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Backyard Bowls

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331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
805-845-5379
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 67
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great meal replacement

This was my very first Acai bowl, so I didn't have much to compare it to. That being said, I loved it! The texture is thicker than a smoothie, but still creamy. Delicious for breakfast or snack. I had a large, but a small probably would have been enough. Now, every Acai bowl I have I compare... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
Don W
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Marina del Rey, California
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Marina del Rey, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was my very first Acai bowl, so I didn't have much to compare it to. That being said, I loved it! The texture is thicker than a smoothie, but still creamy. Delicious for breakfast or snack. I had a large, but a small probably would have been enough. Now, every Acai bowl I have I compare against this, which... More 

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California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was my first time having an acai bowl. It is pretty good. The place is very loud due to the preparation of the bowls. The bathroom is next door at the coffee shop. This place encouraged me to try other acai bowls out. I had no problem finding free parking a minute walk away.

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Santa Barbara, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

i just wish I could walk here from my office or I would eat it nearly every day. Island bowl with honey is legit

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Northern New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

From the name, I initially thought this was an outdoor furniture store. Then, I came across some TripAdvisor reviews and decided to try Backyard Bowls for lunch. Boy, am I glad I did. The Berry Bowl was a delicious and surprisingly filling combination of acai pulp, freshly cut strawberries, banana, blueberry and more. Two pieces of advice; 1) Pay attention... More 

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KY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a charming, unassuming counter based restaurant that serves delicious and nutritious bowls choc full of goji berries, oatmeal, fruit, and/or veggies. Great way to start the day!

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Pleasanton, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

What a find! This place is amazing. The "fruit" bowls were ordered were delicious! They contained fresh fruit - bananas, blue berries, other fruits and berries all mixed together in a raspberry yogurt and served cold. Wonderful tastes! A great way to start your morning.

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I recommend the Island Bowl if you want something fruity and fresh! Its a delicious blend of Acaí, Banana, Mango, Pineapple Juice & Coconut Milk. Perfect texture then topped with Banana, Strawberry, Blueberry, Coconut Shavings, Granola & Honey. The small bowl is so filling you don't need a large unless you plan on sharing or are a very hungry fellow.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great healthy and tasty breakfast! The bowls are filled to the top with fruits, berries and super fruits. Tastes amazing!

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Walnut Creek, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Got dragged here by my daughter. Didn't want a bowl of grass and shredded Zig Zag paper...however upon tasting this concoction I was won over and will be returning. Super healthy and incredibly tasty. If getting healthy tastes like this? I'm in....

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Santa Barbara, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Can never go wrong with this place. You have the option of creating your own bowl or created specialties on their menu. I haven't had one that I didn't enjoy and not to mention they're good for you! All of the options have a perfect blend of flavors and textures. Great way to eating towards a healthy lifestyle AND enjoying... More 

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Additional Information about Backyard Bowls

Address: 331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
Phone Number: 805-845-5379
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3436
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-845-5379

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?