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389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
805-684-6311
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great burgers. Cash only!

A great burger place for when you're strolling down Linden Avenue towards the beach. The food is fresh and the service efficient. Both outdoor and indoor seating. My family and I always stop here for a double cheeseburger and fries whenever we're in town. Just remember one important tip; have cash... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Dave G
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Always awesome. Consistent and a fun stop on way to or from Santa Barbara. Chili burger my favorite. Chili cheese fries to die for. Also has Burritos and fish n chips on the menu

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Carpinteria, California
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's a burger shack! The food is pretty typical. No surprises here. The fries are generally pretty good and the service is good when there's not much of a line. There are often only two people manning the place, so plan accordingly if they appear busy.

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CA
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stopped here for a burger while camping at Carpinteria state beach. The burger was excellent, on par with The Habit and In-N-Out. Really delicious ripe red tomatoes. My toddler mowed through the fries too. Husband liked his burrito.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A great burger place for when you're strolling down Linden Avenue towards the beach. The food is fresh and the service efficient. Both outdoor and indoor seating. My family and I always stop here for a double cheeseburger and fries whenever we're in town. Just remember one important tip; have cash in your pocket because that's all they take. No... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Not bad at all. It's fast food and it's really good. I know some people think these are the best burgers, I personally like to eat my burgers rare, which you cannot do here, but when i get a craving for this place, there are no other substitutes!

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Carpinteria, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

For those of you that don't know Carp - 'The Spot' has been THE place for burgers, fries, fish & chips, and shakes - forever! Located just next to the train depot, across from Linden Field - everyone from long-time local residents to summer campers make this place their 'go-to' burger joint! Two blocks from 'The World's Safest Beach'!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Orders 2 tacos and ended up with food poisoning. After my family has been going here for years, I will never go back.

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Carpinteria, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Ok, I have never trashed a review, but this will not be a positive one. This place has an amazing reputation over the years, for being one of the best burger joints around, yet, this have not been our experience ! There are often loooonnnggg lines down the block just to buy a burger …really !! We live here.. and... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Remember to bring cash. The line is usually long, so don't be in a hurry. But they make good burgers and onion rings, and they also make a good breakfast burrito.

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central ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Like it all-outside sitting, good food, friendly service. There is also indoor sitting. Very long lines at meals time.

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Additional Information about Spot

Address: 389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
Phone Number: 805-684-6311
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Address: 389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-6311
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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