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5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
805-964-7881
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Beach Side Break!

We stopped for a quick break and stayed for the grilled artichoke and California wines. Great view of islands and will recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Spokane, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is a bayside restaurant. We were not skking a gastronomic event, just some food. Wow! The pricing was reasonable; the staff were great, and the food--calamari, and a spiced, marinated chicken breast were perfect! Wine reasonably priced. We'd go back in a minute. Fun evening.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stopped for a quick break and stayed for the grilled artichoke and California wines. Great view of islands and will recommend!

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Huntington Beach, California
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There's no questioning that the best thing about this restaurant is its location. From the main dining room, you can see the ocean waves crashing onto the shore. It's so close that it almost looks like you could reach out and touch them. I asked the server about the paella, and was told that it was one of their specialties.... More 

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Redwood City, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Found this place based on late night availability. Took family out and and enjoyed the food. Friendly service, great views and prices were right on point. The only complaint I have is the tea was kinda weak,,, but I'm just nitpicking now. I would recommend this place for the beach location and the delicious clam chowder.

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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We were surprised how good this place was. We really knew nothing about it, we were just hungry and our kid's iPhone led us here. Right on the beach which was great. Food was actually not spectacular but was good without being over priced. Cocktails were fine. In spite of being quite crowded, service was good.

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Marana, Arizona
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I left the Santa Barbara area over 20 years ago after having lived here for 20+ years, during which I often dined at the Beachside. So I was surprised by the very negative reviews by some. I decided to check it out during my current visit. I made a reservation for four, requesting a table by the beachside window. Upon... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We went for lunch arriving at 2:15 so most of the lunch crowd was gone. We had a wonderful table inside by the window with a view of the beach. There is also an outside eating area. I ordered the salmon with the green papaya topping and coleslaw, both were delicious. My Mom had the fish and chips that were... More 

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

As they say, the better the location, the worse the food. I go all the time, but usually sit at the bar, have a beer and enjoy the top notch view. The food is predictable and unspectacular. No healthy dining options here. If they would ditch the current menu, and come up with some fresh, ocean view worthy food, I'd... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were on a road trip vacation and felt like something light for dinner. It was getting late and dark so we chose the Beachside Bar-Cafe. Service was very good and we were seated at a window table. The view of the beach was great as we were treated to birds hunting for a late night snack. I ordered crab... More 

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have always loved this place but last time I went, I found out they had removed my favorite dish from the menu. The coconut shrimp very fantastic! They will certainly be missed.

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Additional Information about Beachside Bar-Cafe

Address: 5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
Phone Number: 805-964-7881
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: 805-964-7881

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 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?