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686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040 (7th Street)
805-684-6666
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11:30 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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 59
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
LUNCH AT (WELL JUST OFF OF) THE BEACH

The rating system does not allow a "good" rating which I would give Sly's. It is better than "average" and one should not be too critical of beach restaurants in small towns like Carpinteria. All in all a pleasant experience on a pleasant day. The menu is varied a priced about where I expected... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Steven B
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Westlake Village, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Westlake Village, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The rating system does not allow a "good" rating which I would give Sly's. It is better than "average" and one should not be too critical of beach restaurants in small towns like Carpinteria. All in all a pleasant experience on a pleasant day. The menu is varied a priced about where I expected. The service was very pleasant and... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Fresh and delicious, quality meals. We love to sit in the front or at the bar for a more casual dining experience. Try a Moscow Mule and and a "Half & Half" (half fried onion strings, half fried potatoes chips. Owners and staff are always friendly.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Food and wine selection was wide and varied - all the good things you can hope for at a typical steak house but in Beach Town Carp a welcome standard with nice surprises like clams in Chardonnay sauce. The Wine list was wide and varied - we orders a bottle of Stags Leap Chardonnay and we're pleased with the meal... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This restaurant is situated on the main street, Linden, leading to the beach. There are some seats in from open to the sidewalk which is where we sat because we had our dog. Delicious cocktails 11-14 bucks. We ordered the filet mignon because steak seemed to be the thing. We also split an order of string beans fresh from the... More 

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Santa barbara, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I like Sly's because its broad menu satisfies meat, seafood and salad lovers. I love the abalone and usually order it, with one of the luscious salads plus a couple of side dishes. If you don't like the sides as described, don't hesitate to ask them to add or change something. They are incredibly flexible and not stuck-up like many... More 

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Ontario, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food was incredible! Every item we ordered was top notch all the way around. The waiter was friendly, funny, and helpful with food and drink selections. He made us feel at home, and the food was out of this world! It was worth every penny.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Have to say that I'm writing a review after only one visit to Sly's, and that one solely on the basis that they offered abalone on the menu. I come from a day when you could order an abalone steak at many California seafood restaurants, and come away entirely satisfied with the wonderful taste and portion size of the mollusk.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

James Sly's is a great chef and when he started his own restaurant in Carpinteria it became a big success because he uses fresh ingredients and local beef and produce. Great staff services with a smile and nice wine list .When you visit the Santa Barbara area make a reservation for dinner or a weekend brunch but call ahead and... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed my dinner: great food and service. Loved their seafood choices, especially abalone while my husband enjoyed his filet Mignon. A nice people watching spot if you are on the side next to Linden Ave.

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Santa Fe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had brunch with friends here after a beach wedding the day before. Great decor--old fashioned bar and cocktails to match. We were sorry to not have been able to do dinner and cocktails, but the brunch was pretty great. The boys had seafood omelets and the girls had Eggs Benedict. One caveat: they hard poach the eggs for this... More 

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Additional Information about Sly's

Address: 686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
Phone Number: 805-684-6666
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?