked meal. The serving portions are actually way to big for an average person. Everyone at our table had a good meal. I love old fashion home cooking on occasion but prefer more refined meals...More

Thank renee k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People are friendly, service was good but the food is just ok,. We went for breakfast and 3 of the 4 of us weren't thrilled with our meal.

Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

A great breakfast spot located just outside of Solvang a Danish City in California . They offer many selections at Ellen's, but the ones you want to try are the authentic Danish pancakes and sausages. The food is incredible, but the service is a step...More

Thank guseboy
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We love this place. Ask any local where is the best breakfast in town, it's Ellen's. We've taken most of our friends/family that come to visit and it never disappoints. The hash browns are AMAZING. The service is fast & friendly. Most plates are big...More

Thank Dani W
Reviewed 26 September 2017

After reading reviews for this restaurant, had expected better. We went for late breakfast on our last day visiting the area. We tried the Danish pancakes...disappointed that they were not hot when they arrived. The eggs, bacon and sausage were satisfactory.

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

This local, small town restaurant serves up a great breakfast. I had the two egg, three danish pancake plate with a side of danish sausage and served with homemade jams. It was delicious and very filling. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank TravelGirl-gbs
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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