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Pea Soup Andersen's

12411 State Highway 33, Santa Nella, CA 95322-9734
+1 209-826-1685
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pea soup” (245 reviews)
“onion rolls” (5 reviews)
“fried chicken” (19 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Soups, Danish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12411 State Highway 33, Santa Nella, CA 95322-9734
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the best restaurant in California. It's even better than the original Andersen's in Buellton, and that is saying a lot. The pea soup is a must if you're anywhere within 100 miles of it when you start to get hungry. The cheese rolls...More

Thank lb020839
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd been wanting to have some split pea soup here for years so I was pretty stoked when we got to actually stop and eat. Old school...did I say...old school, but in a cool and kitschy way. Fascinating collection of travellers made for great people...More

Thank mrt1955
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was pouring rain stopped by on our way home From A huge week long music event.we had a car full of equipment and in the front had a very hidden bag under pillows blankets and more. There was little lighting . We had dinner...More

Thank rollinska
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped based on rave reviews by a friend. Struck me as a Scandinavian Cracker Barrel, and I am not a huge fan of CB. nice building with restaurant, bakery counter, and gifts. Had the soup with a salad and it was fairly average soup. Salad...More

Thank EZWash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, coming up fron L.A. (same route and stops for the last 30 years) we stopped for a lite snack ... and did our customary shopping in the gift shop and bakery case ... we were being waited on by Destiny ... she ruined our...More

1  Thank NoCalifTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good place to stop along the I-5 when doing a road trip. I enjoyed this time a 1/2 tuna sandwich and bowl of soup. Their pea soup is what they are known for. We have dined here a number of times. This...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we left Los Angeles by car at 1pm for our return to San Jose, I knew we'd be having dinner at Pea Soup Andersen's along the way. Sure enough, we exited I-5 and rolled into the parking lot in Santa Nella a little after...More

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We stopped because my husband has never been here before. The restaurant was exactly as I remember it from years ago, but it was not the least bit run down or shabby, it was smart and updated!! We ordered a travelers special plate, which was...More

Thank Terri H
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Been there a few times and still a great choice. Great atmosphere, good menu and service. We visit just often enough to enjoy the Traveler's Special; which makes it hard to know when to stop. The soup bread bowls and sandwiches looked good. If you're...More

Thank theman4
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Hasn’t changed throughout the years! Big portions, friendly service and lots of fun! Of course you need to have a bowl of split pea soup. Great place to stop and have a meal and rest

Thank Donald H
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15 May 2017|
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Response from Tony D | Reviewed this property |
Yes...Andersen's has a complete menu.
john r
30 September 2016|
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Response from happycouplefromfl | Reviewed this property |
The motel next door is called the "Best Western Andersen's Inn".
16 October 2015|
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Response from PnSfromLA | Reviewed this property |
It is right next to the 5. 1 mile is a gross exaggeration.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12411 State Highway 33, Santa Nella, CA 95322-9734
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Nella
  • Phone Number: +1 209-826-1685
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