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1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108 (Olive Mill Road)
805-565-7540
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks...
LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, live Maine lobsters, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar. LUCKY'S remains one of a rare few to honor the no nonsense steak dinner traditions. From the moment you’re greeted at you car by the valet, seated at your table, encouraged to roll up your sleeves, martini in hand, you are served. Are you ever served!There’s just no other eatery in Santa Barbara that practices the art of serving a prime steak dinner better than LUCKY'S.
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  • 91
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun place for celebrity sightings

The best thing about this place with the ambience and the service. The food was just OK. While we were at dinner we saw two celebrities which was really fun for the whole table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Florida
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent steak house. pricy shrimp cocktail , wonderful service, nice wine list, steaks were perfect. lots of nostalgia from pictures .

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Saint Helena, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is one cool spot. It's a cozy place with old actor photos and wine bottle labels in frames on the wall. It's the type of place you want to have a nice martini and relax. The steaks are great. Has valet parking our front so you dont have to search for a spot in the "not so many parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Stacey was the BEST bartender EVER! FIRST place in cali where the drinks are worth the price! My whole family LOVED it!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The best thing about this place with the ambience and the service. The food was just OK. While we were at dinner we saw two celebrities which was really fun for the whole table.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had a couple of great steak dinners at Lucky's while visiting the area. Excellent wine, fabulous steaks, great sides to choose from and great service. Oh ya, and the creamed corn was so good. Nice atmosphere as well. Would definitely come back to Lucky's.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This was my familys favorite. We had a party of five and we did not have a reservation however they were able to accommodate us and we had a great meal and a wonderful time.

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

While they serve good food, the price is a bit too steep. It is hard to get out without spending more than you budgeted. However, if you want a great steak without worrying about the cost, then this is the place for you.

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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It's such a local hot spot, can't go wrong either sitting in the bar, out on the terrace or in the main dining room. It's just fun and the food pricey $$$ but very good. You're sure to see local celebrities.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We have been on a tour from Vegas, into San Fran , Monterey, Carmel and just landed in Santa Barbara. The hotel recommended Luckys as we asked for good fish restaurants. We walked in and thought it was an upmarket wine bar and saw a table in the window reserved thinking it was ours . IT would not have been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We had reserved a table in the bar area and although we arrived much earlier than the booking we were seated at a great table. The service was excellent and the manager was most considerate having picked up that the table next to us was getting a little crowded and encroaching on our space so he came across and moved... More 

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Additional Information about Lucky's

Address: 1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
Phone Number: 805-565-7540
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $19 to $59
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1279 Coast Village Rd, Montecito, CA 93108
    (Olive Mill Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montecito
  • Phone Number: 805-565-7540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $19 to $59
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

LUCKY'S is widely known for its exclusive selection of USDA Prime steaks, live Maine lobsters, no-nonsense cocktails and world class wine cellar. LUCKY'S remains one of a rare few to honor the no nonsense steak dinner traditions. From the moment you’re greeted at you car by the valet, seated at your table, encouraged to roll up your sleeves, martini in hand, you are served. Are you ever served!There’s just no other eatery in Santa Barbara that practices the art of serving a prime steak dinner better than LUCKY'S.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?