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686 Linden Ave, corner of Linden & Seventh Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
+1 805-684-6666
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“abalone” (17 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, French, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
686 Linden Ave, corner of Linden & Seventh Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite expensive. Steak ordered as CHARRED RED came over cooked. BLACKENED SALMON was too Cajun....have never had blackened salmon spiced (usually just charred’

Thank M w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a light dinner & was seated quickly @ 4:30pm. Everyone was gracious & the waitress shared it was the first night with a full staff since the fires, rain, & mudslides. We had the onion soup (good, not great), sweet potato frys...More

Thank Rey C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at Slys. Our server Tony was fantastic and the place was alive with really good energy. We ordered burgers and fries. The meat was perfectly cooked and the fries were well seasoned and crispy, not greasy. It was not inexpensive, but...More

Thank T3079KDstevenb
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We went to this restaurant for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Friends who rent a house at the beach every year recommend it as a good lunch spot. I have to say I was disappointed. The bar was too crowed and noisy to sit at...More

Thank napiligal
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Excellent Sunday Brunch Served!! A Locals "Hang-Out"...Happy Hours 4 to 6pm...Good Drinks and Food served. Pet friendly. This is a small restaurant, reservations recommended.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Good food veary polite staff. I had the sand dabs and they where delish. I would definitely go back the next time im in carpinteria. Also they are kid friendly.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Our visit to Sly's started on a negative note. The bread was like wonder bread with a crust. Too much like cotton instead of chewy like a true bagette. Then the onion soup looked good but lacked intense flavor. On the other hand, our short...More

Thank ArtFr4
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Don't come here to save a penny. However you want a great meal and great service this is the best place I've been to in Carpinteria by far!

Thank sirputz2017
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Never disappointed with James Sly's ambiance and food! Great crafted cocktails along with prompt precise service. Very tasting side dishes with superb desserts. Will keep coming back for special events.

Thank wh1066
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were rushed through the meal, probably because we came an hour before closing. We would have preferred it to be denied the table instead of this rush. Food was ok, but not worth the high price.

Thank EG871
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$62
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 686 Linden Ave, corner of Linden & Seventh Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-6666
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