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Apr 27, 2012 10:50 AM

Pea Soup Anderson's in Carlsbad Ca

Just heard that the Pea Soup Andersons in CARLSBAD IS CLOSED. aNYONE KNOW IF THE ONE IN Buellton near Solvang is still there?

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  1. According to this, yes:

    I'd call first.

    Interestingly, no mention of the location in Santa Nella/Gustine/Los Banos, CA, up along I-5. Must be different ownership.

    This should probably be in either the CA or Chains board.

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    1. re: acgold7

      The Santa Nella location is still there. I actually ate there for the first time a few months ago (I was tired, wanted to be waited on, and wasn't in a rush to get home). Pea soup--good, not great, and had a decent roasted vegetable sandwich. Customers were mostly elderly folk, I was the youngest person there and I'm no spring chicken. It wasn't very busy, and the "gift shop" was interesting....not. I wouldn't stop there again.

      1. re: alwayshungrygal

        When I was a little, little, kid decades ago we amused ourselves on our trip down Highway 101 with the road signs showing how many miles to see Hap-pea and Split-pea in Buellton. They were the California equivalent of Burma Shave signs. Agree, not a good product which is a shame. You would think after all these decades they could have gotten it right. It is a Lawrence Welk sort of place.

        1. re: glbtrtr

          I did the same thing on 101, when I first moved to LA. After 34 years living in CA, I finally realized I HAD to stop, especially since I'm driving down 5 pmore often now. Once bitten, twice shy. Too bad I waited so long, I'm sure it was much better all those years ago. Maybe the canned stuff is better but I don't need to waste any more money, I'll stick with my usual brand since I don't cook pea soup from scratch.

      2. It's definitely still there, just drove by it this past weekend.

        1. We live in the Santa Ynez Valley, and enjoy going to Pea Soup Andersons at least 6 times a year. While I don't order the pea soup- I have family that loves the 1/2 sandwich & soup combo- especially when adding the sides- shredded cheddar/green onion/ham etc. When traveling to family in the Tahoe area- we use the Santa Nella location as our lunch stop and always enjoy....

          Pea Soup makes the best Cobb Salad with caper vinegrette!

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          1. re: OldJalamaMama

            Thanks for the menu suggestions and that Cobb Salad just might be worth the drive.