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Holdren's Steaks & Seafood

512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
+1 805-965-3363
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 - 15:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here for dinner one evening and had high hopes as the place looked great and gave an impression be able to offer great steaks & other meat dishes. The begininning of our visit was fine: we didn't have a reservation but they were...More

Thank JiiBird
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came nine years ago with my family (trip advisor wasn't even a thing), and I came today again with my wife, and the food was as good as the first time. It's probably one of the best places I've ever eaten in. I hope...More

Thank Agustin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My traveling companion and I stumbled upon this place as we were strolling State Street on a Friday night. We checked out the menu, which offered a very nice selection of entrees, appetizers, and sides with a California flair. Fortunately, we were able to put...More

Thank lisawa419
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice steak house in the middle of downtown. There’s a full menu, but I always just focus on the steaks. Also there’s an extensive wine list. So it’s hard to go wrong here. Just pick out a cut of steak and...More

Thank Ajaiiz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Santa Barbara from England and was recommended this place. I had a great meal with good service. The rib eye was awesome. Worth a try.

Thank Guy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got there during Happy Hour. They had drinks and appetizers at better than 50% off. I had Oyster Bay Chardonnay and the wife had a Hahn Cab for Happy Hour. I had a taste of the Hahn Cab and it was very good. I...More

Thank Fred T
Reviewed 31 May 2017

My extended family and I (nine total) had an excellent meal and great time here on a Thursday evening. They sat us in the back "red room" which was very comfortable, and our server was excellent. I especially enjoyed their cioppino and others loved their...More

1  Thank Mohsman
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We needed to eat on the early side and wanted decent food. This place had delicious steak, beautifully prepared and included a salad and a side. They also had my favorite wine. Service was a bit slow and the place filled up by 6pm.

Thank jfd
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Helpful wait staff, steaks were perfect. Scampi sauce was thicker than I like, but tasty! Server helped with wine selection. Coincidentally we were there for half Price wine bottles.

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We got there about 4:30pm and had no problem getting in without a reservation. My wife and I both had 6oz filet mignons with salad and baked potato. It was outstanding. Our waitress Courtney couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Not bad to look...More

Thank giannolo
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Patti H
4 May 2016|
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Response from Rodolfo I | Reviewed this property |
Dressy to dressy casual I say. After all is Santa Barbara.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-3363
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