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Rodney's Steak House

633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3611
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Ranked #328 of 450 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Price range: $31 - $50
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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  • English first
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were staying at the Doubletree and after several meals in downtown Santa Barbara, we wanted a pleasant evening with excellent food. We found it at Rodney's, right in our hotel. No hassle with parking, etc. It was a memorable experience with excellent food and excellent service. Don't miss the crab cake! It has to be the best we have... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

During the week, Rodneys can be crowded with convention-types on their expense accounts. Good for them, maybe not so much for us locals. On most weekends, things calm down. There will still be some tourists with unruly children but it is much quieter overall. That's when Rodneys menu and staff shine. The burger at $20 is one of the most... More 

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Latham, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

very attentive service, with the chef visiting tables and telling interesting insides about the food. The creative dishes skillfully mixing, sometimes contrasting, flavors, fresh ingredients made for a memorable meal. With the quality food and service the prices are reasonable.

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Santa Barbara, California
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599 reviews 599 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
406 helpful votes 406 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

It is a good meal, but you are at a hotel so it isn't going to be cheap! Just stick with breakfast and sit outside. Take a walk and go somewhere for dinner.

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Irvine, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We found good service. They had a nice wine list. There were great salads and appetizers. What a dissapointment to get tough filet mignon!

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Ridgecrest, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

While staying at the Fes Parker Doubltree in Santa Barbara we decided on dinner at Rodney's mainly because we didn't want to drive or take a taxi. I was a bit wary since hotel restaurants aren't always the best. But, this was a good choice. We had the filet and it was prefect. One of the best steaks I've ever... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I spent New Years Eve at this restaurant and the food was divine. The service was impeccable, the steak was made exactly as I ordered, and the garlic truffle fries were to die for! The portions were generous too, especially the 7 layer chocolate cake! I would definitely return.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We really enjoyed Christmas dinner at Rodney's. Roasted turkey with all the trimmings, and prime rib cooked perfectly. Amelia was a great server, and it was a warm friendly atmosphere. It was really fun to see families of all ages.

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Carpinteria, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Every year I top off my birthday by treating a few close friends to dinner at Rodney's. I've eaten at some great steakhouses in Chicago, New York and elsewhere. For those carnivores who can appreciate a good steak, this rivals any of the great steakhouses. The menu is limited to beef, and various fresh fish items. But the steak is... More 

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So. Cal
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The decor was nice but very brightly lite. The menu was very limited. The food average but expensive. I can get an average steak and steamed broccoli anywhere nothing special, but a big bill at the end.

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Additional Information about Rodney's Steak House

Address: 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3611
Phone Number: 805-884-8554
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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