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686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040 (7th Street)
805-684-6666
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9:00 am - 9:00 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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It depends....

You can have a very good experience or you can have a less than stellar experience. One of the problems we've had with Sly's is that it isn't consistent. There have been times where we couldn't have had better service and there have been times where we as a group nearly walked out. Generally the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
tlarvenz
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Carpinteria, California
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Santa Barbara, CA
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe the top end place in Carp.... Nice ambiance (feels a bit like a New York place inside), good service, prices a bit high.

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Thank Jimmannoia
London, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The 8oz filet mignon was just wonderful. Indian curry mussels a great starter too. Not cheap though - $29 plus $14, in fact the meal for two came to $114 and we only had one glass of wine and no desserts. Menu very long and confusing, but ooh, that steak....

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Thank Ragnar B
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We love Sly's - they serve the best abalone!! The wait staff is always friendly and willing to make suggestions on what to order. Of course we started with the Abalone, my husband had paella and I had the black cod. All delicious!

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Thank boomiebondi
Santa Barbara, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I visited Slys on one of the busiest weekends of the year - the Avocado Festival. Even though it was bustling outside, it was an oasis of quiet inside. The restaurant serves American fare and is Famous for their steaks. Excellent service.

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Thank moniquelittlejohn
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Took my brother to this restaurant to celebrate his 50th anniversary. I was not disappointed. An excellent menu and perfect service. I could not fault this restaurant. Keep an eye out for celebrities, as many live in this area.

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Thank Tom H
Escondido, California
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We didn't have reservations so we had to sit at tables next to the sidewalk.The cream of cauliflower soup tasted like warm water,it had no taste.The waitress replaced it with Onion Soup which was ok but 4 dollars more than the Cauliflower soup.After a complaint the cost of the item should be removed from the bill.The paella was not prepared... More 

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Thank puffery
Carpinteria, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

You can have a very good experience or you can have a less than stellar experience. One of the problems we've had with Sly's is that it isn't consistent. There have been times where we couldn't have had better service and there have been times where we as a group nearly walked out. Generally the food is pretty good to... More 

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Thank tlarvenz
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a lemon drop martini. I sat next to two people at the bar who both had martinis of various types one with olives and another was pink both in martini glasses. My "lemon drop" martini came in a regular tumbler glass with a dried out lemon and get this... SALT on the rim. I asked the same bartender... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Davis, California
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257 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

One of the best places to eat in Carp, right on the main street of town (Linden Ave). The menu offers a wide variety of choices, along with a nightly special. We were a large group seated in the back room with lots of privacy. Our waiter was attentive and helpful, and everyone enjoyed their meal. My husband and I... More 

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1 Thank DavisSunflower
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This was the best meal we have ever eaten. The food was cooked to perfection and I mean perfection. I have eaten in many restaurants but the Doctor I was traveling with has eaten in many more and in his words (and mine) "this is the best stake I've ever eaten" The meal was just outstanding, everything was just, well,... More 

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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: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?