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389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
+1 805-684-6311
10:00 - 19:00
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Bakersfield, California
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hamburger and fries I ate, and the fish and chips and banana milkshake my companion had, were all very good. I did receive a bonus cheeseburger on my tray though- my friend who picked up the tray didn't realize I had ordered only one burger. I'm not sure you should expect the same bonus if you decide to visit.... More 

Thank 1Groverbeach
Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good basic burger. Fries and shake good too. Hair in chowder. Cash only. Will return when close by.

Thank 1963chevy
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I had a great cheeseburger. A trip to Carp isn't complete without visiting the Spot. It was crowded but we got a place to sit and the food was fast and great.

Thank Dennis P
Gulf Shores
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

An old fashioned burger joint. Lots of choices, but really you go there for the burgers. It's casual and friendly, so just walk up from the beach.

Thank 84NancyP
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Husband picked food up to go. It was near our hotel and it was recommended. Loved the onion rings! Burger was good. Didn't care for the ranch. Fries were ok.

Thank Julia G
Santa Barbara, California
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279 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Simple local spot that doesn't pretend to be fancy and tries to do a good job. It can get crazy busy, but when it isn't it is such a good old fashioned simple burger joint that you feel like it is a landmark even if it is really basic.

Thank expectquality1942
Newhall, United States
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This burger stand is close to the beach. Long lines of customers but very nostalgic for old timers, like myself.

Thank Ricardo F
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

By the number of people queuing at this place we had to try it. No pretence, just a shack really but good honest cheap food. Great for a snack or lunch. Burger was very good and will try the fish sandwich next time based on local recommendation. No coffee available but that wasn't a problem.

Thank weekteuchter
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop and eat. Burgers and chicken strips are amazing. You know it is good food when you see a line at the counter of locals! Seats outside are nice,right across the street from the park. Tip- Bring cash, that is all they take.

Thank indi12324
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

You can't go wrong with a burger and fries here, especially with patio atmosphere! The burger and fries are done perfectly and the view is awesome from the patio! Don't get discouraged if there's a long line, because there almost always is a line.. it goes pretty fast! Just be patient and wait for a table to become available while... More 

Thank Lisa P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-6311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?