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The Nugget

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5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
805 964 5200
Today
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

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Great with Friends

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
OldOldBob
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Gallatin, Tennessee
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Gallatin, Tennessee
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Santa Barbara, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 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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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?