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5687 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
805 964 5200
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 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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  • 21
    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
Great service, yummy food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Cathy M
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Goleta, California
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
32 helpful votes 32 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?