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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

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't Miss the Novelty of Eating Here

A great little place to eat close to the beach. The food is decent and the atmosphere is something you need to experience at least once. There are lots of tables inside and out and most have umbrellas to shield you from the sun. We ordered two burgers, one order of fries and two shakes...it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
CarlOjai
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Ojai, California
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Carpinteria, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Ojai, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A great little place to eat close to the beach. The food is decent and the atmosphere is something you need to experience at least once. There are lots of tables inside and out and most have umbrellas to shield you from the sun. We ordered two burgers, one order of fries and two shakes...it was $20.The fries are nothing... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Burgers are good but nothing you couldn't get at in n out or other places. It is a novelty that they are so close to the beach and just have a little shack. Beware cash only and no receipts.

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Burbank, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place has been a favorite of mine and my family's since I was a kid. We would camp across the way and walk over for lunch and/or dinner. The burgers and shakes are fantastic. I have never been disappointed with the quality of their food. The outdoor seating is nice, inside gets a bit hot especially in the summertime... More 

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Cary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have heard about this local burger joint for years, it even get's a 5 start rating on Yelp Went for Lunch on a Tuesday at 1:30pm. Waited in a moderate line - mostly locals. Ordered a cheese burger- everything on it, with small fries and a small pepsi $8.80 (my friend ordered the onion rings and a chocolate milkshake).... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Located 1 block from the city beach in Carpinteria. The best chili cheese fries ever! You can sit outside and eat, a mini walk up burger joint.

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We are staying in Carpinteria (from Wisconsin) in a condo right near the beach, and our local friends recommended that we try The Spot for lunch. Our kids (ages 8 and 9) have food allergies (dairy-egg-nut), which sometimes makes it a challenge to eat out, especially at small food stands like this one. Luckily for us, it was not a... More 

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so cal
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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