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

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 32
    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
Gorgeous, Light, Airy Atmosphere

The first thing that struck me was the wash off light coming through the large windows and sun roofs. Mirrors are also used which add to the bright, cheerful look on a sunny day. Good food. My daughter had the tri-tip cheese steak sandwich and salad. The salad had varied leaves but want too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Donna K
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has prime real estate right on the beach. Such a waste! The staff is nice, but the food is just ok. When your front door is the ocean, your seafood should not be just ok. Nothing was local, and not much was regional. I would not eat here again with all the other great local, delicious choices.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This place had a lovely position overlooking the beach. We sat at the bar as it was happy hour and enjoyed cocktails and shared a plate of calamarie. I would have loved to return for either dinner or lunch.

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Rockville, Maryland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The setting is wonderful - right on the beach! I had the pork which was fantastic! Very juicy, flavorful! The kitchen had a couple mishaps with my companions meals, but mine was wonderful!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The first thing that struck me was the wash off light coming through the large windows and sun roofs. Mirrors are also used which add to the bright, cheerful look on a sunny day. Good food. My daughter had the tri-tip cheese steak sandwich and salad. The salad had varied leaves but want too "weird" for her unsophisticated pallet. The... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado, Usa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What could be better! Our 'server' was so lame. Seemed like it was her first day; I asked about a certain item, she didn't know what I was talking about. Then I asked If the kebobs could be grilled, she had to go ask in the kitchen. She was so slow bringing everything. How hard is it to retrieve a... More 

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Goleta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service was great! We shared appetizers and all were delicious! A couple of people came later, and the waiter was great in getting their drink orders.

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Miami, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Great Location. The service is pleasant Food is just ok though. Unmemorable. Disappointing for the prices. But still aesthetically pleasant.

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Sedona AZ
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The place has obviously got an ideal setting, and without any competition they have it made. Having said that the food is not great and the prices are right up there. My shrimp in the cocktail was tough. Seafood stew appertiser not very tasty, a seafood kebabs lacking in seafood heavy on veggies which were good. The bar maid was... More 

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Inglewood, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The food was good, but the service was not good. Our server did not give his name. He started off ok, then seem to disconnect for some odd reason. Did not come back to check on our table. After our meal was done, my husband had to go track him down for the bill. y husband was giving the bill... More 

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Poipu, Hawaii
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Terrific location - right on the beach next to the pier. Very nice at sunset and, let's face it, that's the main draw - atmosphere and ocean view. It's a standard steak and seafood menu - of surprisingly mediocre quality. The food isn't exactly bad, but it's not good either. Go elsewhere if you want a good meal. Suggest a... More 

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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: Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?