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5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
805 964 5200
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nugget of a find!

Staying in Santa Barbara, we were looking for something less frilly and we found this place by accident, while hunting down a Walgreens! The food was served hot, quickly, and was plentiful. I had a BLT and my husband had a steak sandwich. Both were tasty. The service was very good as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Ellen G
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Seabrook, Texas
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Seabrook, Texas
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Staying in Santa Barbara, we were looking for something less frilly and we found this place by accident, while hunting down a Walgreens! The food was served hot, quickly, and was plentiful. I had a BLT and my husband had a steak sandwich. Both were tasty. The service was very good as well.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

been here 3 times when our fav place was booked out, first 2 visits were good, last sunday's was not, my son and i both ordered steak and our meals arrived when my wife and daughter where 1/2 way done with theirs, i ordered my steak medium rare, it arrived past medium, why did the waitress think cooking me a... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Good food, good service, no complaints. I've had duds (the appetizer sampler) and they've knocked out of the park with some of their specials. Fun place to hang out with friends.

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Goleta, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Staff work efficiently, food is good, and the price is right. Nice atmosphere and interesting decoration. It has become so popular that they don't need promotion on Axxess or Mileage Plus any more.

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Goleta
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great place for great food ! Bar is nice place for a cold beer or cocktail. The food selection is large with great specials! Dessert is yummy!!

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I've been here several times over the years, and it is always delicious. The decorations are super fun, and the service is great. Apparently several presidents have eaten there too. This is a great place for a burger especially.

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Santa Barbara, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Eat here every now then. You can get dinner that will fill you here. Just can't beat Beef Strogganoff or Meatloaf. Not a bad place to meet friends after work for a cold either.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

First visit on a whim. Ran into some tasty pasta and clams. Several old friends were also sharing the evening. Pleasant service and reasonable prices. High on our list for Goleta.

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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight. Even though we were early (before 6 pm) the place was already crowded. We were seated at the last available table in a far corner. Despite the bad location our server was excellent, she came to the table at exactly the right time, every time. Food was yummy, decent beer selection with some local faves on... More 

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sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805 964 5200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American
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

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