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Santa Barbara Brewing Co

501 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 730-1040
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Ranked #128 of 429 restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It was a late Thursday night. We had already tried a couple of places to get food, but we were not successful. A sign on the front door read "10pm happy hour", so a friend & I went in. From the start, we felt unwelcomed. When we asked what was on the late night happy hour, we were given a... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Best burger I ever had. Try the BBQ Western Burger. The beer is also delicius, which is not a surprise.

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San Francisco, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

my friend and i went on sat 3/29 around 8pm and were seated right away. unfortunately her food took forever and when it arrived, the chicken patty was nearly non existent. i urged her to return it and get something else but she didn't. i said something about the size to our server and she didn't know what to do.... More

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This place was buzzing when we arrived, but we did not have to wait too long for a table. Great variety on the menu. Beef Stroganoff was extremely tasty, but all of our group had something different from Burgers to the Stroganoff and everyone enjoyed it. Service was quick and friendly, it was one of the groups birthdays and a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stopped in for lunch the other day and had a great burger and pizza. The blond beer is also very tasty. Service was friendly and attentive as well. The place could use a bit of a cleaning, especially the restrooms, which lost it a star in my review.

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San Diego, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The place we were staying recommended this place to us. We are big beer fans and wanted to taste something local. We were greater right away and seated quickly. We browsed the beer menu and decided on a flight of their Belgian beers. They were not great...we ordered the carpacio appetizer and it was FANTASTIC! We then ordered a taster... More

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seattle
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

If you want service with a smile -- then walk on by the Santa Barbara Brewing Company. They say no before even hearing the question. The manager was rude and extremely out of line in his dealings with us. We waited nearly 2 hours for a table and watched many others be seated prior to us -- why -- because... More

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California
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13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The food, though its a typical California bar menu- was better than expected. Drinks were good as was service.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We always stop here when we are in Santa Barbara. Love the beer and the food. Great happy hour. We had three different appetizers. Wow wow wow. You must try the spicey beef tips. Unreal. Wish I would have had another order. Their house beers are fabulous. Great ambience and service. Our server was very knowledgeable. They are always willing... More

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Grapeview, Washington
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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Enjoyed dinner here on Thanksgiving day. Easy walk from the beach area where we were staying. We split a pub steak, as the portions were ample. It was very good, with great mashed potatoes, and crisply cooked vegetables. Our service was good even though it was very busy. Our order took quite awhile to arrive. When we asked about it... More

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