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South Coast Deli

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185 S Patterson Ave Ste A, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2074
+1 805-967-8226
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several good breakfast sandwiches. The egg & tri tip for breakfast was the bomb. The is dining inside & out.

Thank jeffkjohnson6
Santa Barbara, California
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Mostly sandwiches & sides, all excellent. Crowded at lunch by folks who work at the hospital and other nearby businesses. A great value: sandwiches large enough to split if you aren't adolescent or overweight. Lots of inside seating & a few tables on the front sidewalk by the parking lot. About that parking lot: *&%*&^%!!!!

Thank IdeasAndOpinions
Charleston, South Carolina
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188 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The food is good. The food is fresh. The prices are very reasonable. Been going here for many years and always look forward to returning. Don't miss this food stop. Always full of locals.

Thank chienee
New Jersey
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Enjoyed a sandwich entitled " When in Rome" Fresh real chicken breast, Arugula and pesto on fresh homemade huge roll. We had a table of 6 and were able to stay and chat after we enjoyed our lunch. Everyone loved their sandwich. Got there right before the lunch crowd! It gets very busy. Well staffed and line moves quickly.Reasonably priced.

Thank Tracy M
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156 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The Cobb salad was awesome and delicious. Nice deli ambiance with casual basic seating. Fast efficient service that gets the job done well. Really enjoyable experience! Thank You!

Thank Kim H
Santa Barbara, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This parking lot gets ridiculous around lunch time. I work nearby, and I order my lunch online. I can pick it up early on my way to work, or at 11 when there are still one or two spots easily available. Their food is really great. The service can be a bit terse, some servers are grumpy. But that's why... More 

Thank Christine K
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I love this place, you won't find a better sandwich shop in Santa Barbara! My favorite happens to be their chicken salad sandwich on croissant, however you won't go wrong with anything you choose!

Thank PAM I
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237 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Good selection and great sandwiches. Very busy and popular for lunch, but worth the wait. Had a panini and drink for $11, so not the cheapest

Thank Sebastian N
SF Bay Area
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Large selection of sandwiches and salads. We have a very large group and every single sandwich was excellent. The salads that went by looked great. I'd say vastly better food than many of the restaurants in Goleta, though that's probably an understatement. Good selection of soft drinks (not just soda). The place itself is casual deli, order at counter, with... More 

Thank TravelwKids4
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

I always get the SOUTH COAST TURKEY here...never go wrong ! This place is one of the best sandwich shops in Santa Barbara... you will love the food here.

Thank Taylor R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 S Patterson Ave Ste A, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2074
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-967-8226

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