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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
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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
Alaska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is by far the dirtiest restaurant I've been to in a long time. The waiter was scratching his nose as he was grabbing our lemons from the bar. Had to ask for clean appetizer plates, food caked on them. The food was marginal...he dropped our bread on the way and we had to ask him to replace it. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Enjoyed the ocean view while enjoying an excellent seafood and steak with fresh salad for dinner. I will be back again.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have had a couple dinners here and enjoyed the setting on the beach and adjacent to the pier and beach park. It is a local favorite spot in Goleta, and near-by our hosts` home. Take a stroll on the pier after dinner.

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Goleta, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the few places on the beach in our area. Great for watching the sunset. Great sundowner menu.

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Novato, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Right on the beach, near UCSB campus. Nice selection of seafood and other items for those who don't eat fish. Friendly efficient service. We had our family graduation celebration here.

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Solvang
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food here is good, as is the service. It helps if you make reservations, and you should be hungry for seafood. The other options are limited but all worth the taste.

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Ventura, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My best friend took me to a birthday lunch at Beachside Bar-Cafe. It was crowded but they seated us in about 20 minutes. They have inside and outside dinning. The waitress was super nice. We both had clam chowder which was delicious with big pieces of clams in it. And we split a fish lunch with fries. The fish and... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a restaurant that is right on the sand with remarkable views of the ocean. The service is good and so is the food. The chowder and Caesar are both fantastic. They have a wide variety menu and can accommodate large parties.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 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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