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Beachside Bar-Cafe

5905 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-3903
805-964-7881
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Ranked #13 of 116 Restaurants in Goleta
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Broomfield, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Met a friend for lunch, based on the recommendation of my local parents. Sat outside in chilly weather, but they turned on the ceiling heaters. I had the best clam-chowder in a sourdough bowl! I nearly ate the entire bread bowl too. I can't wait to go back again!

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Stopped in for a quick meal after arriving at the nearby airport. Caught the happy hour menu and enjoyed excellent crab cakes, grilled artichoke and a well-made margarita. It was all well prepared and the view can't be beat. Good service, nice decor and atmosphere.

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Santa Ynez, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Sort of a locals hangout just down the way from UCSB. Right on the beach. Seafood choices always fresh...great oysters and must try the calamari appetizer....fantastic

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Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had dinner here the other night and it was not a good experience. This cafe sits,literally, on the beach in Goleta (near Santa Barbara) and has one of the best sunset views you can imagine. The food,however,is another matter. The four of us each ordered a different entre and none of us had good things to say. My pasta primavera... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stopped in to get lunch at the Beachside Bar-Cafe after picking up a team member at the airport. They were not crowded and the view was excellent. The food was very good, but I had the fish and chips and I thought the portion size was too small. I left and wanted to go get lunch, again. Service was... More 

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london
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had dinner here on our recent mini break at Santa Barbara with my husband. The location is superb, and we had some nice meals however we left with mixed feelings. First we have been served by a middle aged lady, who was absolutely lovely and great. Than a younger waitress took over as her first waitress's shift finished. Well,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was in town for a conference, visited the Cafe for dinner, great setting and good food, I'd easily return when in the area.

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Los Angeles
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

after waiting forever to be brought our tea, sitting by unbussed tables, we had to be like trap door spiders to reach out and grab anyone walking by just to get some sugar. then out come the crab cakes- two for 17 bux. wow. so they then bring our clam chowder in a bread bowl, it was good, but the... More 

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Pasadena
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I love this place. I love the soup, the location, the view. I wish the cooked food was more consistent. Sometimes it is absolutely great and other times its not. I always go with high hopes and about 60% of the time I am not disappointed. But even when the food is not great, it is not bad. And there... More 

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Orinda, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This place gets its business from--let's face it--the location. The food selection is acceptable, the food okay. We were in a large group so not always the best judge but my food was cold when I got it and the preparation just okay. So I would definitely go back if I wanted to sit right on the beach and watch... More 

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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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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