Pea Soup Andersen’s: California’s Best Split Pea Soup!

Velkommen to Pea Soup Andersen’s, home to the best pea soup in the state, possibly even the whole country! (ok, I have no evidence to support that, but as a lifelong split pea soup aficionado, I have yet to taste any that compares to Andersen’s).

A favorite stop of travelers passing through central California since 1924, Andersen’s now serves up over 2 million bowls of pea soup each year in their warm, welcoming, family-friendly restaurants located in Buellton and Santa Nella.

My parents brought me to Andersen’s as a child, and now, I can’t drive through the central valley without stopping for a bowl of all-you-can-eat split pea soup!




Even if you are not a fan of split pea deliciousness, Andersen’s has a full menu to accommodate every taste. In my group of 6 travelers, only my sister and I ordered the pea soup, and the others all enjoyed their meals just as much as we did. Though in my opinion, if you order anything besides the split pea soup, you are seriously missing out. Not sure if you like pea soup? At least order a side bowl to go with your meal. You will never find better split pea soup than Andersen’s.


Pea Soup Andersen’s Santa Nella
12411 South Hwy 33, Santa Nella, CA 95322
(209) 826-1685
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00am – 10 pm
(Adjusted hours on Christmas & Christmas Eve)
Pea Soup Andersen’s Buellton
376 Avenue of Flags, Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-5581
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7:00am – 10 pm
(Adjusted hours on Christmas & Christmas Eve)