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East Beach Grill

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1118 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3702
+1 805-965-8805
06:00 - 18:00
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Carlsbad, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to live in Santa Barbara and often visited East Beach Grill for breakfast. Their pancakes are great and you sit right on the beach. Just this past week we visited them again and though we were too late for breakfast and thus no pancakes we still had a great time enjoying the beach and the ocean. If you... More 

Thank Evertosterman
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely yummy pancakes, both the blueberry ones and the special – bacon pancakes. But beware of the seagulls – we saw one grab another diner’s breakfast.

Thank Jayellbee
Sitka, Alaska
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176 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Food was ok - not great. There is no table service -- you order at the counter and they call your number when your food is ready. Come here for the location, not for great cuisine.

Thank R W
Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stayed at the Fess Parker and this was only 0.43 miles away by foot, witha bonus of a walk along the beach. All tables have a view of the ocean. And this is the best breakast food I have ever had. Plus the service is great.

Thank Bob T
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great place to sit and watch the waves. There is an outdoor covered area, which was nice for us because it was sort of rainy and we could still enjoy the ocean! You walk up and order your food and then it is served to you! Nice staff!

Thank AlgernonofChrisKay
Huntington Beach, California
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I spent a few days in Santa Barbara and ate here two days in a row. You can't beat the view and our wheat germ pancakes were delicious. I had mine with blueberries and my wife chose strawberries. We both got the 3-2-1 specials with bacon and an egg. Plenty of food and we thought it was... More 

Thank Michael T
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We ended up having a snack here in the afternoon and then went back for breakfast the next morning. The food was great, the tables are outdoors and the place is right on the beach.

Thank msmor
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This place is near the ocean, right there :-) It is great to get breakfast, or lunch next to the beach.

Thank Jan M
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is not fancy but it feels very old California style in location and style. The building is part of the old beach house and it's right on the edge of the beach.

Thank Lynda H
Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Order inside, extensive breakfast menu, food delivered to your table on patio where you have a view of the beach and ocean on a cool but sunny morning. Huevos Rancheros special of the day was tasty and more than I could eat.

Thank Trilady76

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1118 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-8805

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