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The Nugget

5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
805 964 5200
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Ranked #14 of 113 restaurants in Goleta
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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Hampshire
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12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We went to The Nugget for dinner when on vacation in September 2013. I had the Shrimp and my other half had a burger, the menu is mainly what you would call 'American food' I suppose. The food was really good, great value for money and the service was quick. The only negative was we found the atmosphere to be... More

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santa barbara
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The wife ordered lamb chops, salad and wine. I ordered pulled pork with onion rings. The salad was very good as was the service. The lamb was mostly fat and poorly cooked.Our dog liked it. The pulled pork - don't waste your time or money. Most of it was crispy - way over cooked.

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Round Rock, Texas
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34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The food was very good and the service was GREAT! Prices were very good. I ask if they had strawberry lemonade and was told no they didn't but our waitress said she would see what she could do to make some for me. She came back with this best strawberry lemonade I have ever had! Fresh strawberries included! Great family... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

My wife has been talking about a place called the nugget for a while now. The attraction? It's supposed to look and feel like a cowboy bar. Well we went and it feels more like a gold mining camp (hence the name). They have twinkle lights and stuffed heads, some old photos and memorabilia and a rustic style bar with... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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32 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a good local restaurant with a nice menu with several options some uniquely presented. Usually have good service, although it does vary. Nice atmosphere, sort of neighborhood feel leaning toward 'sports bar'.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Grand children loved the western atmosphere. Everything we ordered looked and tasted delicious. We will go back. Just wish there was an outdoor seating area because of our beautiful weather.

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We spent the night in Goleta on our return trip back home and asked the front desk at the hotel for a restaurant referral and were not disappointed! The food was great, the drinks were solid and the service was terrific! This was also the least expensive meal on our trip to boot! We will definitely be back here again!... More

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