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632 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1637
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Ranked #224 of 449 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Goleta, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
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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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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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Address: 632 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1637
Phone Number: 805-963-0378
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
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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