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Beachside Bar-Cafe

5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
805-964-7881
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Ranked #9 of 113 restaurants in Goleta
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

You don't go here for the quality of the food. You go here for the views of the beach and Pacific Ocean. Food is average and nothing to write home about. Drinks are adequate although you might want to ask your waiter to have the bar tender lighten up on the ice/water and go heavier with the actual alcohol. But... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

the Beachside is one of my favorite places for lunch with friends and colleagues from UCSB. it's close to campus, a beautiful location right on the sand, great service and really good food. casual, comfortable and the perfect ambiance. you can have a table inside or outside

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Agoura Hills, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Beachside restaurant has amazing seafood and views of the Channel Islands. On a nice day, this is the place to go for lunch or dinner. They have both outdoor and indoor seating. With the huge windows, everyone has a great view. After eating, you can walk out on the Goleta pier or watch the birds at the adjacent lagoon (slough)... More

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Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I ate here on the Fourth of July so we were pleasantly surprised to get a table. We did eat earlier in the evening (6:30 p.m.), so maybe it was harder to get a table as it drew closer to the fireworks time of the evening. The wait staff was all quite friendly, but my husband did... More

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Denver, CO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

great service, good food, very crowded so go for dinner specials 5-6 pm, or make a reservation, nice beach views

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Thousand Oaks, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Dropped into the Beachside Cafe after some kayaking off of Goleta Beach. Just wanted a little something to take the edge off, so we ordered up some calamari and clam chowder. YUM!! The clam chowder is made in-house and is loaded with clams. The calamari is *lightly* breaded and fried up right. The squid is the star here, not the... More

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Ramona, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were camping up at El Capitan State Beach and had been traveling all day in our motorhome and were ready to settle for anything that was close. We found this place on Trip Advisor and are we glad we did. Great view, great service and great food. Appetizers, soups, salads and entrees were all outstanding. It was real busy... More

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new york
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82 reviews 82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I found this place through Trip Advisor as a place to kill some time while waiting to pick up a friend from the Santa Barbara Airport. I couldn't be more pleased. Nice, casual, beachside restaurant. Prices seemed reasonable and the menu had a good assortment for lunch. They have both outdoor and indoor seating and are accommodating for those who... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our first night in Santa Barbara we decided to head to the beach in Goleta on the advice of some locals we met in Carmel. We went to this restaurant for dinner and we were very pleased. Our server was wonderful. She was very pleasant and did her job very well. We sat in an indoor/outdoor area where it was... More

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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My boyfriend and I were down in Santa Barbara to apartment hunt and he decided to surprise me with a romantic dinner here after all the stress from the week! I had no idea where we were going but was extremely pleased when we pulled into the parking lot. We wandered onto the beach for a bit and enjoyed the... More

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