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Chuck's steakhouse of Hawaii

3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
+1 805-687-4417
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“teriyaki” (13 reviews)
“baked potato” (14 reviews)
“steak” (94 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
3888 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3164
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had teriyaki chicken and baked potato. Simple, but nice salad bar. Main was well cooked and tasted good. Very busy restaurant for a Wednesday night. Service was quick and efficient. Limited desserts. Enjoyed the meal and would return. Staff was well trained.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank robertcm683
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the highly competitive restaurant scene in Santa Barbara, Chuck’s has held firm to a top spot for decades. Hand butchered steaks and fresh seafood, grilled on the trusty open grill at solar surface temps, one can always count on perfectly seared entrees, sumptuous teriyaki...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank oldfresno
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We can always count on the food but the servers could care less about your overall experience. I asked the hostess if they had a coat rack, she replied with, "We don't have a coat rack". I then asked if there was anywhere I could...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Meredith B
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We were greeted by a friendly staff. My wife and I felt like we were back in Hawaii. My steak was perfect. The Thai chicken breast was fabulous. The Mai Tai was a perfect 10 ! The Scorpion was , also, excellent. If you like...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank SeaIslandGlobalTrave
Reviewed 20 July 2018

What can I say? We love this place. As locals (born and raised) this has to be one of our favorite spots. We've been going here for years. The salad bar is awesome! And there is always a choice of two very fresh breads to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MandLCarey
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This restaurant has been continuously owned and operated by the same owner for over 50 years. Say no more! Best steaks and salad bar in Santa Barbara. One of my favorite items on the menu (besides the steaks) is the Halibut. The best! A favorite...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank rnightingale3
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent fish and steaks with a very good salad bar and great service. Reliable - never had a bad meal at Chuck’s in over 40 years. Its fresh fish rates among the best in S.B. I prefer its very good baked potato rather its rice...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ConcernedCalifornia
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We were a little unsure as we entered Chucks through a door with no obvious sign that we had found the right place - in between a couple of banks/offices. But when we opened the door the atmosphere flooded out! Quite dark inside but a...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank rwarri
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Was nicely surprise with quality of food and service. We were referred here by our hotel- as this restaurant opens till late (11pm) and just 2 buildings next to our hotel. It’s a pub style but no smoking inside so good for kids, and the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank H4ppytr4v3ll3r
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are visiting from the Uk and looked on TripAdvisor for somewhere local to eat, this place was just the best, we couldn’t fault anything and would definitely recommend to others

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ralanengland
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26 June 2017|
Response from SantaBarbaraDude | Reviewed this property |
No. "Santa Barbara casual." Not "T-shirt casual," but casual.
27 December 2016|
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Response from Bonsvacances | Reviewed this property |
No idea either! Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:30
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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