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Zookers Restautant

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5404 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-8893
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Farm to Table Yummy

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Carpinteria. The food is always excellent, it always tastes fresh and homemade. The soups are wonderful, the grilled vegetable salad is fantastic... I've really never had something I didn't like. The only problem I have is that I haven't tried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Amy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Carpinteria. The food is always excellent, it always tastes fresh and homemade. The soups are wonderful, the grilled vegetable salad is fantastic... I've really never had something I didn't like. The only problem I have is that I haven't tried everything! You won't be disappointed.

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Thank Amy W
Carpinteria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Finally got into Zookers to try out their hamburger, the best in Carp according to a CVN reader's poll in early 2015. Well, my friend announced it was the best hamburg she's ever had! Worth a visit and trial for yourself.

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Thank Maribeth14
Montecito CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We have lunch here often, and occasionally dinner. Zookers is great for both. Not too formal (feels more like an upscale sandwich shop). Never had a bad meal. I usually order the tuna melt with jalapeno; but the burgers and salads are very good. Prices at lunch are very reasonable. Dinner menu offers full meals and very good choices, although... More 

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Thank ClipperTraveler
Santa Barbara, California
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

As Carpinteria residents we'd been aware of Zookers and its reputation and we finally decided to try it. I was underwhelmed - I found it noisy, tables crowded together, the food unremarkable and somewhat overpriced. I know lots of people think it's great - and it may be a good place compared to the others in Carpinteria - but I... More 

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Thank Bob B
Carpinteria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Of all of the restaurants in Carpinteria, this is in the top two. First - they actually have good service and better quality food. The prices for dinner are higher than some of the others, but the quality is better. A bit out of the way, but it is always busy, and dinner is always very good. I usually order... More 

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Thank Elizabeth J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We stumbled on this place by accident while travelling and staying at a nearby hotel. I had the locally caught sea bass entre. My wife had a vegetarian pasta dish made with fresh local produce. Our waiter treated us like family and was very informative of the neighborhood and local attractions.

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Thank cshel08
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Very simple restaurant with a nice menu to choose from. Good price and service. I recommend to stop by to have lunch or quick dinner.

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Thank MsBehavi0r
Carpinteria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

If you aren't the hamburgers and beers type and want a delicious, inventive, made-with-fresh-local-ingredients meal, this is the place for you. No tourist hype, it is a quiet place with the best cooking in Carpinteria. If they're serving sorrel soup the day you go -- don't miss it.

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Thank CarpDee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Food was OK....a little to pricy we thought. Service was very good, restaurant very nice and clean. Entre' presentation was very nice.

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Thank filominac
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Out for dinner again. Always looking for something new and different. This was a very good find. The service was very good and the food was as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5404 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: (805) 684-8893

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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