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Beachside Bar-Cafe

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (25 reviews)
“clam chowder” (23 reviews)
“rockfish” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
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1 - 10 of 357 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere was great. We sat outside and had a great view of the beach. Service was decent, but the food wasn't spectacular. The portion were large, but all four members of my party noted the food was ok but not great. I paid $17...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Goleta. They have started their Shrimp Fest dinners for $12.99 which includes soup or salad, two shrimp, onion and pepper skewers (4 shrimp each), and choice, of vegetables, rice pilaf or mashed potatoes. They do...More

Thank NanaNancy1234
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Beachside Bar/Cafe is one of my favorite little hidden gems. It's tucked into the corner of a parking lot in the Goleta Beach Park. They have some of the best seafood around. I used to spearfish for rock cod right off that beach, and...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good clam chowder. My boyfriend haf the srafood paella. This was very spicy (hot) for his taste. I loved the warm sourdough bread and butter The ocean view from the restaurant is just breath taking.

Thank gloria g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How did we NOT know about this place? I happened to see this location on the news and made a point to go visit it. It is right on the beach, right at the Goleta Pier. I knew it must be good when I saw...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location right on the water. The beet salad and the caesar salad was excellent. The fish was very good too. If you want a surfside table, you need to make a reservation.

Thank Coastman3
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a big family group of 14, and whenever you have a large group you don't expect great service- but that was not the case! The service was excellent, food was great (had the sirloin which I recommend), and others at the table...More

Thank Lem0n07
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good food. Good selection. Great beachside seating in the summer. The have seafood & meat and veggies. Plus good drinks

Reviewed 14 August 2017

We almost missed a great meal by missing this restaurant due to road construction. It is a casual, friendly seafood restaurant with lots of fresh food right on the water near UCSB. Our appetizers and meals were large and delicious. Seafood is grilled to perfection....More

Thank Groovingranny
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Had lunch there with 4 adults and 4 kids. Everyone was satisfied with their order. The Cobb salad had generous portions of chicken and greens were fresh. The grilled Halibut was moist and well seasoned. Chile Rellenos De Camarones was spicy and tasty. They also...More

Thank Ren A
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Questions & Answers
24 August 2017|
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Response from Gretchen O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, to the shrimp question and probably buying a certificate if you call them. I don't know about online.
amy L
29 October 2016|
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Response from Randy W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure
26 August 2015|
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Response from Sally K | Reviewed this property |
Not when we were there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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