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The Barbecue Company

3807 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
805 684 2209
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Ranked #20 of 65 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I've passed this place a hundred times and I always said some other time, well I (wife & 2 small children) finally stopped and tried it out. It's a standard mom & pop bbq restaurant with normal SoCal bbq restaurant prices. Nothing fancy, just bbq. Spent about $60 including tip for a family of four. Good service, and pretty fast... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

As regular visitors to the area, my wife and I had always wanted to try this place. Well, we finally did and won't be going back. My wife's Half Rack of ribs were not bad, but nothing special. My brisket was awful and not even slathering it in sauce could save it. The brisket was tough, chewy and dry. Must... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I've tried many bbq joints, but this is the best! The baby back ribs are moist, meaty & delish. The atmosphere is low key and the service is friendly & efficient. I haven't tried anything else on the menu cuz all I ever want are the ribs! And I keep coming back. Good stuff.

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We like to stop on the way to Santa Barbara beaches and this is worth stopping for. Service is quick and and the food is even quicker. I had soup and and a tritip sandwich and was delicious. If they could put it on Garlic toast like they served my wife with her salad, it would be a homerun. My... More 

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Ventura
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

One burger, one pulled pork sandwich, and one half rack of ribs, 2 iced teas, and one soda $61.13 without the tip. The food was good, but nothing special. Sides could have been better. The fries were limp and the side salad was boring. I wish we had tried different sides. Won't go back again because of the price. You... More 

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Bullhead City
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We're taking a lad trip and stopped at this little place. Ate outside and loved the atmosphere. We all thought the food was good.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

The absolute best BBQ I've had in a while. I had the beef ribs...AWESOME. FLAVORFUL, MEATY, AND TENDER. My wife had the baby back ribs and they were so good I had to meet the owner. Gary is the owner and he was great. He showed me around the kitchen and told me how it was done. Very cool. I... More 

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Sacramento CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you want good BBQ at decent prices along the central coast, this is the place to go! My wife and I split the 2 meat (baby back ribs and pulled pork) combination with cold slaw and backed beans with an extra side of corn bread. The meat was good. The glaze on the ribs was clearly the best. The... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This place is worth a visit if your passing through Santa Barbara. Good service, good food and not bad prices. I had the chicken, it was very good and plenty of it. My wife had the ribs and enjoyed them too. We didn't try the starters and deserts, figured they were far to expensive really so we decided not to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The food was mediocre, but the variety of sauce was great. We sat outside on the patio and received good service from a young man. I ordered a standard brisket-type of sandwich and had to drown it in sauce to get any real flavor out of it. The area doesn't have a lot of BBQ options, so I will go... More 

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Additional Information about The Barbecue Company

Address: 3807 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Phone Number: 805 684 2209
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Barbecue

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