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Tupelo Junction Cafe

1218 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
+1 805-899-3100
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (31 reviews)
“beignets” (29 reviews)
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08:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1218 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Walked in on a Saturday morning at 11 and promptly seated. Very quick and efficient service. Ordered the French toast--WARNING--it could easily feed two. Lots of fun. The Blackberry unsweetened tea was excellent.

Thank sgrahammd
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to take a day trip to Santa Barbara yesterday and came across this place. While the restaurant was a bit crowded, we got seated immediately. The staff members were all very friendly and prompt and the food was delicious. I...More

Thank Lizette S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Tupelo Junction Café is a favorite of locals and tourists, so prepare to wait (but it is worth the wait). There is something delicious to suit everyone's taste. Some in my party chose egg dishes that were outstanding, but the rest of us chose wonderful...More

Thank Dyanne2014
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Very tasty and plentiful selections. 9 members of my family were served promptly with a hot lunch of excellent quality by attentive and pleasant wait staff. We all felt welcome and appreciated. Thanks for making our visit so enjoyable!

Thank PeterD2112
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Crab cakes good consistency and flavor. Free starters (cheese biscuits) fine. Hush puppies had way too much jalapeño- that's all you could taste. Not true southern style but if you like very hot, you may like them. Fried green tomatoes very disappointing. Tomatoes almost raw....More

2  Thank AlaskaPamela
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Been here five times in the past year on day and weekend trips. I look for different eateries in Santa Barbara....and somehow I always end up here for breakfast/brunch. I guess when you know you're gonna get a good meal, it's an easy decision. French...More

Thank svcager
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We enjoyed the fried chicken salad and the truffle mushroom scramble. Our meals were delicious with generous portions. Our server was very pleasant and efficient, frequently refreshing our water glasses throughout our meal. A lovely spot for brunch or lunch.

Thank Phyllis54
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We have been there for breakfast on a sunny Wednesday morning. We had waffles and a great mediterranean scrambled eggs. Great food with big portions at a nice atmosphere directly at the state street. The service was quick and friendly. The prices are reasonable for...More

1  Thank Matthias K
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Located on State St next to Granada theater. We often eat there prior to attending a performance. Try the Bloody Mary any time. Served in a Mason jar, as are other of their drinks. The chicken fried salad is always a winner. Great menu and...More

1  Thank EDD1967_83
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had a great time at Tupelo Junction Cafe during a recent visit. The small plate menu and drinks are bargain priced during happy hour, 5pm-6pm everyday. The food is super delicious, and service is great, we had a very happy time.

Thank NaihuaD
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1218 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-899-3100
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