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Jill's Place

632 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1637
805-963-0378
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Ranked #304 of 439 restaurants in Santa Barbara
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English first
Santa Barbara California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Santa Barbara, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is a local's place with very few tourists finding their way off State Street. The atmosphere is very comfortable and laid back, even with linen table setting. We have eaten here several times for dinner and always been happy with the value/quality of the food. Unlike some of the reviewers we have not had bad service. In fact the... More

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Oxford
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

I'm a big fan of steak but don't really like the typical white-linen, over-attentive service that often comes in high-end steakhouses. Of course, that type of establishment also has a tendency to price highly and you are often lucky to get a slab of dead animal flesh for under $40. So, after reading reviews on Yelp and elsewhere, L and... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I have come to Jill's Place various times over the years. The food, especially the meat (obviously) is the best in town, it's great quality and cooked (and seasoned) to absolute perfection. The split pea soup is also a must and perfectly cooked as were the potatoes and veggies that came with my meal. It really was delicious. A great... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Dined with 5 friends and ordered the tri-tip special and a Stella Artois. The beer was fine - the rest was a disappointment. I guess for $14 I shouldn't have expected much. The small salad was OK, but some lettuce looked old. The beans were pretty good - almost a chili. The tri-tip was almost uncuttable, even thought it was... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I used to love coming here. The last 2 times I have been there I was truly Dis-Appointed...Very Dis-Appointed. My vegetable was a medley of what can only be canned or frozen veggies. Service was ... Un interested in my happiness. The first drink was a nice pour the 2nd and 3rd was not. Had to ask for everything to... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Do I really want to share this fabulous place? This is my Giving back to the travel community that has so lovingly made travel and wonderful food possible all over the world. So here goes...do not miss Jill's Place when visiting Santa Barbara. This place is about so much more than the Food. Jill is the original "Butchers Daughter"..the Shalhoob... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Not only have I repeatedly had the best steak I've ever had (funny because each time I get one better than the next) I was happily surprised to find, hands down, THE BEST FRIED CHICKEN with mash potatoes and gravy IN SANTA BARBARA! i am willing to challange anyone to get a better fried chicken dish in this town. Being... More

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Goleta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Some food items are better than others. I have had steaks that were just average.Lamb was great. Ribs were great.

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Santa Barbara
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

My wife and I were looking for a good steakhouse in Santa barbara now that Ruth's Chris has left town. Jill's Place had some good reviews so we went. The atmosphere is cozy and it feels like a neighborhood place. The service was attentive and friendly . My wife ordered a filet mignon and I ordered a sirloin steak billed... More

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