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632 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1637
805-963-0378
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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    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
Out of Sight, Out of Mind, but it's there and it's good...

My wife and I ate at Jill's Place last night. I had not been there in years, and Linda claims she had never been there. Jill's is located sort of off the beaten track, so it is a local place and many tourists may not know about it. Jill's has been pleasantly remodeled due to fire damage a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My wife and I ate at Jill's Place last night. I had not been there in years, and Linda claims she had never been there. Jill's is located sort of off the beaten track, so it is a local place and many tourists may not know about it. Jill's has been pleasantly remodeled due to fire damage a few years... More 

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Really good steak. Tucked away from the tourist area. A favorite with locals. Easy parking and good service.

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Palm Springs, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Total package for a view into real Santa Barbara. Unpretentious and solid. Consistent with a dash of the unexpected... you feel like you're at home. They treat you like a friend and make sure you leave happy ... which you will :)

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Bar is terrific, good view of TVs, bartender (forget his name) is super friendly. Our group was going to have drinks and appies and watch the Final 4 playoffs and then go to another place for dinner. We decided to stay for dinner-great choice. Had the Short Ribs and they were excellent, super tender and full of flavor. My daughter... More 

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Goleta
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went to Jill's Place with my family to celebrate my birthday. There were 8 of us and I think we all had something different. The report was, it was all good from the 8 years old and his sliders to the 69 year old and her fried chicken. The service was very great and we didn't have to ask for... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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118 restaurant reviews
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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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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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