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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 29
    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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Edmonds, Washington
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A few blocks east of Linden Beach, The Spot is another Carpinteria staple. Great Mexican food, burgers, shakes, etc. In the summer, most guests are in bathing suits, as it is easy walking distance from the beach.

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Stopped at the Spot in Carpinteria, during a recent drive to Santa Barbara -- what a great decision. The best chili dog and hamburger we've had in years. Excellent, fresh, diner-style food, with fabulous flavour. French fries were hot and crisp and oh-so good. Staff were courteous and happy to help. Washroom was very, very, small, but clean. Very close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We searched for a quick place to eat and this place was quick, budget friendly, and super close to the beach. Not to mention the food quality was amazing. It was definitely 'The Spot!'

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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
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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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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 38 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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