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The Nugget

5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
805 964 5200
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Ranked #16 of 116 Restaurants in Goleta
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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English first
sussex
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We went there three times although only once for a meal. The first two visits were for a drink only and although the bar was crowded service was great. Coming from the UK we were pleasantly surprised how large the measures were. The dinners were good although they served my wife the wrong meal to start with.

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Santa Barbara, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Wow,what great food and service. The fish I ordered was perfect and so good! Great wait staff and wonderfully comfortable environment!

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Santa Barbara, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My family stayed at the Goodland Hotel across the street on New Year's Day. The restaurant at the hotel was closed for the holiday so we decided to walk across the street to the Nugget as I had fond memories of eating at the Nugget in Summerland as a child. The menu is huge and has everything from salads, burgers,... More 

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My husband and I went here with my sister who lives nearby. This place was terrific. Everyone was so nice and the food was very good. We sat at the bar and the bartender, Jeff, made us some really great skinny margheritas too! All of the staff was friendly and helpful and made us feel like valued customersl. If I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I took my Spanish boyfriend here to introduce him to American food. Having heard of it before and being a curious person, he ordered meatloaf. It was the worst meatloaf I've ever eaten. And that's saying a lot when you know my dad. It was a stodgy mess that didn't taste like or have the consistency of meat. Besides for... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you want a family-friendly--or just a friendly restaurant come to the Nugget. The food is good, reasonably priced, and the drinks are great! Oh--did I mention they have a small but very good full bar! Again, very friendly, I've gone there with my parents who fell in love with it, my kids, and friend. I loved the chicken marsala,... More 

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San Fernando, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Just down home cooking and lots of animals on the wall food was excellent if you like down home cooking

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A restaurant sandwiched between Denny's and Kentucky Fried Chicken did not grab my attention until my parents decided to stop in for a drink. The staff was so friendly they called me and all of us had a delicious dinner. We had lamb that was perfectly cooked, ditto for the steak, and a wonderful beef strogonoff. My lemon drop martini... More 

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California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My family and I were big fans of The Nugget in Goleta when it first opened! The food was pretty good and plentiful, good drinks and friendly service. However, the last couple of times things seem to have changed. On our last visit, the service was terrible and the food just so-so.(The fish was way too salty and the burger... More 

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Lompoc, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I decided to try some place new being in the area for a appt. I looked online and found The Nugget. I figured how can you mess up a burger. Boy we're we surprised how great this find was!. We got there right before the lunch crowd. Waiter was very pleasant. I order Ortega burger and my... More 

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Additional Information about The Nugget

Address: 5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone Number: 805 964 5200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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