We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Pea Soup Andersen's

€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
376 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9704
+1 805-688-5581
07:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

602 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 581: English reviews
Daphne, Alabama
Level Contributor
305 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here based on memory of person in our group. Food was just average. Service was friendly and efficient. Had the "Famous" pea soup. Never again. Gift shop reminded one of a 1950's roadside stand. Would not do this again.

Thank twaone
La Canada Flintridge, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told this was one of the stops we needed to make when we were in the area. What a great hometown restaurant. Lots of choices, but you really should just stick with the all you can eat split pea soup bowl.

Thank Scott P
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who stops for pea soup? Well add it to my bucket list. Worth it for the history lesson on the place/highway/peas. We have driven by several times in years past. Stopped and it was packed Sat 1PM. Waited a few minutes for a table and it was worth it. Huge portion on my Greek salad (adequate bowl of soup before),... More 

Thank Flojostravel
Salinas, California
Level Contributor
45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I am by no means a fan of peas, but the pea soup here was outstanding! My wife and I got the all-you-can-eat meal, and could barely walk out of the restaurant when we were done. The atmosphere was clean and the service was great, so our experience was a comfortable one.

Thank rabrannon
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The restaurant is worth a visit, though the soup (once the toppings are added) felt expensive. Food was okay, but service was great. They really try to make you feel at home.

Thank rortiz5
San Ramon, California
Level Contributor
42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We stopped here recently while driving up Highway 101, curious to see what the restaurant was like - after seeing billboards on the highway. The restaurant is dated and touristy,and the pea soup is just ok. The chicken sandwich was tastier. There is a room upstairs, which houses a small museum - memorabilia on history of the area - very... More 

1 Thank kt149
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Expectations fully met. Finally had their great split pea soup with all the accompaniments. In bowl, in bread, with bread, good coffee & salads. Check out the gift shop & upstairs museum. They have the recipe & hospitality down pat. New tradition. Will not pass through area again without a stop here.

Thank HowardOnHwy66
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Driving from Santa Barbara to Cambria.....we stopped at Andersen's for a quick lunch. A huge menu and very large portions! Sandwiches are so large that one between two is ideal! Also a gift shop to have a browse. Again,all staff were very friendly,helpful and polite.

Thank Jill W
Ventura, CA
Level Contributor
55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I ate here with a party of 8 for dinner and we all felt pretty good about our meals. A couple of people were happy with the fish and chips, the patty melt looked good, and the Alaskan cod filet was even better than expected. None of us had the pea soup since we're not fans of that type of... More 

Thank cali-golfer
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Touristy! Nice service! Pea Soup is good but had stomach issues after eating here several times! Done! No more!

1 Thank Jujubbb

Travellers who viewed Pea Soup Andersen's also viewed


Been to Pea Soup Andersen's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Danish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 376 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA 93427-9704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-5581

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Pea Soup Andersen's and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Santa Barbara, California
over a year ago
Santa Barbara, California
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Pea Soup Andersen's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?