Succulent Cafe

4.5
468 reviews
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$30 and under
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Succulent Cafe is a family owned business that focuses on recipes made from scratch sourcing seasonal & local when possible. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they feature buttermilk biscuit sandwiches, french toast, gourmet sandwiches and salads and appetizers, on our Daily menu, entrees and desserts at dinner. They have a number of hand crafted goods available including pickles and pickled vegetables, olive oils & jams and jellies . They have a great selection of local wines and craft beer. Our charcuterie plates consist of wonderful farmstead cheeses, fruits, jams, pickled veggies, olives & housemade crostini. They also provide boxed lunches, cheese & charcuterie platters, and sandwich platters for winery lunches and gatherings. The restaurant is also available for rehearsal dinners, parties and social gatherings. Dine inside or the lovely outdoor dog-friendly patio.
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M
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Ended up going twice.

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t
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We love this place. Shrimp and grits were amazing. Wine selection is great. We did not like the 3 pigs entree. Best bisquits EVER!!!!

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SY
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. A family favorite great for a simple family dinner or a family occasion. Or even the rare date night😇 Food is fabulous. And Kelly takes great care of us every time!

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e
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I haven’t eaten in Solvang for my years, this reservation was made solely on others’ reviews. Three of us all ordered different main dishes and were not wowed by our heavy, not so yummy choices. The charcuterie looked good on someone else’s table as we were leaving...maybe we just misordered.

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Y
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great dining experience.
Wonderful dishes to choose from on the menu.
Great service & charming ambiance.

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Expensive and uninspired. Upscale prices for mediocre food. Will not return

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JH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful charcuterie plate that was just enough for a light dinner. The staff was very conscious of our gluten allergy and made sure to let us know that our food was gluten free.

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TG
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very good. I ordered the spicy hen. It was good but I thought it was a little over priced. My husband had the three little pigs. He said it was good but maybe another vegetable on his plate would be nice.

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l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a light dinner. The best salad was very good. I recommend their version of a margarita.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very polite and friendly staff, delicious food and a great drink selection.

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D
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service in an enjoyable surrounding with fair pricing!!

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C
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This used to be my favorite restaurant in the area, but the limited menu no longer satisfies me.

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PS
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and attitude was one of relaxed service. The food was outstanding, as usual, the service was attentive but quiet. We were not rushed at all, and there were smiles everywhere.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good has been great every time we have gone even when it’s busy. Looking forward to going again when we travel near Solvang again in the summer.

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Kelly was awesome and Ive been to Succulent to last 2 times Ive been to Solvang. I'll be back

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, great wine list and accommodating to kids = a win in my book.

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SR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kelly, our server, is also the wine buyer, and steered me to a local merlot, blended with cab franc. The cab franc added a nice, austere element. The scallops were great, with the bed of greens providing a measured, tolerable mouthfeel and heat. The three little pigs is recommended. The flourless chocolate torte and creme brûlée were fantastic!

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RC
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good and innovative food. Service was slow. Patio dining was nice but cool temperature in the evening can be a disincentive. No propane heaters.

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KD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner venue with great service! We will be back!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch was fabulous, dinner so-so.

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EM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Tasty food but definitely on the heavier side. We walked away feeling very full!

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great dinner. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing. My husband had the Buttermilk Marinated Fried Chicken, which he enjoyed but wished there was a sauce, and I had the Spicy Hen which was so unique and so full of flavor. And for a starter, I cannot recommend the Chimichurri White Tiger Shrimp enough.. it was incredible... we even went back for it the next night but they were closed :(

It's a relaxed atmosphere and we loved our time there. And the little bread and jam you get at the beginning of your dinner is such a wonderful little extra. Can't wait to return for another meal.

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S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! Service was excellent. Will definitely be back next time we are in Solvang. It was nice to find out that they have a dog friendly patio. Will be bringing the fur baby there next time.

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JL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were staying a night in Solvang and heard great things about Succulent Cafe and we are so glad we went! It's such a cute restaurant with great service. The food was incredible. My husband and the fried chicken with mac and cheese, (he said it was amazing) and mashed potatoes and I ordered the pasta and french fries. Everything was delicious and we can't wait to return next time we are in Solvang.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good portions , good service . Share a starter meat board.

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DP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. The server Ty was delightful, energetic and so nice. We enjoyed our evening.

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J
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious and great service! Would definitely return and highly recommend the “Three Little Pigs” entree!

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ED
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, food, drink, service and ambiance. Will definitely be returning.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our dinner and service was delightful! I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants a delightful experience in an saturated market!

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GU
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. The only area not as good was the noise level. You could barely hear the others in your party.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food great. It was a lovely setting particularly outdoors weather permitting.
The OpenTable booking was easy and worked fine.

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio with a heater and it was perfect. The wine list features a lot of local wineries. Had the bacon sundae for dessert- delicious!

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TD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful. The portions were huge so we did leave a lot on the plate. Our waitress was the best and the other staff were constantly filling our waters or asking if we needed anything. Amazing service. Thank you.

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HZ
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So many choices and everything was delicious! Loved the Spicy hen and the potato cakes under the pork tenderloin. Bacon was cooked to a nice crisp in these as well. Some of the best Brussels sprouts I’ve had in a restaurant. A good wine list and interesting cocktails - recommend the apple cinnamon mimosa! Only complaint was that the crime brûlée wasn’t warmed through - warm on top from carmelization but cold on bottom... good flavors, but this dropped it down a notch.

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T
San Diego
85 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the beet salad, steak & pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon. Everything was delicious!

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly professional

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R
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The homemade cheescake was the best
finale to an incredably scrumptious dinner!
The service impecable ! Its a 6 Star ⭐️ ,in
my opinion!!!

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RK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff.
There was a hiccup with our reservations since we ended up bringing our son.
However, they accommodated us very nicely.

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AO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a tasty dinner. Every time we visit Solvang the Succulent Cafe is a must. Love it.

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DD
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food... baxon, bacon, bacon. Need I say more?

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