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Lucky's

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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, Late Night, 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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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
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Expensive food, expensive cocktails and the place to show off your hot new couture or arm candy. Cougars and whales abundant as well as those who want to watch the show. This is a must go for out of towners and occasionally irresistible for locals as well. Enjoy at you own risk ;-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Chad C
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Montecito, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

the service aaas excellent and personally attentive. the food is highest quality and will not be exceeded else where. be prepared for a grand outing but try not to count the cost. you will want to give a god tip in addition to that which is added.

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Plantation, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We were seated promptly by a hostess who later was offended by my request for a different table. She was so offended (I was polite and kind in my request) that another hostess placed us at an appropriate table. Anyhow, after that start we had a wonderful dinner, as usual. Starters included abalone and figs wrapped with prosciutto. My tablemates... More 

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Montecito, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Expensive food, expensive cocktails and the place to show off your hot new couture or arm candy. Cougars and whales abundant as well as those who want to watch the show. This is a must go for out of towners and occasionally irresistible for locals as well. Enjoy at you own risk ;-)

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La Jolla, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

While shopping in Montecito we came upon Lucky's walked in and made a reservation for that night. We tried making a reservation online but could get the time we wanted so this was a lucky try. The entire evening at Lucky's was so much fun. The mood of the staff was entertaining while being very helpful. Our Waiter ( I... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great service, excellent food, great menu with lots of choices. You can get a beer and hamburger or a finely prepared meal.

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Mexico City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Classic and classy steakhouse with a twist. Traditional dishes and new classics all done to perfection. The service is definitely not your typical sour faced steakhouse waiters, but helpful and nice waiters.

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Top food, great service and superb ambience. We attend regularly with a number of favoured alternatives from a comprehensive. menu.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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 - 59
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?