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686 Linden Ave, corner of Linden & Seventh Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
+1 805-684-6666
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“abalone” (18 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
686 Linden Ave, corner of Linden & Seventh Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great! Great atmosphere and service! The sirloin was exceptional but there was a special way of cooking it that I can not remember. Ask your server, it's worth every penny!

Thank ctb185
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This icon of Carpinteria restaurants has closed. The owners have retired after so many years of offering great food and ambiance. We are so sorry to see them go!

Thank HalesLife
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Afrer a day at the beach, came here with my wife and daughter. Just having food from the happy hour menu was filling enough. My Manhattan drink was great. Must come back to try some of the more fanciful ware. The food passing our table...More

Thank Anthony W
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Very mediocre food and service. Stopped for lunch and my son couldn't finish his burger, fries were stale, matzo ball soup tasteless, shrimp salad overflows with dressing. Left hungry and had to find another to eat after all

Thank V V
Reviewed 17 September 2018

As already reported herein, this wonderful restaurant and it`s husband and wife team, co-owners, are leaving within the week as they lost their lease re-renewal. I understand a high end restaurant will take its place with a glamour history of success in LA.

Thank BlakievanHemert
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Don’t miss out on experiencing this wonderful restaurant with the best and most tender abalone I have ever eaten. The atmosphere at Slys is warm and welcoming and the menu and wine list are extensive. Great food at a good price!

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Such good food and I love the service staff! Great steaks, seafood, farmer's market sides, desserts . . .. I could rave all day, but the sad part is that after a great run of 10yrs, the restaurant will be closing 9/23/18. Get it while...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We had reservations around 5:00. After an hour and fifteen minutes, the waiter came and asked if we were ready for our tab. We hadn't even been served. This was a special occasion. Ruined as everyone made excuses except to admit they forgot to submit...More

1  Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I've been to Sly's twice now on two visits to Carp and liked it both times. The first time I got the half - pound hamburger and it was great. Very tasty and filling. Last night I ordered the carbonara and must say that it...More

Thank T3079KDstevenb
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

With my husband went to sly on their happy hours. I order 6 oysters for $3 each. I don't know where they found this size as small as you can get! Some were just empty and I mentioned it to the waitress she didn't react....More

Thank lanabruce65
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$62
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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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