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Chuck's steakhouse of Hawaii

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3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
+1 805-687-4417
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17:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
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East Bay, USA
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit often. The staff is great, and the food is very good. Between us, we generally have the grilled veggies, NY steak, chicken and fish dishes. (Funny -- didn't notice until I started typing this review!) If you want an extra treat -- ask to have extra grilled garlic added to your order.

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Thank craig993
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chucks of Hawaii is amazing! The food is great, and the steaks are delicious!!! Service was attentive and friendly and it has the old school traditional steakhouse feel. I recommend the scallops and any steak they serve!

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Santa Barbara, California
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been coming to Chuck's since they opened in early 1967. Although the Teriyaki steak is no longer $3.25, the quality food and relaxed atmosphere have remained consistent through all these years. If you can resist their excellent filet mignon, try one of their seafood selections. I enjoy their fresh salmon and scallops frequently. My usual baked potato side... More 

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232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Chuck's steakhouse of Hawaii in Santa Barbara is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this week! A local favorite for all these years and it never disappoints. Great steaks, Seafood, chops, and chicken. Wonderful salad bar. Cocktails are well chilled and served with style and class. Casual and comfy. Lots of convenient off street parking in the rear. Reservations are recommended.

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Oxnard, California
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81 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Had dinner at the restaurant with friends, it was a good place to have a decent steak. Ok so I’ll start with the arrival: we had a decent greeting from the hostess walk us to our table, few minutes later our waiter cam gave us 2 menus for a table of like 8 not sure why but I guess they... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's been many years since I last ate here. They offer an all you can eat salad bar with dinner. The bread is so, so. The actual steak & pork chop we ordered was nice and certainly enough to take leftovers home. Nice casual dinning

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Los Angeles, California
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140 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming here for years - in her case since she was a kid growing up in SB. Chuck's is a place we went all the time when we lived up in tat area, and though we are in LA now, we make a point of going there for dinner whenever we visit the area.... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Prompt friendly service, delicious food - loved the help yourself salad bowl and warm bread to start/accompany - in a very busy restaurant . Would have liked it a shade brighter myself but the very subdued lighting added to the overall ambience, as does the menu written on a bottle ! Definitely worth a visit.

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chester le street
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78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Slightly different to anything we have done, order, and once you go for your salad starter, they cook your main, great idea, as your food is then super fresh. Drinks came, salad was excellent, and main meal the same. Was quite busy on our night, and was recommended by the local hotel. Thought bill was slightly expensive for what we... More 

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Valley Stream, New York
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a casual (my waiter wore a Hawaiian shirt and shorts) neighborhood steakhouse with DELICIOUS food. The restaurant is about a 5-10 minute ride from the main State St area with all of the hotels but well worth the trip. The menu is very simple with just the basics (in fact it's printed on a wooden bottle) but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-687-4417

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