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Beachside Bar-Cafe

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
+1 805-964-7881
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (26 reviews)
“clam chowder” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a casual business meeting at Beachside Bar-Cafe very recently and while the ambiance is not exactly high-end, it was perfect for our group. Their casual ocean side atmosphere is terrific and very relaxing. Their food is not only very good, but also plentiful....More

Thank Jay M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good beach food, good drinks and service, but it's all about location. Great view and worth the wait for a table on the sand if you have kids.

Thank Paige S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a rare restaurant because it is quite literally on the beach near the University of California, Santa Barbara. It has great views of the beach, University and Goleta pier. It has a very relaxed atmosphere and very friendly staff. There is a nice,...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great ocean view. Lots of sea food & other foods too. The staff is very friendly. I go here overtime I go to an event at UCSB and often with a visitor from out of town.

Thank SBGARY
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live near this local beach restaurant. My husband enjoys the Chiopino and the chowder. The margaritas and maitais are delicious. Beachside has a pretty good happy hour too. Go early for a beach walk.

Thank Goletaslim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I are staying in Goleta for a family visit and we have eaten here twice already. The host and waiters/waitresses are always very friendly and I love the casual atmosphere and convenient location. The "shrimp fest" shrimp skewer accompanied by rice is...More

Thank Cathy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

down by Goleto pier this is the only restaurant but, even if it wasn't, you would want to seek it out. go at sunset for delicious food, plenty of it, wonderful fish. enjoy

Thank Clare G
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We are a group of ladies who take an annual golf trip to Santa Barbara. This is our second year at Beachside. They take such good care of us- the food is delicious, the service prompt and our private room practically on the sand is...More

Thank mogolfer3
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

After being notified of a very long delay on my flight from the Santa Barbara airport, I chose to spend the extra time at a restaurant. The Beachside Cafe was a good choice. It is close to the airport and right on the beach. The...More

Thank Pippiduck
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We booked a table at sunset .The food and service were good and this was an informal family restaurant . Good meal and good value .

Thank Martin L
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scooter004
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.
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amy L
29 October 2016|
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Response from Randy W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure
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singlelatte
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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