Such was the case with Ellen's Danish Pancake House (805/688-5312) in Buellton, California. "Famous for fine food since 1947," the restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside (or inside), but the food is tremendous. After the sun went down, we stuffed our faces at A.J. Spurs Steakhouse (805/686-1655), also in Buellton. If there is ever a good reason to unbutton your pants at the dinner table, you'll find it here.