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686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040 (7th Street)
805-684-6666
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meal, even better experience

Maybe it's the luck of the Irish, but each time we've dined at Sly's we've ended at one of the tables at the front of the restaurant that open to the sidewalk--it makes for a wonderful sea breeze type of experience (it can be cold, too, if the marine layer comes in). Sunsets are ideal. The menu is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
JimFitz210
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Santa Barbara, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carpinteria, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

First off let me start by saying I used to Love Sly's. It was my go to restaurant when friends or family came out of town or for special occasions. Last night I went for my Boyfriends Birthday and wanted a very special night. We had two very nice appetizers and ordered steak for our main course. I ordered my... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Maybe it's the luck of the Irish, but each time we've dined at Sly's we've ended at one of the tables at the front of the restaurant that open to the sidewalk--it makes for a wonderful sea breeze type of experience (it can be cold, too, if the marine layer comes in). Sunsets are ideal. The menu is diverse and... More 

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California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Went to Sly's with two other couples. The restaurant has an amazing selection of cocktails and wine and quite a variety of different foods to choose from. The food is really amazing and the wait staff was very helpful and attentive. The atmosphere left a little to be desired though as we were out to have a little fun on... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Warm inviting atmosphere. Friendly accommodating staff who are not trying to push the specials or the extras that you don't want. The menu is rich in diversity as it has classic continental dishes mixed with good American home cooking and a few specialty dishes. Their wine list is very good although I wish that they had some domestic wines from... More 

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santa barbara
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I, although residing in nearby Santa Barbara, had never made it to Sly's. Reminded me of a friendly supper club in our other area of residence, Wisconsin, except its in a beach town and the food is much better. Reminiscent of Wisconsin by how friendly it is. Very lively bar, open air feeling. Nice, eclectic menu. The... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

mouth watering menu and no disappointments dining with several friends. we visited sly's years ago and enjoyed a wonderful meal. this time, there were a bunch of us. the food and service were top notch. sly's is not to be missed if you're in the area.

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boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The grilled artichokes and fresh local caught abalone were amazing. Service is quick and the place is packed on a Saturday night.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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219 reviews 219 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Sly's is à sturdy restaurant with good food prepared in a traditional American way. Nice staff and reasonal priced.

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Santa Barbara, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Consistently great food, although service can be hit and miss if really busy. This is a very popular restaurant with a large menu offer wonderful variety and options.

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wasn't crowded for lunch on a Saturday. I thought the menu was too sparse. Was looking for fish and chips, or fried clams, which they didn't have. My wife liked the mussels in wine sauce, and the service was very good, so I give it a 4, but not quite a 5.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-6666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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