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Jack's Bistro & Famous Bagels

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53 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3305
+1 805-564-4331
06:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Lucky for me Jack's is near my house. These are SB's best bagels and it seems they are doing great breakfast dishes as well. I get chocolate chip bagels for the kids, and onion with veggie cream cheese for me. I even export a few jalapeño cheese for my brother in law when we visit him in Italy.

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San Diego CA
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Decent place to get a bagel and good Peet's coffee. Quick service and easy parking make this a quick stop. Their honey bran muffins were also quite tasty. This is a very basic place so don't expect the best bagels you've ever eaten, but for a quick drop in--it's perfect.

Thank ready2go123
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Was tempted in by the good reviews, whilst on our California road trip. Not bad, but would certainly not rate above average. Food was ok, not particularly well presented. Decor in desperate need of a makeover.

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Littlestown, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Located in a shopping center but has outdoor seating. Quick service and made to order breakfast sandwiches. Liked it so much we stopped two mornings in a row while on business tripl

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London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I happened across Jack's quite by accident, looking for a quick bite before driving up the Pacific Coast highway I would recommend the peanut butter and jelly bagel, although I'd love to try some of the others too. I'm not much of a breakfast person but I could have easily eaten another! (Apologies, I took a small... More 

Thank ADfromSElondon
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I've come here for years for breakfast. It's great - big portions, fresh, good ingredients, very reliable, excellent service. I recently met a friend for lunch, and tried the Milpas Panini. Holy cow that's good! Hand-carved tri tip, chipotle sauce, and a bunch of other goodness stuffed into focacia bread, and just mouth-wateringly tasty. I'd not realize how good and... More 

Thank SharonB567
Santa Barbara, California
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237 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Santa Barbara is not New York and a great bagel is hard to find in this town. Jack's Bagels is good enough and gets the job done. Nothing fancy about this place but it works well enough

Thank expectquality1942
Reno, Nevada
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Heaping servings, extensive menu, prompt courteous service, easy n free parking, close to Cabrillo blvd, reasonable prices. Breakfast burritos are huge. Highly recommend.

Thank kerryblueterriermomm
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We had a great family brunch/lunch here. Their soup of the day was absolutely delicious and their eggs were yummy.

Thank Shelli W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Breakfast at Jacks's To Go, 53 S Milpas Street, 805-564-4331, we had the Monte lox, cream cheese and bagel that was divine $12. They have a wonderful menu so stop and get a get bagel, coffee and breakfast. And they are next to Trader Joes so you also stock up for your road trip.

Thank TurtlemomMiami

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
06:00 - 17:30
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 S Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-564-4331

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