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Beachside Bar-Cafe

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5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Goleta, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location right on the beach. The food is excellent. The bar area is fun. The service in the dinning area could be a bit faster

Thank travellingmom_31
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this cafe once again. The cocktails are great and the scallops Rockefeller were excellent just a couple years ago. So fun to ditch at the Raw Bar and watch the staff cook. Beautiful views.

Thank Virginia-SIMB
Santa Barbara, California
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365 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't beat the view (from inside or outside). It is the most SoCal feel in terms of the beach, pier, the park, the light on grass, beach, ocean, and islands. It feels a little impersonal and it feels touristy, but you can't beat it for reasonably good food, drink, and ocean view. Prices are reasonable for Santa Barbara (Goleta)

Thank expectquality1942
Northern Wisconsin
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157 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A local recommended this for lunch and we are so happy he did. We sat out on the patio which is sheltered and can be shaded. The 4 of us ordered different entrees and all were excellent. My husband had the fish and chips which he declared the best he has had. The rest of us had Salad with Salmon,... More 

Thank WisconsinChippy
Medford, Oregon
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198 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner with 50 close friends in this restaurant. Can't attest to the fish but the chicken, tri-tip, and bruschetta were just really good. The staff during this mad scene coped quite well. Sitting at a table within 30 ft. of the water was incredibly pleasant so we would love to go back.

Thank larkinjl
Detroit, Michigan
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208 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a seaside restaurant as we were in Santa Barbara only for the weekend. We were happy to get out of the S.B. scene and selected this Goleta location based on reviews here and the fact they boasted ocean views from all seating. Oops--that was not true, Fact 1. When we arrived we were asked if we wanted indoor... More 

Thank zullsandraf
Goleta, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the location and would find it more appealing if there were more menu variety. I go a couple of times a year whereas I go to Hendry's more often; it's all about the meal options.

Thank SantaBarbarians
Portland, Oregon
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488 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

While looking for someplace to visit on Google Map I say this little Beachside Cafe. We decided it might just be the perfect place to go for lunch and we did. The location couldn't be better. It's right on the beach with huge windows facing the Pacific Ocean. Loved it as every table had a great view. Our server was... More 

Thank Willy W
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

8 years ago my sister and I ate at this restaurant while spending 2 days in the area. It was so good we went back the second night. Now, 8 years later, we returned to the area and we were praying that it had not changed. Well, it was even better and we went again, 2 days in a row!!... More 

Thank Louise B
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant every year for three years during our annual trip to a Santa Barbara. The good is good and reasonably priced. The wait staff is very accommodating. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Shirley A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-964-7881

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