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Beachside Bar-Cafe

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5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service was great. Scenery was great....lookin out over the ocean. The fish and chips was spectacular! Large, tender pillowy white fish pieces in light, non-greasy breading. Best ever!

Thank JGirlFromVegas
Olympia, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Happy hour all day on the weekends! Spent a rainy afternoon drinking and eating our way through the menu. Really like the chowder and fish tacos.

Thank NWRunner
Farmington, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had d a very late lunch and were very pleased. the prices were reasonable and the food was awesome! The view was amazing and made for a great experience

Thank Dougnnm
San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first became a Private Pilot I heard about a place where you could literally fly into Santa Barbara Airport, and walk to a great place on the beach. This is IT! Finally got a chance to go here last week, and, while I did fly in, I had to got to a business meeting first, so didn't get... More 

Thank SledMan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I regularly escape to Goleta Beach by having a lunch or dinner at this restaurant. Great location being that the place sits at the base of the Goleta Pier at Goleta Beach Park. It sits a few feet off the sand and you can look west toward UCSB's Campus Point or out to the Channel Islands. You... More 

Thank Bruce F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for lunch. They have great seafood & you are right on the beach. Usually crowed, so reservations are important. If the weather is good, which it usually is, we eat outside.

Thank joe D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love the scallops Rockefeller! I love the food here but mostly come for the appetizers. Beautifully set at my favorite place in the world Goleta beach.

Thank Emily U
Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this restaurant for the location, view and food choices. I tried their fish sandwich with a Caesar salad. It was a perfect amount of food. Our server was great and the bus guys came to check on us a lot. Great Calamari too!

Thank timteresa0
Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shrimp soup had only fragments of shrimp. Fish in fish-and-chips was, I believe, previously frozen. This is undoubtedly a good place to drink and watch the sunset.

Thank Richard B
los angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the shrimp fest, which was two skewers of grilled shrimp, soup or salad, rice or veggies -- all for $9.95. Great deal. And very tasty.

Thank hbkim62

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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Santa Barbara, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?