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632 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1637
805-963-0378
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
They're back!

They had been closed for remodeling for quite a few months in '14 and my wife and I hadn't been there for quite some time. We went there without reservations on a Saturday night and the place was pretty full. We got a 2-top on the back wall. It was cold that night so it was a little chilly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Randlyman
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Santa Barbara, California
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  • Reservations
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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

They had been closed for remodeling for quite a few months in '14 and my wife and I hadn't been there for quite some time. We went there without reservations on a Saturday night and the place was pretty full. We got a 2-top on the back wall. It was cold that night so it was a little chilly there... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

For Christmas Eve, my husband treated the family to dinner. What a lovely experience! Jill actually met us outside, and took our reservation. The restaurant had undergone a fire in 2013 and had been closed for a year to be remodeled. The "Place" looked lovely and has a pleasant, casual atmosphere with a bar. The meat is outstanding which you... More 

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Goleta, California
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was my first time back to Jill's place since the fire closed it down for a year. Glad to see our favorite waitress back in action. We came for lunch today and each had our "go to " lunches. The restaurant has always been known for their excellent meat and today was no different. Only comment is that the... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My husband and I were recommended this restaurant by a local when visiting Santa Barbara from the UK. At first we were bit wary as we walked to the restaurant, and at first it seemed that we were going to someones house as its at the end of a residential block, but once we entered that all changed. It was... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Looked great from the outside, cool atmosphere, pretty good service... but what happened in the kitchen?? The food was extremely average. I ordered the ribs. They sounded really good from the menu but they turned out to be super tough and not very tasty. My wife's meal was disappointing too. The side dishes were no better than those served in... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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114 reviews 114 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I had the privilege of eating at Jill’s Place the other day. I chose those words very carefully because it is truly a treat. Not only was it some of the best food I have ever had, the staff was very friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed and even the bar served very good cocktails. What more? It is excellent on... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We celebrated a birthday at Jill's Place and as usual it was fantastic! the menu is appealing - a nice variety of items - one of the best grilled artichokes i've ever had - and the Short rib grilled cheese sandwich was a different take on an American favorite. Jill works the floor and makes sure her patrons are satisfied... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The look is very cool. The place was not appropriately staffed. The food was not what it should be for the cost and the location. We would not recommend the place or return. Santa Barbara has many much better places to eat. BTW - This is where I went to school and I have returned numerous times. This could be... More 

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Edwardsvile, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This restaurant was such a find and unfortunately it wasn't until the last night that we found it. We wanted to go to Bouchon but it was full and the lovely owner there recommended Jull's Place around the corner. While Bouchon looked lovely my husband and I agreed that we lucked out that couldn't seat us. Our meal and service... More 

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Santa Barbara California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

We had not been to Jill's in a while, not impressed with server last time. Decided to try it again. Server was good. Drinks disappointing. But the steak was tough.....ordered baseball cut medium rare. Not flavorful meat, just had lots of pepper and seasonings, and really we were so disappointed at how tough it was. Potatoes just fair...veggies are veggies.....we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 632 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1637
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-963-0378
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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