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Spot

389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
805-684-6311
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Ranked #12 of 61 restaurants in Carpinteria
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  • English first
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English first
so cal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We vacation in Carp every summer at least once. We live about 2 hours away give or take on traffic. My plan is always to leave early enough to hit the spot for lunch. It is must do every year. My fave is their regular cheesburger and chocolate shake. So yummy! One year we featured the Spot in our Christmas... More

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Sacramento, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Spot is a great place to go to grab a quick bit! The burgers are fantastic and one of my favorite places to go to when in Carp. The location is great as it is on the way to the beach. Not very expensive and great place to go when having a beach day.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a great open style regular kind of burger stand...u wait a few minutes...get a table....and your food is ready...lots of people to watch... walking around...playing at the park...standing in line...hamburger, onion rings, soda..$8.50...

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Diamond Bar, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nothing extraordinary here, just good decent burgers and fries. Considering the length of the line we got our food quicker than I thought we would.

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Carpinteria, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love going to the spot for burgers and onion rings. Feels like a step back into the past, with its wood deck and umbrellas. Also a short walk to the beach for a picnic. Feels like summertime!

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Sausalito, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I don't even know if its the same owners, but, the Spot has been there a very long time, like many of the places in Carp. It just makes you feel the world is in place. Its nice to see no big changes, just good food and a place you can count on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Ordered a cheeseburger and it was one of the best ones I've ever had. I didn't have to tell them what to put on it because it came with everything. The lettuce was crispy, onions crunchy, pickles good, tomato fresh. The meat and the sauce delicious. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

The burger patties were burned and dry. The shrimp was over breaded and ovwe cooked. Why anyone wpuld gibe thia location more then a 3 rating is beyond me. The service was excellent. The only problem i had was tje e,ployees kids were running through tje restaurant and distirbing the customers.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I read the reviews of the Spot before venturing out for "lunnner" (lunch/dinner). As I drove by there were families, seniors and teens on the patio so, I decided that the reviews must be accurate. Perhaps I should have ordered a burger. The fish and chips I did order were merely okay. There were 3 pieces of white fish deep... More

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Toluca Lake, California, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

There is nothing glamorous about the Spot, just a shack that serves great food and shakes. The service is always fantastic and the although the line can be huge at times it is well worth the wait. Between the 10 of us we had hamburgers, chili burgers, all sorts of shakes, fries, taquitos and everything was excellent.

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