Buellton, California: Andersen's Pea Soup Capital of the World

Well-known roadside California restaurant with a Danish flair and a cartoon mascot who splits peas with a mallet. Open since 1924, in tandem with their Santa Nella location "serving over 2 million bowls of pea soup a year." Jan 2021: Site for sale.

Andersen's Pea Soup

376 Avenue of the Flags, Buellton, CA
US Hwy 101, exit at 140A, head west on Hwy 246, Andersen's is on right.
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Andersen's Pea Soup Capital of the World

I tried the pea soup, delicious. Gift shop inside restaurant.

[Leslie, 03/09/2020]

Pea Soup Andersen's.

Andersen's Pea Soup Capital of the World

The Split Pea Soup Capital of the World is at Pea Soup Andersen's. Up the street from Solvang. Great soup. Other food available. Good service. Shopping in the store. Good selection.

[Peter De Jesse, 04/26/2010]

Well-known roadside California restaurant with a Scandinavian flair (windmills, etc.). The location on I-5 in Santa Nella still thrives, as well as this one in Buellton. Their long-time symbols for splitting peas are the little guy, Pea-Wee, and the big guy with the killer mallet, Hap-Pea. Plywood photo op out front.

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