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701 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 805-684-3811
16:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ventura, CA
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256 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit. The first time was years ago and I was disappointed. Cook your own steak? What is that about. I think you have to be prepared and in the mood. This time we came for dinner about 5:30PM and the place was already filling up. Take time to read the specials board as you walk in... More 

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La Crescenta, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We happened upon this place during a 2night stay. We only sat in the bar for a drink and an appetizer. Glad we did! This place is cozy and welcome! The dining room was packed with happy people laughing and enjoying their food. We sat in the bar, and felt very welcomed and comfortable. They have a nice selection of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Our son was home and we decided at the last minute to go out for dinner. What a treat our dinner was! The food was delicious and so much fun to cook your own steak! Loved the old school salad bar and potato bar! Our waitress was fantastic without hovering! Thanks for a great dinner!

Thank Shirley B
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Semi-unique idea when it first opened. Pay to cook your own steak...which has never resonated as a cool thing for me personally...but it is a nice atmosphere. I recently had dinner there with my family and opted for the Scallop and Shrimp dinner. Starting with the good: The waiter was a nice guy who built a good rapport with us... More 

Thank Chris K
Gulf Shores
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Great family place with choices for all. Kids though it was great fun to cook their own food on the grill and everyone got something different.

Thank 84NancyP
Venice, FL
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302 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This restaurant has been in business for a long, long time, and it seems that many of the people were locals. We have seen the cook you own steak restaurant done better in Iowa, but given the location and size of the restaurant they do a very good job. The quality of the meat is very good. The salad bar... More 

Thank Sharon Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I'm more of a chicken eater, but boy, was that steak amazing!! Who would've thought you could cook a perfectly medium steak in a total of 8 minutes! A must try for sure!!!

Thank Adriene T
Newhall, United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Although I grew up in Carpinteria I never ate here until about 3 years ago, it was a surprise to learn that I had to cook my own steak. They will also cook for you if you ask. Good steaks.

Thank Ricardo F
Santa Barbara, California
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Hot damn this is a fun place where you can drink inexpensive margaritas and cook your own steak, chicken or fish! I know, I know...why would you want to go out to a restaurant and cook your own protein? Because it's fun, different, enjoyable and because life is short. Local entertainment is, I think, nightIy. You can order your steak,... More 

Thank zazkla2
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We love dining here whether we are camping at the state beach or staying at a motel for a quick getaway . The place is casual yet has a fine dining feel with the table setting. Help yourself salad bar(great dressings) and another bar for bread , beans and baked potatoes .AYCE! Throw your entree on a communal grill and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Linden Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-3811

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?