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Santa Barbara Brewing Co

501 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 730-1040
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Ranked #136 of 442 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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70% Recommend
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Hartford, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the sample of beer flavors, including a Thai-inspired saison, though I didn't like the one with pomegranate flavoring. I didn't eat there, so have no opinion of the food.

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Carrollton, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Let me start by saying I don't drink beer, but still enjoy visiting Santa Barbara Brewing Company. Why? Friendly, casual, fun - and TVs to watch sports. I've been here a few times, and have never had a bad experience. I thought the food was just fine. The Mac and Cheese was excellent, and a huge portion. Same with the... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The beer here is great but the food stinks!!!! We decided to try this place out and order a few appetizers. The "traditional buffalo wings" were marinated in BBQ sauce, what!! we were expecting "traditional buffalo sauce" they were also undercooked and seemed like they came from some old foster farm chickens that had traveled the world a few times.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My fiance and I went here around 8:30 on a Friday night. I expected it to be packed, but we were some of the only people there. The service was okay. The waitress was friendly, but didn't check up on us that often. The beer was good. We only ordered fries, which were okay, but lacking something. When we walked... More

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Garland, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We wandered in for drinks and were surprised and the great menu. Although we weren't hungry we would definitely go back. We happened to be there for happy hour so I enjoyed a Great house margarita for just $5. and my husband tried their beer sampler. Great way to try what they brew.

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San Jose, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stopped in twice last week for dinner. First things first, the IPA and the Pale Ale are both excellent beers. As a brewery, the place is great. Now on to the food. Are kids always like the place and they do a great job to accommodate large families like ours. We had the potato skins both nights and they... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Unbelievable - they have loads of different beer varieties on offer. Good and decent food. Free refill on soft drinks and an ok variation of white wine to choose from. Very friendly staff.

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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a light lunch after driving more than three hours through the busy LA freeways. This place was perfect. We had the pulled pork nachos and they were delicious. I ordered one of their craft beers, but they were out, thus the reason for four stars instead of five. But I did get another... More

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Anthem, Arizona
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

If you like micro brews, this is the place for you, all brewed in house (of course). Good food as well, had habanero chicken wings and teriyaki steak bites. We will definitely be back!

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Melbourne, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Loved their beer. I cannot remember which one we had but it was a seasonal beer...Also enjoyed our meal. Service was good, very prompt and very helpful when making beer selection. The friends I went to lunch with also enjoyed their meals. One had a burger, the other had a wrap.

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