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“Excellent Burger Joint” 5 of 5 stars
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Spot
389 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2310
805-684-6311
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Ranked #13 of 65 Restaurants in Carpinteria
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Toluca Lake, California, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Burger Joint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

There is nothing glamorous about the Spot, just a shack that serves great food and shakes. The service is always fantastic and the although the line can be huge at times it is well worth the wait. Between the 10 of us we had hamburgers, chili burgers, all sorts of shakes, fries, taquitos and everything was excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
California, USA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Huge selection of good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

There were 11 of us and everyone liked what they had. Between us we had fried clams - delicious, fried shrimp, burgers, and salads. The onion rings looked huge and yummy.

Visited August 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Best burgers on the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

There is a reason the Spot has been around for ages! It is such a fun place to go after a day on the beach! Burgers, fries, and shakes are our favorites!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great burgers in a beach town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by on a recommendation from a friend. The burgers were excellent, and portions were large. Thought about ordering a double burger. I'm glad I didn't. Ordered two large fries for a family of four. One would have been perfect. Service was good, but wasn't as personable as we expected. The salsas and peppers were an unexpected surprise. Lunch with 4 cheeseburgers, 2 fries, and 2 sodas was under $30.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bakersfield, California
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38 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good average food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

First time visit with someone who used to spend time in the summer at Carp as a child. The "retro look" is real. They have been around for 50 years, but my friend did remark how they have expanded and changed a bit over the years. The food was good, but nothing not found at dozens of similar spots near the beach along the California coast. I noticed all ages at 'indoor' and outdoor tables with several tables obviously multi-generational. Spot's is a place that becomes a tradition quickly; after all its near the beach. . . can't get better than that.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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